Last week was a relatively quiet week. Mainly because everything is happening this week.
Today I became an uncle! My brother and his wife are now parents to a baby girl, as of about two hours ago. It's very exciting. And I'm allowed to go and see them as well. Very happy about all of this.
On Friday we're going for a meal in the West End and then staying overnight in a hotel. It's a delayed birthday treat for Nina. It's going to feel very weird, and I'm a little nervous about it, but more excited than anything.
London in Bits is going well. The word is slowly getting out there, almost by its own momentum, which is the way I like it. But I will start pushing it a bit harder over the next few weeks. Getting it done three times a week is tough, especially as it's hard to write too much ahead of time (stupid 'news'!), but I'm just about managing it so far. And I do kind of love a deadline.
The 1972 British horror, Death Line was on Talking Pictures TV this week. I'd never seen it before and it is extraordinary. I wasn't expecting it to be quite so nuanced and as atmospheric as it was. Not your typical cult horror by a long chalk. Little White Lies has target="blank">a good article about how the film is "essential viewing in the wake of the recent Grenfell tragedy" and there's a good podcast from Robin Ince's An Uncanny Hour about it, but you have to be a Patreon supporter to listen to it.
I managed to get through a few of my bookmarked articles this week. I finally read the NY Times interview with Seth Rogen and it's as funny and as interesting as everyone said it was. He just seems like a very decent bloke.