watch-listen-read: three reasons to stay out of the snow this weekend

'You know', said Timothy this morning, as we were driving in a blizzard towards his cancelled half-marathon, 'I wouldn't mind living in a place where it snowed more'. 'You know', I said, 'I flipping would'. Now we're at the end of March, I am totally, unbelievably, inexpressibly done with snow. I do not want to … Continue reading watch-listen-read: three reasons to stay out of the snow this weekend

watch-listen-read: Friday (um, Saturday) treats for your eyes and ears

I wasn't going to do one of these this week, but I have things to recommend! They are brilliant! Come and see. watch: Creation It's almost impossible for us to realise, now, what an earth-shattering, morally tortuous moment it was when Charles Darwin published 'On the Origin of Species'. Everything by which society ran, its … Continue reading watch-listen-read: Friday (um, Saturday) treats for your eyes and ears

Reasons to be cheerful: the five films that will make your (rest of) year

I was hanging up some laundry. Henry was 'helping'. When hanging up laundry, it's important that someone in the team takes on the role of chewing washing machine tablets, and Henry is my guy. Oh my good golly, I thought. (I do think like this; blame Enid Blyton.) I have not set foot outside this … Continue reading Reasons to be cheerful: the five films that will make your (rest of) year