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Well, I didn't post straight away in case it was a one-day-wonder but here we are into our 4th consecutive day with no rainfall. Two days of brilliant blue sky, one gloomy but bright and today with high, diaphanous cloud. Temperature is warm not hot.

Jenn is coming home on Thursday 9th but Mark is staying in York for another week. Oh, I do miss my girly!
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Well, there's a sudden change in the air--lots of drizzle all day long and now at that pale gloaming time, the clouds have drifted away and there's blue sky up there, folks, with the very high wispy stuff that bodes well for tomorrow. Lots of fingers and toes are crossed.
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Well, it's coming to the end of a very wet June. I know when we've hit July because we get a couple of bats stooging along the stream moth-hunting so I'm checking the twilight skies nightly. No sign yet.

I'm soooo thrilled to be in contact with Lizzy again, even if by this circuitous route. [profile] l_starr

PotC 3, last night. What can I say? Strange best fits, I think. The multiple Jack Sparrows are a hoot and I loved the Keith Richards cameo. I'm disappointed that James Norrington didn't make it to the end. I wanted him to turn pirate against Beckett and the EIC. Bill Nighy was a treat again--liked the few moments we saw the mortal face. I'll buy the DVD to complete the set but I don't think I'll watch it as often as the first two. Special effects par excellence, of course. I bought the soundtrack from Amazon last weekend and it arrived yesterday morning along with other bits that I'd promised myself. 

I've got to put some time aside to watch the 'God, the Devil and Bob' DVD. I caught most of the episodes when BBC 2 showed them a couple of years ago but I didn't see them all. I love this kind of poking fun at the religious establishment--it must be something to do with my non-conformist background. In the old Congregational chapel, later combined with the Methodist church to form the United Reformed church, the essence is that the congregation don't really need an intermediary to have a relationship with the Almighty (It). The relationship is taken seriously but none of the trappings found elsewhere are necessary or even welcome. My own take on It, I know, but seeing a crucifix (with Christ) as opposed to a simple cross, sends shivers of distaste up my spine. So the direct approach that 'God, the Devil and Bob' takes to deflate some of the ideas held by the more fervent branches of the faith, was so refreshing when I first watched. What a shame there was no second series. It scares me, here in UK, how much influence the Christian right have over the White House. And I'm sure I don't know 1% of what goes on. PS to self--I have to read The Handmaid.

On another note, Summer Fair at school raised nearly £400 for a couple of hours work so it was worth it.

Jenn's nagging me now that I've finished the reports. Quite rightly, I know. I still haven't done Gav's accounts and her Student Loan award is dependent on our joint finances. I will start them this weekend.


Well, I've rambled enough.
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Well, I opened my big gob too soon! I've just gone outside to bring the washing in, cast my eyes skywards just in case and woosh! straight over my head--my first swift of the year! Hurray--summer's come!

Also paid for the rest of our summer holiday--poor credit card! Boo-hoo! But should be a fantastic holiday if today's weather is anything to go by.

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