Winter Returns

Is it cold where you are? It’s flamin’ cold here and we don’t really do cold in Plymouth. I am bored of winter now. A new Pope was chosen today. I don’t pretend to know much about the Catholic faith. As far as I am concerned God’s representative on this earth now is the Holy Spirit so my mop doesn’t really flop in this direction. However, hopefully all will go well for him. The news makes The Vatican sound a bit like Yes Minister, where the Vatican machine is like a kind of all powerful civil service. He will have to knock back a lot of be-robed Sir Humphrey-like people so he has his work cut out. Anyway, he is Argentinian. Does this mean that we have to give the Falklands to the Vatican City? Will they be ok with the penguins?

Am just calling in quickly to show you FOW1’s attempt at Lasagne. This has told me

  1. Where my two-person lasagne dish is. I apologise to all those I have accused of lasagna dish thievery.
  2. When he comes home, we need to have a whip round for a grater. 

Also, just to let those who are interested know that I heard on Radio 5 Live today that the read-throughs have started for Series 3 of Sherlock. It’s quite a while to wait but not as long as people in Devon have waited for an Ikea! But – it’s coming – possibly in 2015 to Exeter. Oh the tea lights and the cushion covers we will buy! 



  1. March 13, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    My mop isn't flopping either,but my ears pricked up when you mentioned SHERLOCK!!!
    Jane x

  2. March 14, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    You mean Devon will have IKEA before Norfolk?

    And will they sing 'Dont cry for me Argentina' at the Popes installation?

    • March 14, 2013 / 8:25 pm

      Well it will be a missed opportunity if they don't

  3. March 15, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    I have to admit I was wondering why you were showing a photo of a Hot Water Bottle and the thought was confirmed by the first sentence. I'd certainly be wondering which Gran taught cooking??]

    As to the New Pope, already claims about the Falklands [Malvinas] are flying more strongly, backwards and forwards. However, I seem to remember that they have sufficient Penguins of there own without having to resort to theft from South Georgia.

    I too was heartily pleased about the impending SH return. The American version, with Jonny Lee Miller is absolutely hilarious. You have to suspend most of your inhibitions and remember that many have suggested that Watson was an 'Old Woman' so the change of Gender seems to work and remember Vinnie Jones was a 'supposedly' violent footballer so having him as a Serial Killer also doesn't stretch the imagination too far. Remember that I said it was funny. I am an unreconstructed Sherlockian, who considers Doyle sacrosanct. However, I can also accept productions for what they are. The way that the original stories become threaded through these tales is fairly clever. So if you get the chance, give it a chance.

    Back to the frigid air then. I hope I'll be forgiven for thinking that Lasagne could be a HWB!

    In the words of the new Pontiff: Buona Sera!

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