I'm watching "Good Bye, Lenin!" (2003).

A son and daughter perform a deception that the communist DDR is continuing in 1989/90, in an attempt to prevent their deeply socialist mother from suffering another heart attack.

A breakthrough performance by Daniel Brühl.

Absolutely superb film. Highly recommended.

Yeah, but, the "relatively bland" courgetti is a whole lot more tasty than (almost) tasteless spaghetti. Plus, I cook it in a lot of butter.

I hope everything will be OK, and he makes a speedie recovery.

Me too. If I know that I will be some distance from other people it makes no sense to wear a mask. I have been in the situation where I had to wear a mask for extended periods (when working, for example), and it does become tiresome.

I do wonder if mask wearing will continue when the pandemic is over. It seems to be commonplace in Asia, but, not in Europe.

You have "dreich" correct. In the sense of weather, it is a grey, overcast day, with persistent rain. We have had a few of these days, too.

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I saw about 50 people wandering about outside, with their face masks on. Unusual to see so many people with masks outside. Then I realised they were all tourists from the same coach party. I presume, they had to wear masks all the time. Must get tiring.

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I used to live around the corner from MacSween's of Edinburgh, one of the most famous haggis producers. Their haggis is great.

I liked V, too. I'm not a fan of graphic novels. However, I do like the film adaptions for V and 300.

Karl Urban was also good in the second Bourne movie.

Shouldn't that be Ayr Fried Potatoes? 😉

Looks good.

At the end of the film I'm watching, the Westminster Parliament building is blown-up.

That scene always brings a tear to my eye,

No. Bad planning, or rather, no planning, at all. Haggis next week.

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I forgot to buy haggis, too. Dinner for to-night is made, already. I'll get some haggis for next week.

won't be seeing her haggis, either. :blob_cry:

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