I cannot tell you how difficult it’s been to set up this post. It’s taken hours to successfully interpret the instructions for a work-around on adding photos to a post. Will it continue to work? I’ve no idea, and until I press ‘publish’ I’ve no idea whether the post will appear ‘normal’ or not. Confusion continues to reign. No longer am I able to add photos where I want them – they just show up where WordPress dictates – or so it seems to me. And the picture quality is awful.
There’s not been a lot that’s interested me lately on TV. As we approach Autumn there are usually a few good dramas to look forward to but I suspect this year that there will be far fewer than normal as little (if anything) has been made. My brother works periodically in television as a lighting technician and he says that he knows of no-one who has been woking. He knows people who I’ve only ever seen on TV and I’ve tried to persuade him to write a guest post as he always has lots of stories to tell. So far, he’s declined – perhaps he’s afraid of getting sued!
Hands up…who loves Strike? If this means nothing to you then I’d better enlighten you: the fourth series of JK Rowling’s ex war veteran Cormoran Strike, who is now a private detective returned to BBC1 last Sunday night. Written under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, Rowling’s superb knack of creating characters comes to the fore in the excellent Strike books, (the fifth has just been released with the promise of more to come), which translate wonderfully to the small screen. The relationship between Strike and his assistant, Robyn, makies for one of the best drama partnerships on TV. If you’ve not watched and think you’d like to try it, do watch it from the start; the first series is called The Cuckoo’s Calling.
Apart from Strike and a couple of the house programmes (Location, Location, Location and Escape to the Country, I’ve found little to watch. Husband enjoys The Repair Shop (I can take it or leave it) and particularly likes documentaries – wildlife, sea-life, travel and other cultures – and recently we found ourselves watching one about Japan. The narrator was Michelle Dockery but great though she is as Lady Mary in Downton Abbey, we found her singularly unimpressive in her documentary delivery style which was without inflexion or enthusiasm. She was Lady Mary reading a script.
We’re not greatly into films but did watch an excellent one a few weeks ago- Fisherman’s Friends. The archetypal feel-good film, it’s based on the true story of a record producer who discovers a local fishermen’s choir. If you liked Hampstead, (also loosely based on real-life events and also excellent), this is one for you.
Talking of television…my younger son wears contact lenses or glasses and has done so for over twenty years. . My daughter-in-law told me recently that he’d said that he didn’t tell me that his eyesight was so poor for ages because I’d always said that if he kept sitting close to the television it would damage his eyesight. He was too scared to say anything! What a terrible mum I felt on hearing that!