As I write, I'm in a caravan, on holiday with no prospect of outdoor play so it'll be off to Herbie Rides Again this afternoon. That's what this kind of weather makes me think of, as the rain pounds off my kitchen roof and the rivers of water run through the garden and down the road. Can't say we didn't need it in these parts however, so maybe I'll just go running round the estate, waving my arms and singing hallelujah.
Then I might go and learn how to make a spreadsheet work as quite a few of you seem to find them slightly more engaging than I do. And in case it wasn't obvious, Nigel's roast beef was extraordinary last night. Mrs M had still cooked a full meal for my return, so much vigorous exercise needed this weekend to keep everything under control.
Busy old day here with a screening of "The Rum Diary" starring Johnny Depp and directed by Bruce Robinson. Bruce is best known still as the director of "Withnail and I" in 1986 but was hand-picked by Depp to make a comeback with this story written by the late Hunter S Thompson. Bruce will be on the show around 2.15. After much assorted nonsense and the odd review, the reliable Central Line will bring me to Radio 2 and the unalloyed joys of the all request Friday. Last week we started with Patrick Hernandez and it was a joy. Always liked a small amount of hi-energy and suddenly it was 1979 again. In the caravan, in the rain. This does not mean we'll do it again (though Man2Man meets Man Parrish might get a few requests) and probably means we need to ROCK. But that's just how it feels at 6.35am. 5pm feels a long way away.
Anyway, have a wild and liberating Friday, see you after 2&5 on 5&2.