EDitorial ± 30-Sep-2006

Dolmio, August 2006

It's been staring me in the face from my "things to do this week" green index card for a good long while. Enfin, it's Pipkins time for another end-of-month Dolmio (Doings Of Last Month Innoparticular Order).

That is to say, an attempt to capture past(a) events before they slip... my... mind. August 2006 was spent:

  • taking our own bags for life to the local Super U at Gemozac and admiring the end-of-aisle English selection: Branston, Dairy Milk, Heinz Beans, etc.
  • relishing the alternative Aberystwyth adventures of Louie Knight in Malcolm Pryce's Last Tango in Aberystwyth
  • watching les cyclistes whizz through Tesson in the race that Floyd Landis won in 2000
  • singing along to Captain Abercromby and Zombie Hotel returning from a day out
  • buying Tiffu pop-up ice-creams for the kids after a hard day sur la plage
  • breakfasting on brioches and baguettes, and trying to avoid the end nibbled by the in-house mouse
  • gawping at the marvellous mechanical Transbordeur near Rochefort
  • switching the kids to rummy after being bored senseless playing Newmarket
  • being careful to avoid the sizeable jellyfish washed up on the beach as the tide went out
  • absorbed by a freebie Guardian puzzle magazine of Sudokus, Kakuro and Hanjie
  • arbitrating in numerous Super Mario related fallings-out resulting from (a) 3 children, (b) 2 Nintendo DS consoles and (c) 1 small boy

And that was August 2006.