Zoe and Lee came to visit yesterday, on their rather snazzy motorbikes. While Jim and I awaited their arrival we played cryptic quizzes down the pub, I am still truly useless at them. Once Zoe and Lee turned up we headed up to the Greenwich Odeon Gallery to see the The Dark Knight.
Wow. That movie was simply breathtaking. It truly captured the essence of what Batman is. Heath Ledger as the Joker was absolutely superb, and the themes of renewed hope and despair were masterfully intertwined with the plot, adding to it rather than distracting from it. The only complaint from me is that it was too long... there were 20 minutes of the movie that could quite easily have been removed without taking away from the quality of the movie. However all was redeemed by the ending, which showed just how much the makers respected the mythos of the Batman franchise.
After the movie we headed down the local for a meal and a chat before they headed off home.
It's been so hot of late. Sleeping is just not fun when it's soooo warm. :( Where's some good ol' air conditioning when you need it?Today Jim took me out to Inside for a Sunday lunch. We hadn't been there for quite a while so we were really looking forward to it. Sadly we were disappointed. Now, don't get me wrong, it was good food. I had chicken spring rolls for a starter, roasted lamb with rosemary jus and mint sauce on a bed of vegetables with roast potatoes and finished with a lovely chocolate and nut brownie with vanilla ice cream. BUT... it was not the taste sensation we were accustomed to expect from this restaurant. It was all a little bland. :( Shame.