Thursday, December 03, 2009

Don't make me talk about it, Gwen. I don't want another fatwa.

I'm doing my Thursday list, actually on Thursday this week. Check me out, all organised!

Hot
Puff pastry mince pies. I like the regular pastry ones too, but I bought some puff pastry ones yesterday to bring round to see Mrs Z, and they are lush. I've got a packet waiting for me at home as well - hurrah!

I'm not going to be in the office at all next week. I'll be working, but I'm out on external events for a few days. Any week where I don't have to spend too much time in this office is all good, as far as I am concerned.

William Hartnell as Doctor Who. For real, I think he's really good. Nic and I have just finished watching The Dalek Invasion of Earth , which was brilliant for lots of reasons:
- The story is a lot like Day of The Triffids, which I love.
- Ian and Barbara have lots of action, and they're both amazing. Barbara's massive beehive never moves, even when she is put to work in a Dalek work camp. Also, she almost manages out outwit the head Dalek, and the scene is so good.
- The ending is very touching. Even more so than the ending of The Green Death I cried a lot. I think Russell T Davies could learn a lot about how to write emotional scenes for Doctor Who by watching this, it's so subtle and moving and you really see the best of William Hartnell and Carol Ann Ford. There's no need for anyone to blink exaggeratedly, to say 'I love you' or 'I'm so sorry' and there is no need for an expensive and intrusive score.
- Daleks taking over London, it looks incredible. Daleks trundling along the South Bank, Daleks in front of the Houses of Parliament, Daleks at Nelson's Column. It must have terrified the children of the 60s!
Nic and I have ordered a box set of The Rescue and The Romans so I'll be getting more Hartnell pretty soon.

Mr and Mrs Z very kindly donated a Christmas tree to us, so Nic and I will be putting it up at the weekend. We didn't have one last year, so it will be nice to make the flat look festive.

My new manager called me this morning and I'll be moving into our new office two weeks earlier than I thought. This is good for a number of reasons, mainly because I hate hate hate this temporary office. It means I'll be back to riding the 12, but what can you do about that?

I'm looking forward to watching Gavin and Stacey tonight.

Not
The flourescent light above my desk is flickering and it is making me feel headachy. I've reported the fault to faciliies and pointed out that it's making me feel sick, but they haven't come to fix it yet. The only free desk I can see is next to someone who has been blanking me ever since I got promoted so I'm not sure what to do!

I have a cold, again. Booo!

That's it for the Nots, actually. I'm feeling pretty positive about life at the moment! I've got a busy few weeks coming up - I'm travelling a fair bit for work next week, and then I have busy weekends as well. It should be really nice, I love being able to catch up with friends at this time of the year. Nic and I are off to London on Saturday, partly so I can rinse my bank account in the Fever shop and also to meet up with some friends in the afternoon.

So, maybe a proper blog this afternoon. This flickering light is wrecking my head, I'm away for a cup of tea.