We finally picked a date to go see Babel, which had been on the to-see list for a while now. Despite heavy downpours we arrived at the cinema on time, bought the tickets and found a seat. What we took for previews (‘hey look, it’s Daniel Craig’) turned out to be Casino Royale, the new James Bond. We ended up in the wrong room. Sigh. We did end up staying, as this one too was -though much further down- on the aforementioned to-see list. And it was actually quite good. I’d been ignoring Bond for quite a number of years now, but this one kept me interested all the way through.

Oh, and happy birthday Saint Nicholas.