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everything’s topsy-turvy here today

Sorry about that. I have had a helluva day. The bad stuff hasn’t really been interesting, just annoying. The good stuff is that bronxbee is here for a visit and we’re in Stratford-upon-Avon. Things should right themselves by tomorrow. Oh, and if you’re looking at the site in Firefox, you may be seeing (like I … more…

Gnomeo & Juliet (review)

It’s garden gnomes… in love… even though they’re supposed to hate each other! It’s funny cuz they’re plaster lawn decorations and say things like “Let’s kick some grass!” and have a plastic pink flamingo pal with a funny generic South American accent who gives them wise advice about romance.

David Tennant’s ‘Hamlet’ tomorrow night on PBS

At long last, the filmed version of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet — starring David Tennant, with Patrick Stewart as Claudius — is arriving on American television, on PBS’s Great Performances: Shakespeare’s immortal “To be, or not to be” takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actors David Tennant … more…

a few last bits of Nigel the Charity Pig

[previous] Our adventures in the land of Shakespeare are over, but I have a few last images of Nigel the Charity Pig to share. This may be my favorite picture of him, with the London skyline in the background: In the rolling hills of Oxfordshire: Checking out a thatched roof, the likes of which are … more…

the further adventures of Nigel (Saturday and Sunday)

[previous] Nigel the Charity Pig enjoys a final weekend of holiday-making in Stratford-upon-Avon, starting with the next to last of the yummy breakfasts at the Adelphi. Nigel wonders about all the pork on the plate, though: And then it was off for some final touring of the Cotswolds. In the village Wootton Wawen, just a … more…