- I'd heard good things of Call the Midwife for some time, but didn't want to watch it while I was pregnant. But now I am watching it and it is very good indeed. I'm not sure whether it's a little surreal or very right to be watching it while holding Cub and sitting on the sofa where he was born, but I'm enjoying it anyway. I hear it's remarkably accurate as to how midwifery was practiced then, except not enough bodily fluids and implausibly large and healthy-looking babies, but certain aspects of giving birth are the same in all times and it does bring it back rather. Anyhow, it's a very good series, lovely characters and stories and I love Chummy and Sister Monica Joan. Very tearjerkery, though, and I don't think it's just my new-mother hormones because it makes Mr P cry too.
- the other thing we've been watching for entertainment is Castle. It's pretty light, but good fun: Castle himself is rather endearing, and Beckett is fantastic. I'm getting pretty good at spotting the murderers in the first ten minutes, but I don't mind that because it's definitely switch-brain-off watching. But good at it. I'm not entirely sure how long they can keep the Beckett/Castle relationship in the light UST end of things, but I hope it's a good long while because I'm enjoying it that way.
- my writing impulse is definitely back, and my main problem is what to write first. So I'll ask you all: the one about Alys, Simon and Ivan the Secret Agent; one of the various plotbunnies about Count Vorhalas and the soltoxin attack and Evon; the one about Aral and Simon and Gregor's disappearance which is really an excuse for gratuitous h/c; or Re-Open Nominations? (And I will mention that 'all of them' is not a helpful answer to the question 'which one should I work on tonight?' and tends to lead to me adding six words to each of them and then giving up in mental confusion... I don't think there's a cure for Too Many WIPitis, but I've got a really bad case of it.)
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