I met up with Helen, Susan and Emma this weekend, and we had a look round Sir John Soane's Museum. And I have to say, as a museum, the place is utterly mad. John Soane was an architect and a collector, and he basically built his house as a showcase for his collections. There are so many nooks and crannies and busts and sculptures and paintings and things and things and things. It's like walking into a claustrophobic labyrinth full of classical history. Mad and amazing all in one :D
Here, have a list of some things that I have been consuming recently:
We Are History
This is a comedy show that was on tv about 10 years ago now. It's a series of mock history documentaries hosted by Marcus Brigstocke in the guise of rubbish historian, David Oxley. And it is very funny. Very very funny.
Gundam 00: Awakening of the Trailblazer
Spoiler-free reaction! I'd been waiting to see this film for a year and a half, and it was really nice to dip back into the Gundam 00 universe again. The movie itself had some good points but was a little disappointing plot-wise. Oh well, it was nice to see my favourite characters getting some movie screentime anyway.
My parents have last year's series recorded, and we've slowly been going through it. I've not really watched any of the recent Doctor Who series because, well, I've always found it a bit silly. The Matt Smith episodes are still silly (very silly in some cases) but I've come to see it as harmless escapist fun, and as far as that goes, I'm quite enjoying it.
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
I just finished this one. These games are so much fun :D
Here, have some youtube-based fun:
My astronomy kick has still been going strong :D Sadly, it's been cloudy most nights, so I can't see anything, but when the sky is clear, I try to have a look. Thanks to this handy guide, I can now spot Orion, the Plough, Gemini and the North Star. Pretty cool! I might get up early tomorrow and see if I can spot Saturn too.