A song that reminds you of summer
: I think the most summery song I own is Feeling lazy
by Lightning Seeds. This is one of many things that doseybat
introduced me to in the late 90s, and I kind of started out thinking it was too poppy and superficial, but it grew on me and later on I acquired the whole album, Jollification
. Feeling lazy
is still my favourite. ( video embed )
I had a nice chilled weekend, rather like what's described in the song in fact, spending time with people with no particular time pressure, and sometimes it was sunny and sometimes
Our English sky may well cry
. Lots of playing in the park, and lots of playing indoors, with animal toys or phone games. I was at home for Friday night for once, and made it to shul Saturday morning. And ghoti_mhic_uait
and I decided to skip Strawberry Fair since the queues for alcohol checks were enormous, and instead had lunch in a fairly hipster café, Stir
I watched Despicable me
and his younger kids. I'd got the idea from the marketing that it was going to be mainly slapstick and not really my kind of thing. But actually the Minions play a relatively small role, and there is some physical humour, but the main point of the story is about someone breaking the cycle of abuse and learning to be a parent in spite of his own terrible childhood. So it was a lot more sweet than I was expecting, though definitely a little kids' film.
The highlight of a generally lovely weekend was when ghoti_mhic_uait
continued her recently established tradition of celebrating both Jewish and Christian Pentecost by setting cheesecake on fire. Which was part of a lovely meal together where we talked mainly about that morning's Torah portion Naso
with its delightful Haftarah about the birth of Samson
, rather than more obviously seasonally relevant texts like Ruth or Acts. But still, I got my cheesecake and Torah discussion and celebration with my loves.