scene: the swimming pool
time: this time last week
cast: me, darren, the bloke who thinks he’s swimming the channel, a couple of old ladies who swim even slower than i do (just about possible).

scene: the swimming pool
time: same time this week
cast: me, darren, the bloke who thinks he’s swimming the channel, 1001 people who think they are part of the british olympic team and are especially keen on swimming back stroke without ever thinking to look where they are going.

that said, i would like a zoomy out graphic with the union flag and ‘darbyshire’ flashing up before me everytime i push off the side of the pool. darren says i just need to swim faster and it’ll happen.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

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I didn’t enjoy this as much as I’d hoped too. Found it really tedious at the beginning though it speeded up and I liked it by the end. I think Rowling is doing a decent job on developing the characters as they get older, it’s the plots I’m finding a bit so-so. I’ll have no problem waiting for the paperbacks on books 6 and 7 too.

More information about this book can be found on goodreads.
Purchased on 17th July 2004.

summertime slowdown

stuck in the doldrums round here. not ambling round the web that much. i have new ideas but no inclination to bring them to life just yet.

reading is like treacle at the mo, i think i’m a book behind on my booklog but that’s it. can’t remember when i last read this slowly but there’s no hurry.

i finished my thick woolly rosedale jumper and like it but i won’t get to wear it for about a million years (hopefully) – i’ll take a pic after i’ve steamed the corrugated ribbing to get it to lie flat.

i keep meaning to take a picture of my window boxes with the world’s shortest sunflowers, they’re fab but those that flowered first are already looking past their best. we should have baskets full of tomatoes very soon too.

all good stuff.