EDitorial ± 17-Sep-2007

Dolmio, August 2007

Fortnight to go before long-planned family France hols. Everything falling nicely into place. Gites, ferry, insurance, etc. A thought: obviously all our passports are up to date? Yep, yep, yep, yep, no: oops, not The Boy's. Quick phone call to the helpline. Still time but need to take photos (not yet taken) and fees and forms (not yet filled in) to local office ... in London. Much fun ensued, carting Boy in early morning trip to Stowmarket Asda photo booth, seeking "professional" signature from teacher friend, taking train to unlovely Victoria. Worked out alright, of course, like last month's Dolmio (Doings Of Last Month Innoparticular Order).

That is to say, an attempt to capture past(a) events before they slip... my... mind. August 2007 was spent:

  • browning nicely at Walberswick on crabbing champs day
  • reorganising Middler's room: gotta love that orange
  • finally buying then endlessly playing Arcade Fire's Neon Bible
  • also finally reading the marvellous Curious Incident Of The Dog
  • partaking of a passport palaver
  • learning about the joys of Indian IT life with Office Tiger
  • lapping up Keillor, Streep, Jones, Harrelson et al in A Prairie Home Companion
  • squash and more squash
  • France!
    • Cabourg, Ouistreham and Villers-sur-Mer mini golf
    • Quiberville, Etretat, Yport, Deauville and Cabourg beaches
    • Super U and Hyper U
    • BN and Pick-Up biccies
    • cafe creme, cafe allonge, plain cafe
  • admiring the karmic qualities of My Name Is Earl
  • ripping through the ultimate Deathly Hallows of Potter

And that was August 2007.