Saturday, February 16, 2013

In the deep midwinter...



Now then, where was I?

Well, winter has been long and hard and cold and busy. Tremendously busy and cold. And even though it's warmed a little in the last week, ice still hangs around like a persistant party guest when all the kindly host wants is a cup of tea and bed, and there may well be more snow before the end of the month.

I have however been busy in the background, beavering away and putting in the hard yards of writing. Nothing that you're likely to see very soon, but the kind of hard work which will hopefully put me in a better place tomorrow. Whenever she appears.

And of course, I've been reading. So in the interim to intermediate, look for some very short reviews of my favorites that I've been sipping my hot cocoa to on those long, dark, icy evenings. I meant to get started on this a long time ago, but I'm a right lazy bastard. So now I'm promising publicly: first one tomorrow.

AND, I've started an online course about film noir, which is very interesting and exciting. My noir viewing has always been patchy, so I'm using it as an excuse to fill in some gaps at the same time. This weekend I shall be watching Double Indemnity for perhaps the millionth time, and then The Lady from Shanghai, which I've bizarely never seen.

Ok. That's it.


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