Archive for July, 2009


Friday, July 31st, 2009

Another of the great literary loves of my childhood, reinvented by one of my favourite directors, just in time to be enjoyed by my own burgeoning brood of pint-sized cinephiles. Can’t. Wait.

The good doctor

Friday, July 24th, 2009

We’re off to the Secret Garden Party.  On the off-chance that we don’t come back, I want this to be the image that lingers on atop my blog, until somebody has the presence of mind, technical wherewithal and plain good sense to make it go away.

That is all.

Picture postcard

Monday, July 6th, 2009

The beach at Maupertus-sur-mer

It wouldn’t be a Light family holiday if father and daughter didn’t brave the elements on the off-chance of a dip in ice-cold waters.  We spotted the beach at Maupertus-Sur-Mer as we were hurtling past, and left Ems and Ruby having a little kip in the car park for a chance to explore what must be one of the nicest family beaches on the Cherbourg Peninsula, whatever the weather.

For the full story – and the closest any of you will come to a postcard – check out ‘the park where the sand lives’ (another Lolism, roughly translated as ‘the beach’).  It’s a Flickr photo set I’ve created for our holiday, the latest additions to which will appear over there, on the right, in that little widget sitting just below my latest tweets.  Watch that space.