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I had a very weird, very retro experience this lunchtime. Lorna and my in-laws are back from their Florida holiday, and I offered to take my mother-in-law’s film (yes, film) in for developing. As one of my colleagues remarked “Do they still do that?”
I handed over my film and cash – and was surprised to be handed back a free, replacement film – that was 36 exposures, rather that the 24 I’d handed over.
And somewhere at the back of my head, I got a strange feeling of deja vu – like this was something that used to be quite common, and which has come back into fashion. Am I right? Or am I just mis-remembering?