Ok, I admit to being excited. It's James Bond day today. This morning at 10.30 I'll watch the new Skyfall movie and the reviews are so enthusiastic, I'm expecting something special. To get 5 stars (as many reviewers have done) is quite an achievement. I have no knowledge of the plot as I'm trying to avoid any spoilers but all is looking good. Whether Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem can match the photo spread Mark Kermode and I did for Radio Times I doubt but they're promising for youngsters.
Yesterday's movie was Argo and I promised to report back. Well, it's fantastic and Ben Afleck, it's star and it's director is quite something. It is the true story of 6 Americans who escaped from the US Embassy in Tehran when it was stormed in 1979. It manages to be tense, exciting AND laugh out loud funny. Part of it is set in the Hollywood movie world where John Goodman and Alan Arkin are a riot. It it wasn't true, it would be utterly preposterous. Highly recommended.
Nigel has been tweeting about his pumpkin pie. It's a Mark Hix recipe and he was clearly baking late as his photo appeared at 2.13am today. He then, post-show, leads us on a team meal somewhere tasty where he orders for everyone, which is so less stressful. As long there are chips for Matt, we are all ok.
And oldies please for ROUNDABOUTS (bear with me). This is because the Roundabout Appeciation Society has published its calender for 2013 and Holgate Windmill, a working mill on a traffic island near York, is declared the star roundabout of the UK. So let's serenade the humble and not so humble roundabout in your choice of songs.
Have an enthralling and engaging Thursday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 117. Posted by Sunnyside up Sal

    on 19 Oct 2012 08:34

    New blog Jennie, thats where they all are ;)

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  • Comment number 116. Posted by Sunnyside up Sal

    on 19 Oct 2012 08:31

    Grey and miserable here too Jennie.

    Just sitting here, with my shopping list, strangely enough, everything on it so far, tends to lean towards winter warmer type meals.

    I've got a book, by Clarissa Dickson Wright, called Potty! Its all one pot meals, which I know during preparation produces a bit of washing up, but its lovely, after dishing up, to have just the plates, cutlery and only the one pot to wash up. Hence, feet up and on with Strictly......

    Keep Dancing!!

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  • Comment number 115. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 19 Oct 2012 08:23

    It certainly has Sal - I have a feeling that nothing much will get done today - the weather is grey and miserable so no great incentive to get outside - are you out and about today?

    JW

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  • Comment number 114. Posted by Sunnyside up Sal

    on 19 Oct 2012 08:19

    Helloo back at you Jennie.

    Its got that Friday feel about it eh? ;)

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  • Comment number 113. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 19 Oct 2012 08:08

    Goodness, I'm very late up this morning and still first on here? Where are you all?

    Helloo!!............


    JW

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  • Comment number 112. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 18 Oct 2012 20:11

    Thanks Sal - I'll look at it tomorrow when I can concentrate properly - tired now.

    Have great evenings all

    JW

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  • Comment number 111. Posted by Sunnyside up Sal

    on 18 Oct 2012 19:16

    Jennie, I hope your new dental work holds.

    I wont even pretend to know as much as your dentist does, he is the expert after all, but....

    After years of working in a dental lab and seeing all the options available to avoid having to have a plate installed, which is fine by the way and many youngsters have to go down this route, if they lose teeth as a result of an accident or neglect, as their mouth is still changing quite rapidly.

    I know, that a bridge would be another choice.

    Here, is something that I came across, it is presented by an American dentist, but its clear and concise and the options are pretty well explained.

    http://www.videojug.com/interview/facts-about-dental-bridges

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  • Comment number 110. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 18 Oct 2012 18:53

    Well done Jennie, Billie and Phil! Liking the new name John! 006 and a half?

    Well after much stress of trying to book trains in and out of Sheffield, I am now all booked up and looking forward to meeting those who will be there.

    Seemingly there is boxing or something on in Sheffield that weekend and all the rooms are booked out.

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  • Comment number 109. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 18 Oct 2012 17:14

    A mensh two days running - wow! Congratulations to Phil Mewis and Billie too - well done!

    Successful trip to the dentist - no falsie yet! We'll see what happens when I eat my dinner. Fingers crossed everyone..........

    JW

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  • Comment number 108. Posted by John B Good

    on 18 Oct 2012 17:06

    Muggles for Dizzy.

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