Had a phone call this evening to say that band was cancelled – which saves me driving in late night, (potentially) icy roads. So what to do? I curled myself up at the end of the sofa, and watched, enraptured the film of Swallows & Amazons that I taped over Christmas. Made in 1974 (and one year younger than me) it may have been, but it has lost none of its charm and enjoyment. Quite simply, I loved it. 🙂

It also got me thinking, about the other adaptation the BBC did in the 80’s of Arthur Ransome two East Anglican novels, Coot Club and The Big Six. A little perusal on the internet later revealled that they were available on dvd – so I have submitted to the whim and ordered them. With luck they might arrive on Saturday, and give me some weekend viewing… 🙂

Additional: Watching Swallows & Amazons also got me thinking – one day I would like to remake the film, not because I think I could do it better, but because I would like to go on and make all the Swallows books…