2 Although I have hardly been to the cinema for several years, Elle’s fine influence means that I’ve seen four of the films that won awards at the Oscars. That is, Life of Pi, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook and Skyfall.
3 Today there were the interviews for the new Rector. Only one candidate, he and his wife are very likeable. However, since it’s considerate if he’s successful for his parishes to know about it first, we won’t be told for a while. I suppose, if he isn’t, we’ll be told sooner.
4 I didn’t arrive home until five to seven, but had dinner on the table by twenty past. Simple mind you, sea bass, french beans and fried potatoes, the last taking the longest of course, since I had to peel and parboil them to start with. I’m afraid there were awful air miles in the beans, but Tim had bought a boxful and, since the air miles had happened, my concern is to help Tim sell them all – that is, by buying some, because I know that he has to sell nearly all to make any profit at all. Zerlina had pasta, ham, cheese, cucumber and red pepper for her tea. And grapes. I was going to give her spaghetti bolognaise, but she chose the cheese and ham instead. Obviously, if I’d been cooking for the family, she’d have eaten what everyone else had, just in case you’re wondering.
5 I wore a dress for the first time since we’ve been looking after Ben. Every other day, I’ve worn jeans with increasingly muddy bottoms. I mean bottoms of the legs of course, not bum level. That isn’t muddy. It’s not that it’s warmer, just that I was being a bit sociable at lunchtime. Tomorrow, I shall have my hair cut. Jolly good, it grows surprisingly quickly and, although I rarely look in the mirror, I’m generally aware that I look a bit haphazard and scruffy much of the time. I did get around to putting my rings on this morning though. I take the view that a bit of bling takes the eye from my lack of personal grooming.