Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I came across another interesting creepy-crawly a few days ago while walking Olga along the Grand Union Canal. Turns out this is the caterpillar of the cinnabar moth, snacking on its favorite food, ragwort. It wasn't exactly trying to conceal itself, and apparently the caterpillar picks up enough substances from the ragwort to make it an unappealing meal for predators -- hence the bright warning colors.
We finally got to see "World War Z" yesterday, more than three weeks after we initially planned to go. It was worth the wait -- a nail-biter from beginning to end! My only complaint is that we once again managed to inadvertently go to the super-expensive cinema at the Westfield shopping center. The online listings never make clear whether a movie at Westfield is showing in the normal cinemas or the swanky ones, so you don't know until you get there, and I hate that -- because tickets for two at the swanky cinema are £32, or about $50. For a movie! I think I need to return to my previous policy of boycotting those Westfield cinemas entirely.