Murky, damp and off putting. That's my cab this morning as wend our way to Paddington station and another group of poor students who have been looking forward to Maths, Physics and ICT (or PHSE, PSHE and double ten-pin bowling). But instead they get some namby-pamby, airy-fairy radio guy talking about the elements. Or The Elements. Well it is world book day.
Kids are asked to come dressed as their favourite book character which is fine except I think if they do it, so should we. It should be compulsory. I'll be Lord Asriel from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials-all powerful, broody and menacing (stop your sniggering at the back). I actually would rather be Rebus or James Lee Burke's detective Dave Robicheaux but a shambling, recovering alcoholic might not be too welcome. Anyway, WORLD BOOK DAY oldies will do nicely (again) anything vaguely Eng. Lit. is welcome.
Nigel as Old Delhi Butter Chicken for you and that's all lovely.
And weren't Show of Hands excellent. Hope you love Cousin Jack as much as I do.
Have a sleek and sophisticated Thursday, see you after 5.