After that, did New Year in Tiptree with Jenny and her ma (Pop Rowe’s in a "home"). That picture there, that was taken on 30th December, when we stopped off at lovely Alton Water en route to see Jenny’s nephew in Ipswich. If this boring you, by the way, feel free to go away, or just look at the pictures, whatever suits. On New Year’s Eve we went to Burnham-on-Crouch to see the new (and last) Star Wars film at the venerable Rio Cinema.
But a fiver to get in, as I recall, and reasonably-priced snackology, as well. We sat on big comfy sofas at the back. The film itself was better than the previous one, less good than the one before that, with, as usual, the best stuff being the interplay between Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver. Anyway, that being done, we went back to Tiptree and saw in the new year with Chinese food. Who, I wonder, could ask for anything more?
Shortly after getting back from New Year, Jenny and I were off again, on holiday – well, a sort of working holiday, a writers’ retreat in a cottage in Ansty. We were there for a week, and both of us, I think, got a fair bit done (I was working mainly on Little Things That Keep Us Together and on ideas for a Harvey Matusow podcast series), but we also did a load of touristy stuff, visiting the Tutankhamun exhibition in Dorchester, and Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World, as well as seeing the brilliant JoJo Rabbit at the Plaza Cinema.
I’ve felt compelled to catch up on all that stuff, because of course that was when life was still normal for the world. In fact, as it was all going on, things were kicking off, over in China, with bat-virus Covid-19...
Robert Cohen – a man in showbiz so stepp’d in that, should he wade no more, to go back were as tedious as go o’er. These are among his musings.