Life is so full-on at the moment I've just had no time nor energy to post or comment much lately (so sorry). I'm still reading, though, when I have chance, and hoping things will return to a more relaxed pace soon. Meanwhile, because you mean a lot to me and you know I would never wish to neglect you, here's a little something to make you smile...
I first saw 'Cheburashka', a 30-minute Russian animation from the 1960s, in the support slot to Eels on their With Strings tour when I saw them in Nottingham (several hours away but the tickets were free!). Oh, it must have been about 8 years ago now... but what a great, different idea for an opening act. I was somewhat smitten by the furry little big-eared, big-eyed character, just as I now am by the Meerkat idents used in the Corrie advert breaks - baby Oleg reminds me of Cheburashka - brilliant. (Just a shame that's all linked up to advertising, they're too good).
So here's a poignant little song from the film, sung by Gena the Crocodile, to tide things over for a while in my absence.