Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

What We Did On Our Day Off

The Croma pizzeria on the top floor of the Tunbridge Wells Odeon comes as a surprise. You expect it to be just another Pizza Hut or Domino's and it's considerably better than that. There's an open kitchen so you can watch the young staff hand-making the pizza dough- and the space- all glass and mirrors so it's glittery and hard to read- was designed by Enzo Apicella who (I googled him) has been famous since the '60s. Also they show old Hal Roach comedies on a big screen featuring Ben Turpin or Charlie Chase or the Little Rascals. Charlie Chase plays a Woosterish young cove and is rather endearing. Once in a while Stan Laurel and or Oliver Hardy show up, but never together because these were early days and they hadn't got together yet. Ollie is always the bully- his essential sweetness untapped.

We had meant to see Foxcatcher but there wasn't an afternoon showing, so we drove to Hastings took a look at the sea- which was silvery green in the sinking light- and drove home again, stopping on the way to get the car washed for the first time in six months. 

  • On Mature Reflection

    I dreamed I'd co-authored a book about how I came to leave the Church. I was leafing through the finished article and finding it very glum. My…

  • Earworms And Rain

    Binge-listening to variant versions of Matty Groves/Little Musgrave means I now have it as an ear worm. It could be worse; it could be the Birdy…

  • Matty Groves

    I'm sure there's a version where the husband cuts his wife's head off and kicks it against the wall but I can't find it. Did I make…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.