Thomas (grandson, age 9) had to be collected from school at 11.30 because he was feeling sick and they didn't want him throwing up on the premises. By the time we got home he was feeling a bit better (going to the fridge to see what there was to eat after eating his packed lunch gave me a bit of a clue) but I insisted that he had to sit quietly for the afternoon because THAT gave me the excuse to sit quietly also! The downside to this was that he wanted to watch Kid's TV - payback time for me. Then I remembered that I had recently purchased Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits specifically for Thomas to watch in order to nourish his appreciation of the arts. I had forgotten what a great film this is!! Not as sophisticated as Harry Potter but just as enjoyable.
My favourite lines:
Evil: God isn't interested in technology. He cares nothing for the microchip or the silicon revolution. Look how he spends his time, forty-three species of parrots! Nipples for men!
Evil: Slugs! HE created slugs! They can't hear. They can't speak. They can't operate machinery. Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?
I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon ministering to the sick and am pleased to say he made a complete recovery.