I am feeling sorry for myself. I have a miserable streaming cold.
I hate colds.
We have now had ten days of utterly glorious weather, which has been most enjoyable after the pitiful excuse for a summer we have endured.
Prayers coveted for the DoomHamster, who is having a lot of worrying and painful ongoing dental problems that her current dentist seems to be unable to redress, despite her having spent quite a lot of money, so I am arranging for her to see our home dentist ASAP to get it sorted.
I finally sat through however many tedious hours of the final Lord of the Rings film. I reduced DH to hysterics by commenting rather sourly at one point that the ending would have been much improved by Sam throwing *Frodo and the Ring* into Mount Doom.....
I really love the LOTR books, and have done since I was a teenager, but I found the casting of the film to be very random and rather disappointing, though the setting and special effects were spectacular.
I have such vivid pictures in my mind of what I think they all looked like,and the film was so much at variance with how I had imagined my favourite characters to look that I really didn't enjoy it as a whole.
Having said that, Christopher Lee was great, I adored Legolas , Smeagol and Gandalf, but Elrond was nowhere near like I had imagined him and I didn't like the dwarves. Aragorn should have been at least a foot taller, too !
Just don't start me off on what I thought of Frodo. The keyboard might self-combust.