I am just going to squidge this in quickly, in that slight sliver of time between the end of dinner (melon, cannelloni, cafe espresso and a glass of licor de caramele) and University Challenge. This evening I have just 13 minutes at my disposal, before The Husband and I settle down in front of his gi-normous screen and TV/film projector to shout out "answers" with more enthusiasm that accuracy when a more-than-life-size Jeremy Paxman (eek!) asks a question. The screen and projector configuration gives us a home cinema in our study, which is utterly wonderful. Last night we watched the Verdi Requiem from the Proms on it and it was magnificent, almost as good as singing in the Verdi Requiem in the RAH oneself. Which I have done, so I speak as I have found.
When it comes to University Bong (as we fondly and familiarly call it, back from the time when the theme tune started with tuned timpani and went Bing Bang Bong doopy doowy doo etc) we are avid followers and "participants". I have pretty much got it covered when it comes to English Lit, European History, Classical Music, Fine Art, Film and Entertainment. I can also manage (some) current affairs and the occasional sideways detour into the biological sciences. The Husband has flashes of brilliance in engineering, physics and mathematics. We just need two others on Sport and Joggers and we'd have a fabby UC team right there in our own home cinema.
I have five minutes left to finish, proofread and post. I am typing any old tosh today as I have noticed that otherwise (if I don't post for a day or seven) I sink without trace in the stats and have day after day of no visitors at all. Which in Blogdom is shame indeed. Almost as bad as not grabbing all the available points when the Music round is on Opera, which would be a disgrace, now, wouldn't it?