Friday, 14 November 2008

edited highlights

I'm afraid I've been too busy and important (read lazy and distracted) to post anything for about the past two and a half weeks.

Besides which, I don't leave the house an awful lot so I'm starting to lack cutesy, quirky anecdotes to write about and at times I've found myself all too tempted to start a wry commentary on current affairs.
This has been a fairly packed couple of weeks, and luckily, I've been able to resist, so you've been spared the Travels without my Spaniel* version of the following events:

- Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand leaving naughty messages on Andrew Sach's answerphone and the (slightly delayed) ensuing Daily Mail-inspired witch hunt
rather an excessive reaction, particularly since the majority of the 27 000 Disgusteds of Tunbridge Wells didn't pick up the phone until after they'd read about the incident in the abovementioned publication.

And Radio 2 is crap on a Saturday morning now.

The US presidential election.
THANK GOODNESS! and isn't it kind of foreign countries to hold their elections for our entertainment in November (see Poland, 2007), thus brightening up what is arguably the most depressing month of the year.

Recent research reveals that these are part of the winter family 'hollyberrium tinsellitis', due to their propensity to bloom ever earlier year on year.

- Strictly Come Dancing
This is English for 'po prostu tańcz'. It's also on at 6.30 on a school night when it's too dark to play outside. (I'll have salsa lessons and a long sparkly ball-gown please).

The New Bond Film
no gadgets? no car?!

*I'd love to say that I'd picked this title as a clever nod to my imminent move to Poland and in tribute to Ryszard Kapuscinski's Travels with Herodotus. Let's just pretend that I did.


expateek said...

Are you coming back? I'm very thrilled, and I don't even know you!

I'm sure you already know this, but every woman in Poland is apparently enrolled in dancing classes. Pick up your sparkly ballgown in TKMaxx before you depart the UK, though. Exchange rates are murder!

pinolona said...


Ah... no I meant that when I started the blog I was about to move to Poland. Although I'm hoping to come back to Krakow to study in February. About which I'm very thrilled too!

It's funny - clothes were never any cheaper in Poland and now it's definitely better to get them over here. I think a trip to Primark may be in order.

I did make a sort of half-hearted effort to enrol in salsa classes at a school just off Jozefa in Kazimierz but it never quite got off the ground. Must do something about that.