"A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks."
"Spectre is the worst James Bond movie in years" (Vox Culture)
I suggest you test that statement for yourselves. We went to see the film on Tuesday. 2½ hours of pure Bond entertainment. Big, bold, brash, colourful, loud, action-packed. If you're a Bond enjoyer without the nerdiness, it won't let you down. We loved it.
I've goofed. We had that spell of lovely weather just a week ago, right? Several warm, sunny days when I could have been waxing the boat, right? I did wash it. Very thoroughly, I did. But I didn't wax it, and John Barnard recommended that we give it a good coat of carnauba wax before winter. To protect the new paintwork from the worst of the weather.
But I haven't.
And now look at the weather! Listen to it, beating on the roof! Rain. And strong wind. Still very mild, but far too wet for waxing. We're here until the end of the month, when we go back to the house for a couple of months. Will we get the right weather? Sigh.
And that is the ceiling in the utility room of our house. Naomi rang us first thing one morning to tell us there was a slow leak under the bathroom, and the ceiling was bulging. She pierced the bulge, and 15 litres of water ran out. She called the insurance company emergency number, and it's all under control now. The ceiling fell down while the plumber was searching for the source of the leak. Eddie took this photo. The rest fell down hours later! Thank goodness for insurance. It'll all be fixed and painted by the time we go back!