April 8th, 2009

Photo - leaves

Gentle exercise.

Paul is *ahem* off sick today, so we decided to enjoy the weather and give my recuperating ankle some gentle exercise. Went to Wetherspoon's for breakfast and then for a wander around Kings Heath Park (with camera) in the sunshine. On the way back we wandered into a couple of charity shops - got McEwan's Atonement for 99p, which will save me having to buy it off Amazon - and Sainsbury's to get some bits and pieces. My foot hurts a little bit as a result, but that's to be expected.

Pictures are on Flickr, starting at the beginning of the photostream, here. Might put them on Facebook later, might not. :P

So, quite a productive day.

Yesterday I made a start on an insanely complicated cross-stitch set of a unicorn, on black aida and with multiple 'mixed' colours, though only managed to do a few leaves. I've ordered a rolling frame from Readicut because I'm worried my 10" hoop is going to ruin the cloth, as it's quite thick... Hasn't arrived yet, but in any case, this time I might scan the embroidery to demonstrate my progress... it's probably going to take a few months. :D
Derren Brown - satanic

I probably shouldn't write this down...

...for fear it'll come back and bite me in the eema, but in any case...

We are now over halfway through series 3 of Jonathan Creek (only two more episodes with Maddy in *sniff*), today getting through "The Omega Man" and "Ghost's Forge" (no idea why the title of the episode has an apostrophe when the entire point of the episode is that the house name does not - David Renwick messing with our minds, or just lazy editing?).

Anyway, whilst watching "The Omega Man", I was bitten on the ankle by a rabid plot bunny demanding I write a crossover with X-Files. The presence of the US Government just makes it TOO EASY. I can totally imagine how it starts.

Mulder: Hey, Scully, I got tipped off about this great case in England, wanna hear?

Conversation / file gets intercepted or whatever, cue the US Government getting shipped out to England to capture the so-called EBE in order to Deny All Knowledge, which then subsequently disappears into thin air and results in Jonathan ending up on the case (as per the episode), and Scully, eventually, being right for once that it wasn't paranormal in the slightest. :D

I will absolutely not be writing this idea - *squishes plot bunny* - but just wanted to let it air itself in public before I file it safely away in the "Not In A Million Lifetimes" drawer.