Monday, November 26, 2007

We had a stunning day here yesterday, at least 32 degrees and soooo hot. Fantastic. Forced myself to sit in the shade at the bottom of the garden and have a tipple (Champers darling) while the world hazily went about its business. Our "Graham Thomas" roses are looking great and healthy - no idea how that happened as my gardening philosophy usually relies on the "leave it alone" approach.
Having left things alone of course, we found that a bird must have dropped a seed for the above Artichoke into the flower garden. Its growing very well thanks and we leave it alone.

Normally I also leave alone repoting on TV programmes - Steve and Old Cheeser do it so much better anyway, BUT last night I suffered through a TV drama only because Tom Conti was appearing in it. Normally I rate this guy as quite a good actor. With the drama named DNA, Tom stars as a forensic scientist. Sorry but I am super disappointed in the drama. Tom had about as much appeal as week-old lettuce. The story had a semi-reasonable plot and the script was shite, is Tom on a superannuation trip here or what? I had real trouble taking the storyline seriously after about half an hour - up til then it was 'fair enough", I doubt that I'll watch part 2 - has anyone else seen this programme? I note that it doesn't seem to appear on Tom's website - perhaps he's too embarrassed! And for those of you counting the number of times I used the word drama and feeling annoyed - thats kinda like watching the drama DNA. There, I have just saved you two hours of your life.


Mike said...

The great thing about reading blogs from the southern hemisphere is that while I am staring out my window at snow and blowing cold, you guys are enjoying summer.

Thanks for stopping by my place.

Steve said...

I agree - it's so grey and dank here; it's nice to see that there is sunshine somewhere in the world!

Regarding DNA - thanks for the tip-off! I shall avoid at all costs!

The Sagittarian said...

Hi Mike, its a real pleasure to drop by your site.

Steve - glad to have been of assistance! I really just wanted to reach thru the TV and pull the guys hair. Anything to get a real reaction. Its an awful show.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

I love Tom Conti, but I agree he needs proper casting or he can bomb. His genial disposition is simply not right for every role.