Can’t stop long – have promised to make chicken pasties for tea and this will be taking a lot of concentration from me so all the inside bits don’t pop out at unexpected moments. This, I think, is a good rule to live by.
FOW2 is back at school now after summer school in London (apparently the work bit was good, “Wicked” was excellent but one or two people were a bit strange) Also both are back from church camp. More successful I think. FOW1 was a leader and he didn’t hit anyone so that’s very good. He isn’t a natural young people person and concentrates hard on the thought that this is a “good thing” that he is doing. He finds that helps.
FOW2 was in a tent with lots of girlfriends and enjoyed the whole thing very much. She described this year’s camp as “less showy but more spiritual depth” which would make some of my old pente friends do a little shudder but I rather like the idea of a thoughtful, slow God legacy. On a less spiritual note they had fantastic weather and she has come back freckled for the first time since she was a teeny. Made me a leeetle bit sniffly.
HOH and I contented ourselves with a week of minimal cooking and cleaning and watching an episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip every night. I need very little to keep me content.
FOW1 is bracing himself for returning to York, which he can’t wait for. (I have my rejection issues very much under control) He is slightly unhappy that Frank Turner (a very sweary singer with an impressive way with lyrics – don’t listen to him. It’s a bit scary for old people,) is not going to York when he tours. He is however coming to Plymouth. I know this because FOW2 has a ticket. This has caused some friction among the young people.
So everyone keeps announcing that “Summer is over” because we have had some rain. I suppose it is. Summer is the only season that people keep making these pronouncements. You don’t hear anyone saying – “Well that’s our Autumn done” when it starts snowing do you? It has seemed a nice, long and languid summer this year. A very encouraging person has informed me that we can really only expect summers like that every 10 years or so. So pack the paddling pool up nice and tight.
We went to see “The Way Way Back” This is just lovely. Really lovely. It’s funny and sweet and I cried twice. It is your basic coming of age movie. I suppose like Dirty Dancing but good. (That’s not fair I have never seen it. It’s not for the want of trying. I kept starting it but just couldn’t do it. Even I have limits. Sorry) Anyway, not original but brilliant. Steve Carrell is just horrible. Sam Rockwell is really funny. Well I just loved it. I will be dragging FOW2 to it, with or without her consent as soon as it comes to the Arts Centre.
HOH and FOW1 went to see Elysium. Someone’s head exploded. I rest my case M’lud.