Wednesday, 2 April 2008

acclaim


Majorca was very nice, thank you for asking. Eighteen or so degrees all week, a couple of days of rain, we pottered round little towns, ate tapas and paella and slept. Siesta is such a civilized habit, isn't it?

Now, we are home. Which is lovely, particularly since Kate and Vic have been staying whilst we've been away and have gone through the house like a dose of salts - it's fantastically clean and tidy. We have also been left with instructions to ask them for help if we need it. B reckons his mother is a Chaos Demon - fantastic amounts of energy, so long as you have the right controlling spells.

Benign Accountant is coming round this evening for a Council Of War about the business. There is no change in our situation, but we both feel more able to cope with whatever is going to happen.

Currently we are having lunch and watching In The Night Garden on the BBC iPlayer.

Leo loves it. And B and I have become mildly obsessed. Did you know that it's narrated by Derek Jacobi? I keep having this terrible vision of him having to justify himself after each recording, in a perfect RP accent, saying something like:

"Did you see my Hamlet? It was acclaimed, you know!"

And I reckon that Iggle Piggle is having an illicit relationship with Macca Pacca. It's Zeddy and Parsnip all over again. Iggle Piggle probably shoots up in the Green Room before each episode, munching on a fat cigar and getting his sleazy showbiz lawyer on the phone to renegotiate his contract terms, whilst he drops ash on the dressing room floor and Macca Pacca manicures his toe-nails.

The poor old Tombleyboos on the other hand are having to dress in a cupboard down the hall and share a mirror. Macca Pacca is only trying to use whatever skills he possesses to climb up the showbiz ladder - but I think Iggle Piggle is just exploiting him and he doesn't have the worldly wisdom to see it.

It will all end in tears, you see if it doesn't.

Anyway. I'm out of internet time now, as B is about to switch off all the electricity in order to tail in the new kitchen sockets. If I don't post for a few days it's because my solar charger hasn't arrived yet.

For today, that is all.


14 comments:

  1. Well it's good to have you back home but even better to hear that you've had a nice time and feel a bit recharged.

    Word Verification - wuzuf. I thought it was funny...

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  2. Well it's good to have you back home but even better to hear that you've had a nice time and feel a bit recharged.

    Word Verification - wuzuf. I thought it was funny...

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  3. well I was driving home tonight thinking surely Ally should be back soon.

    I take it you didn't come through heathrow?

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  4. well I was driving home tonight thinking surely Ally should be back soon.

    I take it you didn't come through heathrow?

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  5. what about the watangers?? are they shut in the broom cupboard for weeks at a time? just until the potifers need a break and then there hauled out, given 5 minutes air time and stuffed back in again - me thinks their agent should definitely be re-negotiating their contract, either that or they should sack him/her.....

    glad the holiday helped, sometimes it does work miracles without anything actually changing. a break can make things appear clearer (excuse my english, feeling sleep-deprived!)

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  6. what about the watangers?? are they shut in the broom cupboard for weeks at a time? just until the potifers need a break and then there hauled out, given 5 minutes air time and stuffed back in again - me thinks their agent should definitely be re-negotiating their contract, either that or they should sack him/her.....

    glad the holiday helped, sometimes it does work miracles without anything actually changing. a break can make things appear clearer (excuse my english, feeling sleep-deprived!)

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  7. Oh dear.
    I looked at the website and now I can't help wondering how many children might spend the rest of their lives having to stamp a foot three times to stop the Tiddle from sprinkling in the garden.
    Right.
    Pip-pip, onk-onk, then, is it?

    ;-)

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  8. Oh dear.
    I looked at the website and now I can't help wondering how many children might spend the rest of their lives having to stamp a foot three times to stop the Tiddle from sprinkling in the garden.
    Right.
    Pip-pip, onk-onk, then, is it?

    ;-)

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  9. I am mildly obsessed with 'In the Night Garden' as well. I don't see it often as I'm not so far gone that I'll watch it when I don't have small children with me. If I saw it every day, I'd be so soothed that I'd be ready for bed at 7 every evening.

    Welcome home, glad you had a good holiday.

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  10. I am mildly obsessed with 'In the Night Garden' as well. I don't see it often as I'm not so far gone that I'll watch it when I don't have small children with me. If I saw it every day, I'd be so soothed that I'd be ready for bed at 7 every evening.

    Welcome home, glad you had a good holiday.

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  11. So good to hear that the holiday was refreshing and that you are girded for come what may.

    In the night Garden sounds so waaaay out man but then I guess that is the general idea!

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  12. So good to hear that the holiday was refreshing and that you are girded for come what may.

    In the night Garden sounds so waaaay out man but then I guess that is the general idea!

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  13. Have you seen the price of Iggle Piggle dolls? I think his sleazy showbiz lawyer has already done the business.

    What a pip!

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  14. Have you seen the price of Iggle Piggle dolls? I think his sleazy showbiz lawyer has already done the business.

    What a pip!

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