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2012
unknownj
The last few days have been 'good'. I use inverted commas not because it's not a good description, but because it's not a good description. Hmm, perhaps I should start again..

Went to see my grandparents on Thursday of last week, which was nice - I haven't seen them since I left back in mid-July, so it was about time. Edward and I then decided to walk back home, which is about five miles or so - an easy task, but for the fact that it was already starting to get dark, and the walk basically takes us across fields and through woods.

So as it turned out, it was an excellent walk. Highlights include very deliberately not going up the "ghost walk" - an old track used in pre-Roman times to take bodies up the hill for burial, which is always darker than the surrounding paths, even at night. We got lost up there once, at night - it wasn't all that much fun... Also, managing to somehow miss part of the route completely, somehow skipping past a section - I don't know how that happened, and it's a bit creepy that it did, but hey, whatever... By the time we got back to the village, it was pretty much pitch black out - so much fun :o)

Then since Thursday was Anna's birthday, there were presents given, and delicious food eaten, and all was well :o)

On Thursday, Edward, Anna and I went to see Fantastic Mr Fox, which was indeed fantastic. I never read the book itself - a glaring omission in my otherwise fairly decent Roald Dahl collection - so I can't really comment on how faithful an adaptation it was. But I'll say this - it was exactly as suitable for children as any other Roald Dahl work. In that it was perfectly suitable, but not in the way that most adults would necessarily hope for.

From my point of view, there was a very healthy amount of Wes Anderson in it, and to be honest, that's what I was watching it for anyway. The fact that it involves George Clooney's fox and Bill Murray's badger swearing at one another really is just a brilliant bonus. The animation was amazing, the characters were outstanding, and the whole thing came together in a much more enjoyable way than I had expected it to. Everybody should see this movie.

And then the weekend, in which Naomi and I just hung out and did very little indeed, which was great. There's something really wonderful about being able to look at each other, and just burst out laughing at the same time for no good reason. We've been watching her Angel boxset, and we're almost at the end of the first season. Only four more to go, then we'll have to find something else to demolish :o)

So yeah, it's been a good few days off.. Now back to work!

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That all sounds mostly relaxing and lovely. Hooray! Now get back to work.

From my point of view, there was a very healthy amount of Wes Anderson in it, and to be honest, that's what I was watching it for anyway. The fact that it involves George Clooney's fox and Bill Murray's badger swearing at one another really is just a brilliant bonus.

Curious that you consider that to be separate from the Wes Anderson element.

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