A strange day

hobbithobbit   on February 19th, 2007

I received the oddest telling-off today.

I recently interviewed a grand old lady for a ‘Look Back’ piece about the Second World War and how she was one of the survivors of a Doodlebug hit on Crawley.

Well, another old lady rang up today to add her memories to the story.

As we were winding up the conversation, she pointed out that there were very few pitures of the aftermath.

I agreed that, yes, they were scarce, but that I had managed to find one that would be in the paper in a week or so.

She then proceeded to berate the journos and photographers of the time for not covering the event in more detail and demanded – at length – to know why they had not been more thorough.

I don’t mind defending the editorial decisions of today, but to be chastised for the actions of a news team working before my parents were born was a little irksome. 🙂



Happy New Year!!

hobbithobbit   on December 31st, 2006

May you all stay happy and healthy and moderately successful throughout 2007 🙂



Season’s greetings

hobbithobbit   on December 24th, 2006

Feeling thoroughly festive now. The Christmas roast is in the oven, the cheese is giving the fridge its own special aroma and the dessert is looking far too tempting to last the night.

Our first guest is knocking together a trifle and another has just rung with the promise of a Haunch Of Reindeer (poor Rudolph).

To all those descending on our place tomorrow – prepare to be over-fed and offered far too much alcohol. To every one else, feel free to pop in for a festive tipple, but if not have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

Oh yes, and anyone who chatters through Runaway Bride will not be allowed any Christmas pud – and this year’s is a good’un. 🙂




hobbithobbit   on November 30th, 2006

Shop assistants have no sense of humour.

If they insist on stocking and re-stocking the shelves with every Doctor Who toy on the market, they have to expect people to press every button on every toy until the shop sounds like there is a war going on between Daleks, Cybermen and K9s while a million TARDISes take off and land.

Getting grumpy about it really is unnecessary. 🙂



I will not be influenced!!!

hobbithobbit   on November 15th, 2006

I have discovered a drawback to raising kids in a ‘we love sci-fi’ environment. While Eldest Boy has found his own likes and dislikes and is pretty much indifferent to the genre, Youngest Boy is so much like his dad it’s frightening.

And today, when told ‘no, we can’t put the Christmas decorations up now’ proceeded to use his Jedi Mind Trick to persuade me to change my mind.

I give up, I really do!!!