– all you need is a knitting-pattern and Radio 4 Extra. For lo! Yesterday evening I spent time in the 1980’s listening to House of Cards. I never watched that when it was on TV and it is very much of its time – I was struck by how far we’ve come (except that that sounds like progress) ie the machinations of the central character are standard stuff these days, seemingly in real life as well as in fiction. I could bang on here about standards of behaviour in public life but that would be tedious, so I won’t: suffice it to say that I am working up to a Grand Unified Theory about how putting money first is destroying our society. I blame Thatcher.
Ah! That feels better – amazing how those three little words – I blame Thatcher – can take a weight off your chest.
Now, as to the knitting pattern, that is more complicated. I wanted, as I told you, a roll-neck sweater and the pattern came yesterday (a pleasant surprise as I was thinking it was a rejection letter) BUT! unlike on the internet the pattern said nothing about using chunky wool. So I have had to adapt it and knit a size 10 instead of a size – what I am. I think it will probably be a disaster.
Chris has just emailed me to say he is on the beach in Spain at a place called Tossa. ‘You tossa,’ I replied.
Today I shall be mostly… er, writing a new short story; it’s called ‘Identity Theft’.
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