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1. The Zeitgeist is obviously in favour of Robin of Sherwood. As soon as you mention watching it, fans all come out of the woodwork! It's time for a Robin revival. Without the mullets, obviously.

2. Late last night Ju Ju waddled into our room, got on the bed, and refused to get off. So she curled up at our feet and slept there all night. It was quite nice, rather like having a little vibrating pillow on your feet, but she snores reallyloudly sometimes.

3. Fucking Tories on Woman's Hour are going on about how grandparents should be more important in childcare. Yeah, those old timers have no lives of their own! We should just automatically expect them to serve as unpaid childminders. There's no way grandmothers might have jobs, right?

4. In just a few days, Patsington and I will be heading off to Engerland, and we will see missbassey and Mr missbassey and the superbaby! And then we will go to Wales and stay in a tiny little hobbit house. We are bringing lots of books and will go for long walks to look at otters and I can't wait.

5. Robin has, inadvertantly, inspired me to reread The Mists of Avalon for the first time since i was 17. I absolutely loved it when i was 17 - seriously, when I was reading it I used to actively look forward to getting home purely to read more of the book. And now it's all very cheesy and preposterous and humourless. And yet....there are moments when I remember why I liked it. So yes, it's entertaining, and I'll be driving through most of its locations next week (we're going to stay in Shepton Mallet, near Glastonbury, on our way down to Cornwall), so it's rather timely.

6. I got The Sims the other day, and while I do like it very much, I find it strangely stressful. There's always something wrong with them! Every time you want to advance their stories, they urgently need to go to the loo, or clean the bath or eat some revolting food. Stupid Sims!


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Nov. 9th, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)
I didn't know you were staying in Shepton Mallet (aka The Town That Public Transport Forgot)! Or Shepton Mullet, as we inexplicably took to calling it when we were going through all the kerfuffle of trying to get the Glastonbury festival folks not to leave our tickets there for collection.
Nov. 9th, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
Oooh I really want to get the Sims. A computer game where you get to control people's lives is the sort of game I can get behind, so I'm interested to hear your thoughts. It never occured to me that they might not just automatically obey you.
Nov. 9th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC)
I just got the Sims 2, and played it solidly for about four hours every day for a week. You do get tired of it after a bit though.

One thing I always do when I haven't played for a while is to turn off Free Will (in Game Options). Then the sims can't start helping themselves to food or strolling into the bathroom when someone's using the toilet, leaving you free to run their lives exactly as you wish. (Although they do spend a lot of time fidgeting and looking at you expectantly, which can be just as stressful.) Then, when you get really used to catering to their needs, you can turn Free Will back on to make things more interesting.
Nov. 9th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
3. Do not. Fucking. Start me.

Nov. 10th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
2. Considering how relatively small they are (even Ju Ju!), I'm always amazed at how loudly cats can snore. And, unlike with a person, you never quite feel able to prod them to make them stop....
Nov. 10th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
Also, how many people live close to the kid's grandparents nowadays?

My folks are in DC and Alex's are in 2 other parts of Scotland. Not exactly a useful resource, even if they were willing.
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