Well it’s the school holidays again which can mean only one thing. Yup, it’s time for the Hughes family to be descended upon by the UK’s Premier Daddy Blogger and his son. Over the past two days we’ve played host to Ian and Max which, despite Ian’s general objectionableness, is always a pleasure and never a chore.
But like the Littlest Hobo Ian is never able to stay long – being ever driven onwards by the demands of his holiday spreadsheets. As we watched his Worzel Gummage like hair disappear over the horizon this afternoon I spent a bit of time reflecting on the nature of friendship, and how wonderful it is that it can spill over to encompass whole families within it’s circle of warmth and care.
But then I quickly came to my senses and texted him to point out what a cock-knocker he was. Phew, that was a close one. If I’m not careful I’ll be buying people birthday cards next.
In other news Kerry is now officially halfway through her pregnancy and we’ve started thinking about baby names.
To be honest we’ve had a couple in mind for quite a while now, but there is a problem. For some reason all the names we are favouring are also the names of Doctor Who companions.
I’m not entirely sure why this is happening. It’s not like Kerry or I are exactly die hard fans of the series. We enjoy it well enough, but it’s not an obsession that drives our lives. But looking at our shortlist you’d assume that we both have sonic screwdrivers for key rings and go to bed wearing fezs.
For boys names we like Rory. And to be fair I must admit that that’s a name that never really entered our consciousness before encountering the character played by Arthur Darvill in the program.
But to be honest I’m ok with that. Not only is Rory one of the best Dr’s companions there have ever been (second only to Bernard Cribbins’ Wilf) but he’s also a male nurse – which we all know is the coolest profession known to man. According to the name meanings list over at bounty Rory means “Red King” which as we all know is bollocks – it actually means “the man who waited”. Stupid Bounty.
As far as girls names go we like Rose. In fact we’ve liked Rose for quite a long time. The more elephant minded among you may remember that Evan was actually going to be called that should he have been a girl. However again i’m not entirely convinced that didn’t only come into our minds as a result of watching Billie Piper play Rose Tyler in the earlier seasons of the new Doctor Who.
Maybe it’s not us being complete and utter geeks. Maybe that it’s just that the writers on Doctor Who are just really good at picking names.
Then again, they did pick Micky and Martha, so maybe not.
And finally there is a new episode of the Midnight Movie Club Podcast ready for your delight and delectation if you are interested. This week we are discussing the 1991 film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Hurrah!