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Do you want to both laugh and squee? I think you do. So just google image "golden snub nosed monkey".

If you have access to the BBC, I hope you've been watching Planet Earth, because it RULES, and not just because last night it introduced me to the funniest-looking, cutest monkey ever. The snow leopard (which took over two years to film)! The panda baby! The astonishing mountain scenery! David Attenborough (only narrating, alas, so we didn't get to see him being winched up into a tree or roaming across the desert or anything, but you can't have everything)! It's so good.

What is not good, however, is my health - I have developed a hideous sore throat and can't swallow without tremendous pain. So I am currently in bed feeling sorry for myself. I shall spend today knitting and listening to Radio 4.


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Mar. 13th, 2006 11:47 am (UTC)
Eeeee! So cute!

I've managed to miss Planet Earth, because I'm rubbish. Yet another thing I'm going to have to catch up on on DVD... It sounds fabulous.

I'm sorry about your sore throat, though. Take care of yourself, and I hope it'll feel better soon.
Mar. 13th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)

And get well soon!

I keep on missing Planet Earth by being out or just deciding that a night off without television is a new and interesting way to spend time. I had a really lovely long bath and read Daphne du Maurier but I hadn't realised I was missing the gorgeous monkeys.
Mar. 13th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
Fie on the sore throat! I have a pain which I think is basically earache but is also encompassing the joint of my jaw and the side of my head. How holistic of it. Is Patsington doing the devoted-maker-of-soothing-drinks thing?
Mar. 13th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
We are devoted to Planet Earth. It is brilliant, especially in its continued provision of lots of baby animals stumbling over themselves cutely. Last week, baby polar bears, this week baby erm, were they grizzlies? Little baby brown bears anyway. I was too busy hyperventilating from the cuteness to pay attention to their breed unfortunately. Also, lots of thrilling wild animal chases. It is all just fabulous.
Mar. 14th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)
I do not, alas, have access to the BBC, so I’m missing Planet Earth. But I was home sick yesterday afternoon, and spent the day lying on the sofa eating popcorn and watching 1980s David Attenborough. I noted that:
(1) When he’s showing off being weightless in a plunging aeroplane, there’s a hole in the arse of his spacesuit. Did nobody check these things? He appears to be wearing something yellow underneath.
(2) When he goes wading in mud or water, he just does it in his ordinary clothes, and gets them mucky. Yes, here is David in a light-coloured shirt and trousers, literally up to his knees in muck, showing us an interesting worm. I mean, who did all the laundry, out in the remote filming locations? What if take 1 didn’t work? Did he change into a new suit for take 2, so he could wade into the muck again and get those pristine trousers all dirty?
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