We have a mains electricity feed, which makes the weekend better, whatever the weather. And the weather is dire. Very, very strong winds, and intermittent heavy rain. It's nice not to have to go out.
I forgot to mention the two films we've seen recently. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was every bit as good as the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Possibly better. It certainly wasn't second best. With a strong story, and a cast like that, what can one say about it?
"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny, and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best ExoticMarigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy-posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy and Lavinia. Evelyn and Douglas have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel, the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself."