November verse 6: While they're counting The BOM predicted wind and drizzle but today dawned clear and still. In bed we did our daily puzzle, read the news, then took our pills, had juice, poached eggs on toast (with pepper). I showered, shaved and, feeling dapper went out shopping while you made a marinade and ironed and laid the table for tonight's four dinner guests. I vacuumed, rehung art. You whipped up a sweet lime tart. Refresh, refresh, there's still no winner. Downstairs hung their washing out. Refresh, refresh, it's still in doubt.
WP Bookblog Listing
- The Importance of Being Earnest (OScr Wilde, Anthony Asquith 1952) 24 May 2022This is still very funny. According to IMdB the director was the son of the man who as Home Secretary brought the ruinous charges of immorality against Oscar Wilde. Just one generation from that to this.
- Holding (Kathy Burke, from a novel by Graham Norton 2022) 23 May 2022An Irish policier with Conleth Hill as a village cop faced with a historical murder case. A couple of episodes in, it's quietly subverting conventional expectations.That is, it's getting harder to patronise the characters as one does in for example Midsomer Murders.
- Book of Mother (Kit Kelen 2022) 21 May 2022I'm doing some mother-themed reading just now, and this newly published collection seems wight on topic.
- Heat series 3 Number 1 (edited by Alexandra Christie 2022) 21 May 2022It's a joy to see Heat come back to life, albeit in a much smaller, more modest form.
- Netflix:The Lincoln Lawyer (David E Kelly 2022, from the books by Michael Connolly) 18 May 2022The is good, solid, unpretentious cops-and-lawyers fun.
- The Importance of Being Earnest (OScr Wilde, Anthony Asquith 1952) 24 May 2022
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