Bonekickers, BBC’s attempt at showing the world that they can still do adventure drama, even though Doctor Who isn’t on anymore. A team of archaeologists who seem to lead a far more exciting life than the Time Team, it looks like they’ll be attracting controversy every Tuesday night. Tonight it was a slightly mixed message about Christian fundamentalists, it looks like a World War storyline next week.
Verdict? A little slow to start with as they spouted on about the Knights Templar to each other even though presumably, they all, as trained archaeologists knew all about it anyway (yes I know it was blatantly for the audience’s benefit). It soon speeded up though, including a rather graphic severed head and quite a good final scene in an underground cavern. Will be tuning in next week, specially as I do rather like Adrian Lester!
Things have been a bit tense in the Lacer household, I am increasingly tense about Boy Lacer’s upcoming paediatrics appointment where they’re talking ‘diagnosis’ and Mr. Lacer is not particularly happy due to other things going on in his life. Anyway the normal chaos round here had become even more chaotic (as well as being not particularly happy about the upcoming appointment, I’ve been incredibly busy with school, ballet and book selling stuff) and Mr. Lacer, who knew he’d never married a housewife has become vocally unhappy about it. So I have over the last few days pulled my socks up and the chaos level is descending but life aye, is it possible to ever do something 100% completely right? I now feel like I’m ‘ignoring’ Boy Lacer, which stems from the fact that’s not a very attention seeking child anyway (whereas Girl Lacer is the complete opposite), so if I’m doing housework Girl Lacer will happily come up and engage me in conversation, Boy Lacer will just sit there with his cars and not really bother anyone. So when I was in the middle of juggling some books in a bookcase this afternoon, Boy Lacer actually came up and mumbled something, I think I went “hello there” or something like that and he muttered (but clearly) “never mind” and walked off. So needless to say I dropped the books, thought scr*w the housework and spent the rest of the afternoon with Boy Lacer (he’s leaning on me as I type).
Off to play ducks . . .
I had new recipe success last night, vegetable bolognaise from Cooking with Daisy, which features heavily disguised lentils. The recipe was donated to the book by someone from BBC Good Food and it used to be on their website to, but a quick search for it and it seems to have disappeared however you can find an adapted version of it here.
I have tried making this recipe before and it wasn’t as successful, I think the two secrets to this recipe is to make sure it’s reduced enough in the pot and that you add plenty of parmesan. However I did both of those things (well no parmesan for Boy Lacer as he can’t eat it) and both kids ate every single scrap off the plate, success!