EDitorial ± 7-Nov-2007

Dolmio, October 2007

Friends and family for fireworks and a feast of food on Sunday. John instigated an initially dangerous looking bonfire on the patio, while I gathered lidded tins for basic health & safety. Large amount of rockets in a bucket: some weedy, some wonderful, often sent skywards two at a time. Spectator interest increased by placing fireworks in a leftover Halloween pumpkin, causing sparks out of its head 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. October 2007 was spent:

  • further visiting Hollywood Cinema for the loud & reprehensible Transformers: two loo breaks, didn't miss a thing
  • catching the compelling Beautiful Young Minds on BBC about the (largely autistic) kids competing for the maths olympiad
  • playing marbles on the pristine carpet against The Boy
  • deciding whether to stick with the they've-nuked-us Jericho
  • admiring the sword play in Kill Bill Vol 2 plus Uma's underground break out
  • doing the half term outing to Bewilderwood
  • attempting to make burritos
  • being terrified of:
    • Ben Kingsley's unhinged turn in Sexy Beast
    • Viggo Mortensen mild mannered diner owner in A History Of Violence
  • giggling along to Danny Baker & Danny Kelly
  • keeping up with the latest in ELC's Planet Protectors
  • remaining unbeaten and top of the league at ping-pong

And that was October 2007.