Thursday, December 29, 2005
(Spot the school-made tree decoration)
Tripping over : doctor’s sets (multiple), Darth Vader masks, Star Wars DVDs, castles, magnetix, fairy costumes, cars, binoculars, pick-up-sticks ……….
Eating : dates, chocolates, wonderful curry made from leftovers (actually better than the original dishes it was cobbled from), foie gras, mini Christmas cake, mince pies and other goodies sent by Mum. An entire side of smoked salmon is no more.
Drinking : Loupiac 1996, Château Maison Blanche (Médoc), Chiroulet, and the occasional G&T
Reading : Kevin MacNeil’s The Stornoway Way (a present from Mum) which is absolutely, definitely one of my best books of 2005. Steeped in Famous Grouse and Hebridean angst peppered with gaelic phrases and the odd unforgettable pun. About to begin The Child that Books Built by Francis Spufford.
Watching : trying to find a minute to watch the Martin Scorcese film No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (present from P.)
Being : very touchy-feely at an interactive exhibition called Très Toucher at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Bordeaux this afternoon.
Getting ready for : New-Year celebrations with friends in the Périgord.
Hope you are all having a wonderfully indulgent time too.