Thursday, May 15, 2008


I’m hoping that on my lunch break today I’m going to do something exciting – and it involves animals… But it’s dependent on a) there not being a massive downpour at lunchtime and b) the chap I work with who is going with me getting back from a meeting in time. But it involves animals and I am (genuinely) very excited at the prospect of going to look at some animals on my lunch break what with working in a big city. If we don’t do it today then we’ll go next week instead. We also have plans to go and see a range of other places near work and soak in a bit of culture or just to totally escape from work in the middle of the day.

I have been trying to get tickets for a particular BBC recording. I got some last year but when I turned up all the seats were taken due to a massive guest list. Then I ordered some more last week, as they are doing some more recordings, but got an e-mail yesterday to say that the recording was cancelled. So I have now ordered some more tickets. Third time lucky? We shall see.

I made a discovery yesterday. One that is unlikely to change my (or your) life, but a discovery nonetheless. I found out why digestive biscuits are so called. Basically when they were first created by McVities, it was believed that they had medicinal properties that aided digestion. This was later found to be untrue, but the name continued. Biscuits that aid digestion? I imagine if they contained prunes they might, but beyond that I don’t think biscuits are generally hailed for their health benefits.


titration said...

Do tell. What recording? I wish I was escaping from work in the middle of the day!

Random Reflections said...

titration - it's called Bleak Expectations. I don't think you'll heave heard of most of the people in it, but one you might know is Anthony Head who was Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Previously it had Celia Imrie in it (who is well known here but probably not in the US) but sadly I don't think she is in it this time... It will make my year if she does turn up though!