LJ 2008-11-13 12:41:00
The last few days have been pretty much excellent..
Working in reverse chronological order, for fun, yesterday Naomi and I picked up her “new car”, which is in fact a courtesy car until her actual new car is ready.. Apparently the garage managed to lose the car registration, and as such, have to request new documents from the DVLA, which could take a few weeks. So she has a different car in the meantime, but hey, at least it’s a car :o)
Most of yesterday was spent in Guildford, looking at properties.. I think it gave us a good idea for the way in which the “How close is it to the town centre?” and the “How nice is it?” variables interact with the cost of the property. It’s scary that for Â£100 more than we were paying in Bristol, you can get a cold, bare room with a window that looks out across an alley towards other buildings, with fittings from many decades ago.. Guildford is not a cheap place. I think we’ve found somewhere we like, but it’s all about getting the right price for it now, since it currently costs a little more than we’d ideally like to be paying..
Then Tuesday was just f’king awesome.. I got tickets to the Graham Norton show, where the typical quality of guests lately has been along the lines of Frank Skinner, Tom Jones, Alan Carr, Ricky Gervais.. To be fair, while I might appreciate the chance to say “I saw them”, these aren’t exactly people that I’m aching to see or anything, so when I got the tickets I had reasonably low expectations..
So it was all kinds of excellent to find out that Robin Williams was going to be the sole guest for the show. Yes, Robin Williams, as in Aladdin, Hook, Toys, Mrs Doubtfire, What Dreams May Come, Good Will Hunting, Jumanji, One Hour Photo, the list goes on.. This now brings the number of Academy Award Winners that I’ve seen on that show to two, after Susan Sarandon. Anyway, I won’t go into too much detail, because many of you can catch the show tonight on BBC2, but it was tremendously good. There were very funny references to the Ross/Brand “scandal”, but I’m not sure how many of them will make the final cut.. And plenty of audience participation (which means probably more than a couple of shots that have me in the background).. And just generally, very very very good. But you’ll see that :o)