Do tune in to Simon's Cat videos on YouTube. Hilarious - see link at Random Jottings. I love the one where Simon's cat won't let him watch tv.
What did you think of the Churchill film on Monday? We enjoyed it even if some critics called it Churchill-lite. I didn't think the beach and house looked much like Hendaye, but that's nit-picking.
Here's a link to the row about the late Steig Larsson's royalties.
How to find literary tweets. I've joined up to Twitter but can't yet quite see the point of it. I always want to say too much or tweet something so mundane it's embarrassing.
On the spur of the moment, we went to the library and joined up again after a gap of about six years. Here's my small haul (didn't have much time): The Distance between Us by Maggie O'Farrell (hope I haven't read it), December by Elizabeth Winthrop, The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw. Was relieved to see that they had one of my own books and that it had been taken out recently! Yesterday we visited the Winchester Discovery Centre (a funky library with lecture hall or whatever they call it - see pics above) and the Hampshire Records Office, another smart modern building. Also today went to the Willis Museum in Basingstoke and was amused to see a display of domestic appliances from my girlhood, e.g. a twin-tub, a free standing kitchen unit just like one we had, and a mangle too. Mysteriously they also had a roll-top bread bin similar to one I use now - maybe I should rethink. As I said, we were in a rush so didn't have time to study the rest of the refurbished museum so will return. Even the tea room looked most tempting, not always the case in B'stoke.