Monthly Archives: July 2007

My bunny just taught me some French!

At midday today, my bunny gave me a lesson in French grammar and vocabulary.

Ages ago, I selected the French podcast to play every Saturday on my Nabaztag bunny but I’ve never been around to hear it before. I just happened to come in to the living-room at the right time today.

It’s pretty good in that it goes through a news story, phrase by phrase, explaining the grammar and providing vocabulary in English where necessary. Then, finally, it reads the entire news story from beginning to end. Today’s was something to do with the Pope mobile. I understood the phrases but either the story was a bit bizarre or I missed something important.

The whole thing lasted about ten minutes.

UPDATE: Apparently the story was that a German tried to jump on board the Pope’s car. I think I missed the bit about the German (I did get that it was a man jumping in/on a car). I think that ranks as being a bit bizarre.

The last West Wing :'(

Last night we watched the last two episodes of The West Wing. I was streaming with tears throughout the last episode – not because anything really bad happens but just because of the moving storylines and acting.

It’s sad that it’s over because I think The West Wing is probably the most consistently best written, acted, and made TV series I’ve seen.

There’s a new series starting soon called Studio 60 that’s by the same people, and stars Matt Perry (who was brilliant in his few appearances in West Wing) and the ace Bradley Whitford. We saw a trailer for it last night and it looks like the actor who played Danny in West Wing is also in there, which is good news. So fingers-crossed that it’s as good a series.

And if you haven’t seen The West Wing, you really should. But make sure you start from the beginning and concentrate or you won’t have a clue what’s going on!

Back to Barbary Lane at last!

Woo-hoo! Tales of the City is back!!!

I saw on Amazon that there’s a new Armistead Maupin book called Michael Tolliver Lives. Sadly, I was a little too late to catch Maupin’s tour of the UK which finished last week. Doh!

I’ve read the Tales of the City series twice through now at least. Each time, they’ve got more and more addictive as I (laughing and crying) went, so that when I reached the end of Sure of You (the 6th and, until now, final book) I really did miss the wonderfully real characters…Michael, Mona, DeDe, Brian, et al.