Mondaying

Right now, I am mostly…

Enjoying : I’m enjoying the fact that I now have a laptop on which to blog. I had been making do with a terribly archaic setup, and it totally wasn’t working for me, so I took the plunge and bought myself a laptop. It’s going to hopefully mean a return to regular blogging, and I’m starting by reintroducing my Mondaying posts, which have been missing for a while!

Reading : I’m lucky enough to have been sent a review copy of the release of the year. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo have written a book called The Movie Doctors, and so far, it’s as amazing as you probably think it’s going to be. I’m going to be reviewing it in a couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for that!

Watching : As I write this, I’m watching The Go-Between; the adaptation of the L.P. Hartley book that was on BBC1 a couple of weeks ago. I read the book while I was at school, and then again last year, and watching the adaptation is reminding me how much I like it. I may have to seek out more of Hartley’s work.

Listening : On Friday night I went up to London to see The Dodge Brothers play at the Blues Kitchen in Camden. The venue was not to my taste; too loud, crowded and dark for me, though I guess it was perfect for this kind of music. They are really, very good, and I don’t just say this as a fan of their bass player. They really did bring the house down; everyone had a lot of fun. I enjoyed meeting up with Chloe, my Witter/Twitter friend, although we agreed that we’re both too similar to do well in this kind of environment – neither of us are very good at pushing through people to get to the the bar or to hold our own in a big group of people! Much fun was had, however.

Laughing : I had to laugh when I looked through the office door to see this pair of doodles! They had been left at the office while their humans (can’t bring myself to say ‘mummy and daddy’ and don’t think ‘owners’ sounds quite right) were out at a meeting, and they don’t like being left behind!

Joking : I took this photo in Next last week, while it was still September, and then put it on Instagram with the caption, “I put my tree up today. Not too early is it?” I obviously found myself hilarious, but I don’t know how I managed to convince anyone, given all the tags on the decorations! My tree doesn’t go up until at least the beginning of December, and even then I do it under protest!

3 Comments on Mondaying

  1. Kim Callaghan
    October 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm (2 years ago)

    I really enjoyed The Go-Between, I absolutely love Joanna Vanderham!

    Reply
  2. Kerri
    October 6, 2015 at 6:22 pm (2 years ago)

    What the hell, Next?! A Christmas tree already, are they crazy?!

    Reply
  3. Charlotte Steggz
    October 16, 2015 at 2:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh Next… TOOO soon!
    Sainsbury’s has mince pies out already! Halloween isn’t even happening yet!

    Reply

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