I'd watch almost anything with Jim Broadbent in it. Of course, at this point, I'd watch almost anything with a British cast.
Broadbent is an outstanding character actor. You know that anything with his name attached will be worth watching. His Longford had a goggle-eyed innocence that was equally touching and annoying.
Ailz thinks we can live on £150 per month.
From what you say about Ailz she comes across as somewhat amazing and her good sense could help a lot of people who aren't as astute as she is. Has she considered setting up a webpage or writing a budgeting help book? :)
It's just as well one of us understands money :)
Maybe she'll consider a book when she's finished with the OU.
Sarah Palin is an ignorant woman. I read a report that, as mayor of Wasilia, she wanted to ban Twelfth Night from the local library.
Hadn't heard that one, I'll have to research it. She's often portrayed by favorable media here as a Libertarian, but if she sought to ban books it moves me from indifference about her into full-blown dislike. Censorship is a major no-no in my book.
I believe it's an established fact that she wanted to censor a number of books- and then moved to sack the librarian who stood up to her.
I've seen Twelfth Night mentioned as one of those books, but I'm finding it hard to believe.
£150 a month is a very generous amount for 2 adults and 3 rabbits. If I was being tight I'd go for £100 a month. The only difference you'll see is more stews and casseroles - which I know you're prejudiced against - but I'll call them curries and other fancy names and you'll be fine.
For 150 pounds a month...does that include ALL household expenses or is that just food?
We had a halogen heater for years in our living room. It heats locally quite well but doesn't heat the whole room although it does take the edge off the chill and that's all we often need.
Sarah Palin makes my stomach churn. She's scary.
All expenses? I believe so, though I haven't seen the calculations.
I'm afraid I find all politicians scary these days.
Sarah Palin is creepy... just plain creepy. I can't believe she is going to run for VP. It makes me sick.
Edited at 2008-09-07 02:18 pm (UTC)
I don't think she's a proper person to be running the world- which is what she'll be doing if McCain wins then slips on a banana skin- but then who is?
Is that for everything?
My monthly expenses come to about that, with fuel expenses spread over the year, but I'd have a job to buy food as well. I don't say that it isn't possible, but I'm not sure where or how I'd cut down - I don't overheat my home.
I'm not sure how much exactly is contained in that figure. I don't have a head for this sort of thing. But I know it's based on a decision not to use the central heating- except in extreme conditions.
I need to talk to Ailz about how to live on 150 Pounds a month (isn't that less than $400 USD?). That would truly be a coup in this country. Perhaps I should relocate to yours....
2008-09-07 04:46 pm (UTC)
I guess it's possible in the North.
My only consolation with La Palin is that she isn't running for president and on the evidence of Chaney old republicans never die.
I believe Cheyney, if elected, will be the oldest president ever- and his heart ain't too good.
I'm not sure how we're going to manage it, but Ailz says it can be done.
We've been working hard these past few weeks to get our food bills down.
2008-09-08 03:36 pm (UTC)
We've discovered a cuisine that combines 3 fantastic traits - 1) it's delicious 2) it's really cheap and 3) it's very healthy. The cuisine in question is that of the Mediterranean peasant. You eat fish / meat maybe once a week each, and the rest of the time eat lots of fresh fruit and veg, lots of olive oil (lowers cholesterol), pasta, dairy (cheese & yoghurt) and eggs. The times you're eating vegetarian you don't think of it as vegetarian, as it's not designed to be vegetarian per se, it just happens to be. It's so tasty you don't notice. We've been eating things like entirely homemade pizza, pesto/pasta, creamy prawn linguini, one-pot summer chicken, spinach and feta lasagne, roast pepper, mozzarella and tomato tart. A good book to get is the BBC Good Food Magazine "101 Meditteranean Dishes" - rrp £5. Tom F
Sounds really good.
Actually, we're not all that far from a mediterranean regime. We don't eat a lot of meat- except for bacon- and we have pasta several times a week. We're particularly fond of spaghetti putanesca. We also eat a lot of cheese and eggs.
I used to eat pizza quite a bit, but I find it's guaranteed to give me terrible indigestion, so I've knocked it off.
The scum rises to the top.
It is true about Sarah Palin. She tried to get the librarian fired because she wouldn't cooperate.
She is going to win. People LOVE her.
I am amazed, appalled.
How must Hillary feel? All her hard work and this, this--cheerleader--shoots past her, a cheerleader with a grating voice and who was ON A CLIP saying that "We must pray for our troops WHO ARE DOING GOD'S WILL IN IRAQ."
Are we to be ruled by zealots now? Apparently.
And I thought we were sliding toward a police state with Bush. With a zealot at the helm (McCain might not last long, might die), will we be told what to do because it's God's will and for our own good? How smug she is, and all her ilk.
The Evangelicals are kneeling at her feet. She's the new Saint of the Homeschool Moms.
I'm trying to be philosophical about it.
I wonder how her evangelical faith will cope with exposure to the world outside Alaska.
Perhaps she'll be "converted".
I'm banking on her being uncultured and ignorant rather than stupid. I believe, from what little I've seen of her, that she's a smart woman- smarter than Bush, smarter than McCain.
Jim Broadbent is brilliant.