Mid November Musings

Do you know that I am struggling to think of one constructive thing to write? It’s all very “mid-November” here. All are well and truly back in the education/work grove. Christmas is looming despite my best efforts to ignore it, so maybe I should just riff a bit (as the young people almost never say) and see what happens.
Fruit of Womb One seems to be doing much better at York University (Thanks for asking). Archaeology seems to be a much better fit than politics. He says there are less people on this course who think that they will rule the world. I have chosen not to point out that some of these politics students may indeed go on to rule the world. It is a worry to me, therefore, that many of these people have not worked out that you can’t put your black grundys in the wash with your white tee shirts.No wonder the world is in a mess.
FOW1 seems to be very engaged in Archaeology and we did conduct a very interesting if one sided phone conversation about the neolithic age. I could not contribute much to be honest but it was good to hear him so enthusiastic and it did give me a chance to file my nails while he was sharing. Apparently there is a Christian girl who is refusing to attend lectures about pre-history because she doesn’t believe in pre-history. My (rather uncharitable) feeling is that she maybe should have thought of this before as to me it seems rather obvious that archaeologists will be going a long way back. I think I may be showing my ignorance here.
He has not left politics behind completely and was part of a rather sad group who stayed up late (or early – whatever till 4am is) to watch the US election results. As you may know, my opinion on that was coloured by Mr Romney’s opinion on our ability to put on the Olympic Games. Did I mention how fabulous they were Mr Romney?
FOW2 is up to her neck in AS levels. For her, education is still just an excuse to read books – all the time. She is doing Media studies and they are looking at horror movies. One young man keeps walking out of the lesson because he is – not to put to fine a point on it – scared. I know that is the general idea but I don’t suppose it is helping his grade much. I have a lot of sympathy for him. I hate horror movies. Not sure if I have seen one all the way through to be fair but you know when you just know when something isn’t your thing?
Otherwise, this week, I have done very little except go to see the Bond movie. This is my first Bond since Moonraker, when it all got too silly to contemplate anymore. I was surprised how good Skyfall was. Like a proper film. (Worry not – no spoilers) It was about thirty minutes too long but still very good. A few points of order…

  • Do we think Daniel Craig is good looking? Sometimes he looks fantastic. Sometimes he looks like a jug eared twelve year old – no?
  • Is it wrong to like the baddie as much as Bond?
  • When a man joins a woman – uninvited – in the shower, would she not look a bit surprised – or even try to fend him off with a loofah? 
  • If Q turns out not to be a real person and not be Ben Wishaw I will be very disappointed. 

Anyway, also came across one of my favourite CS Lewis sayings

“God’s demand for perfection need not discourage you in the least in your present attempts to be good, or even your present failures. Each time you fall, he will pick you up again And he knows perfectly well that your own efforts are never going to bring you anywhere near perfection.” 

Bit like this blog..



  1. November 12, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Thank you – I thought I was the only one who felt DC had a jug-eared-boyish look sometimes.
    Loofah? I'd squirt Bob's head'n'shoulders in his eyes, then poke him hard with my squeegee thingy, and finally drop the metal shower caddy on his foot

  2. November 12, 2012 / 10:29 pm

    If Chris joined me in the shower I'd jump out and flush the toilet…he wouldn't do THAT again!
    Jane x

  3. Anonymous
    November 12, 2012 / 11:52 pm

    Ah but if DC joined you in the shower??? Ears and all!!

  4. November 13, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    CS Lewis is always good for an interesting or inspiring quote.

  5. November 13, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    :0) I love your blog. x

  6. David
    November 17, 2012 / 10:52 pm

    I should think that he'd have better things to do than step into my shower. A look of shock would be the least of a long list of, not very charitable considerations. So long as he's not brought his 9mm or other armoury with him that is.

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