Monday, November 5, 2012
Remember how I said I was seeing more Halloween decorations this year? Well, I'm still seeing them.
There's even Halloween-themed graffiti over at Trellick Tower. And see how waterlogged the grass is? That's because we had a deluge yesterday morning -- really heavy rain, the kind of rain that makes sitting inside with a book so wonderful. I'm reading "The Edwardians," a novel by Vita Sackville-West, whose house, Sissinghurst Castle, I went to see in July during my stay in Kent.
I also worked in the morning, and then watched the movie "Layer Cake" in the afternoon. One of the local movie channels ran a bevy of movies tangentially related to the latest Bond release, and "Layer Cake," starring Daniel Craig, was among them. I had a hard time keeping track of all the characters, but it was still pretty good -- and although billed as very violent, it seemed like fairly routine movie violence. Maybe my American threshold for televised gunslinging is just too high!
We had lots more exploding fireworks in the neighborhood last night. The actual Bonfire Night is tonight, though how it could distinguish itself from any of the last three nights I'm not sure!