So then I proceeded to the bike shop, where I left my bike for a service, and continued by bus to work (arriving horribly late - again).
Meanwhile J went into town and collected our photos from Jessops. These are the photos that her brother took two weeks ago when we went to his house and had a photo shoot with the baby. The following is a paraphrase of the conversation I had when I took the films in to be developed; there were two colour films and two black-and-white ones (the reason for choosing Jessops).
me: I'd like to put in these films to be developed. There are two black-and-white ones.The assistant then put an `X' in the box for the Jessops CD and wrote `Jessops CD' on the back of the envelope for each of the colour films, and I paid about 30 pounds for the privilege (black and white processing is rather more expensive than colour processing for some reason). However, I did then receive four free films. Which was nice.
Assistant: Black and white films take 1-2 weeks.
me: Oh. And how much are CDs?
Assistant: £2.99 - and it takes 1-2 weeks.
me: This 1-2 weeks would be in addition to the 1-2 weeks for processing the black and white films?
me: Oh. Er, well we'll have CDs for just the colour ones then.
Assistant: You can have a Kodak CD or a Jessops CD. A Kodak CD takes one week but doesn't have very high resolution. A Jessops CD takes two weeks and has high resolution pictures.
me: Would you happen to know what the resolution of the Kodak CD is?
Assistant: About 1.5 million pixels.
me: OK. I think I'll have Jessops CDs then.
So what did J come home with? Two Kodak CDs. One copy of each photo, at 1536x1024, and a load of proprietory software. In addition, J's brother had previously taken some pictures of stars on one of the films, but Jessops hadn't noticed there was anything on them and had failed to either print them or put them on the CD; and that same film also had a shadow covering the left-hand third of almost every photograph (although I suspect that was J's brother's fault rather than Jessops', since he'd taken the film out of the camera and then later put it back in). Oh well. At least there are quite a few good ones in there.