Friday, August 07, 2015
Comic Cuts - 7 August 2015
In the gaps between work, we've been watching quite a lot of TV, catching up on shows like Humans (fine SF drama about synthetic humans possibly with human feelings) and Sabotage (about the bombing of the heavy water factory in Norway in WW2); we've slipped seamlessly into watching the third season of American fantasy/horror series Grimm and Belgian disease-outbreak drama Cordon. It's a barrel of laughs round here!
Actually, we do leaven all this drama with lots of comedy. It seems that they've boosted the signal strength and we've been receiving some of the freeview channels that we hadn't previously been able to get. So I've introduced Mel to Alan Davis's As Yet Untitled and Dave Gorman's Modern Life Is Goodish, which I used to watch on my laptop through Dave On Demand. There are definitely some advantages to working from home. We've also added Taskmaster to the weekly schedule, which already includes The Last Leg, which is the funniest thing on TV at the moment.
But what about your tomatoes?, I hear you cry. OK, some tomato news: we've had 90 so far this year, the bulk coming from one hanging basket which still has loads of fruits left. We have only had two cucumbers and the leaves of the plant are turning yellow. I think that's it for cucumbers. We've about five reasonably sized runner beans, but I'm not 100% sure when it's best to pick them.
Things in the way of the path news: I was commenting about this a couple of weeks ago and this week another diversion appeared on the path, ten yards in front of the one already there. It only lasted a couple of days, but the original diversion is still in place with no sign of it leaving. It did, however, pick up a new sign... I wonder who Mavis is?
(* The photo at the top is actually four photos merged. This is the view along the Colne from a promenade that we wander onto most Sundays when we're out for a walk. I had to go back a bit – to 7 July – to find some nice sunny shots, but even when it's a little cloudy it's still a gorgeous view.)