Had a nice visit from helenraven on Thursday, bearing a botlle of tres posh champers (very tasty, too!) and a fantastic wooden box (via her dad, who no longer draws-) of very good old drawing and calligraphy nibs, plus other bits & pieces. I certainly intend to have a good fiddle about with them, but I know I'm quite inept, and they might, in the long run, be better served by going to someone who's more skillful with this sort of tool (cleanskies , maybe? any suggestions?)
We watched QUARTET, which I'd been putting off, as it didn't appeal to me much, but as sometimes happens, it turned out much better than expected. Quite charming, without being over-soppy, and it was interesting picking out singers, etc. familiar from my days as a drudge at the Coli, doing cameos. I still suggest checking out the wonderful documentary, TOSCA'S KISS, which obviously inspired it. Amazy had a good time bounding from lap to lap to be fussed, dribbling and shedding enthusiastically.