Right, I’m off! As of tomorrow morning I’ll be on holiday for two weeks in Croatia – hooray hooray
Things I won’t miss: rain, clingy London heatwaves, news reports which include the phrases “confident Cameron” or “another bad week for Labour”, Boris, the guilty feeling I get when I look at the work I should be doing or spam. But I will miss lots of people (you all know who you are ) and I wish you all a fantastic time whether holidaying or not! I also think Andrew’s mum deserves a special shout-out (remember those?) on this blog, as I discovered on Saturday that she’s a fan – indeed one suspects rather more than her son is. So hi!
But before I go… in the last few days, aside from my annual stint working – yes, actually working! – on the QPCS UCL summer school I’ve also managed to see The Dark Knight in the cinema and Little Miss Sunshine (finally) on DVD at Lucy’s. Both excellent: The Dark Knight didn’t drag as I’d feared it would, and although everybody’s comments are inevitable coloured by his death it’s true to say that Heath Ledger was excellent as The Joker. Little Miss Sunshine was curiously advertised on the DVD blurb as ‘riotous’: it isn’t a riotous sort of comedy at all, at least not for me anyway, but a more understated and interesting kind which I did really enjoy. And the scenes of the little girls at the beauty pageant at the end are even creepier when you bear in mind that it was genuinely no exaggeration of real life pageants
Finally – I like the way that when David Cameron actually does come out with something I’d wholeheartedly endorse the Torygraph manage to find someone to attack it. I suppose one of the silver linings of a Conservative election victory will be right-wing squeals of betrayal…