Saturday, March 31, 2007

Three and a half hours to go till...


Denanana, Denanana, Denanana,


Oeeoooo... oooo,


Dadada, dada, daddaaaaa......



Well you get the gist. John Barrowmore did it much better on Celebrity Weakest Link last night.





But....





Huzzah, my hero is back tonight fighting aliens...

And isn't he gorgeous???

Hopefully his return will help no 3 get over her distress at Rose leaving.

I'm off to prepare for my dinner party so I have time to watch instead of cook...


But I might just have to stare at lovely David Tennant for a bit longer....


PS h&b have you any idea what I'm talking about? Do you get Dr Who in Oz?

Post Dr Who and Dinner Party Script....

And he was lovely. And didn't disappoint. Neither did Martha. No 3 spent the whole thing on my lap with a cushion over her head, but hey, that's what Dr Who's all about. As Madame Pompadour put it you don't get the doctor without the monsters... Spouse thought rhino aliens as police were a bit naff, but I with all due respect as a scientist, he is not very hot on the suspension of disbelief stuff that we English grads take for granted, so it didn't bother me none. A triumphant return I'd say...

Oh and the dinner went well too...

Mushrooms and stilton wrapped in pancietta (yes, it was stolen from the Sainsbury's ad, via some writing friends... my version was a bit burn, but what the hell)

chicken and herb parcels (thank you lovely butcher who sold them to me yesterday at great, but worth it, expense), with lemon/garlic/rosemary spuds a le Hugh Fearningly Whittingswotsit, mashed sweet potatoe and swede, roast parsnips and carrots.

Cheesecake (Hugh FW again) and Chocolate mousse courtesy of the child genius Sam Stern. In my excitement about David Tennant, I did cock it up as I chucked the whites of the eggs in first,THEN read, mix in yolks first, whip whites into peaks and fold them in. I did a bit of frantic whipping of whites and chocolate, but I don't think it was enough. It tasted ok, but it was chocolate runny mousse.

Well you can't win them all.

And I'd take David Tennant any day...

7 comments:

Nic said...

Bliss!

And I agree, Martha was great. I like the way the Doctor is obviously mourning the lost of Rose too...

And the woman from dinnerladies as an alien was a superb bit of casting!!

Huzzah!

Mad Twin said...

You are very very sad, but I have to admit I really enjoyed it. Russell T Davies is a genius at setting up threads, eg the 30 second introduction to Martha's family by mobile, told us everything you need to know about them.

Martha is great, and very very clever to get them both to kiss each other for practical life saving purposes, so they could allegedly knock the sexual tension on the head but set it up really well.

Yeah the rhinos were pretty silly but Anne wotshername was brilliant. And loved the Doctor nearly dying and being revived.

Girls opted out, son (4) lasted till the rhinos zapped someone and rushed up to bed scared. He did want to know what happened though....

Jane Henry said...

Huzzah! Mad Twin, now you get what the rest of us are on about...

I thought Mrs Warbuoys as the alien was a superb piece of casting...

NO 3 was terrified of the sucking the blood bit, but she managed not to have nightmares and will be back on my lap next week, so long as there's a handy cushion to hide over her face!

Jane Henry said...

Whoops, it was Anne Reid, not Doreen Mantle. I always muddle them up..

rivergirlie said...

so you've been afflicted too, eh? i'm resolutely immune to his charms - but it was a good show!

Jane Henry said...

I fell for him the minute he got up and said, new teeth...

Glad to see from yours that I raise the tone somewhere, if not on this blog!

Yup it's To His Coy Mistress.

My other favourite in that vein is by the Earl of Rochester, I'll dig it out for you. But not just yet as I am off to dig spuds...

h&b said...

He *is* a bit of delicious, isn't he ?

I've never watched Dr. Who, but many here did, and do. I was tempted to start when the new ep's started with Billy Piper, as I think she's pretty adorable .. but .. I .. just ... didn't...

The theme music used to spook me as a kid. Dr. Who was on right after "The Goodies", and i'd try to get to the TV to change the channel before i'd hear it.

:)