December 26th, 2008

Kettle on

'Twas Christmas Day in the workhouse, and the paupers shouted "Next!"

Well, the festive season is certainly going with a swing for me. I've had 6 Yorkshire puddings (v. good), 2 Brussels sprouts (a token gesture) and a couple of glasses of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (hic!), among many other delicacies. It also transpires that my mother likes to sing the chorus of The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite by R.E.M. as "Calling Tom Baker", which I suppose is rather topical.

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Afterwards on ITV, I happened to see a trailer for Demons, a peculiar new series that seems to be half-Dracula rewrite, half-Buffy rip-off, starring Gene Hunt doing an American accent (?!?) and Ross Jenkins of UNIT fame. Was this real, or was it just a hallucination brought on by overexposure to roast potatoes? On second thoughts, I'm not sure I can bear to find out...