Saturday, March 08, 2008

Life on Mars - a Holiday

I was in need of a real break - one that didn't involve broken legs, heart attacks, or vomit. To that end, I have spent the last week on Mars, with DCI Gene Hunt, and very nice it has been too. Jane leant me both series on DVD, making for a smorgasbord of ogling viewing. All sixteen hours! I didn't know I had that much free time...

I have now returned to planet Real World to find a veritable Olympus Mons of washing, and some fine spring-growth in the fridge. I'm also rather hungry, not having eaten since Monday last. Just give me a couple of days to scale the 90,000' monolith in my utility room, and I'll be back to play catch-up in Blogland.

13 comments:

KAREN said...

That's what I call a holiday :o)

Maddie Moon said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the week - I lurve Gene Hunt!

Lane said...

Welcome back to earth:-)

SpiralSkies said...

Sounds decadently blissful. Sometimes we just have to indulge ourselves and it sounds as if you managed that big time!

Leigh said...

Karen - I really do feel like I've been away!

Maddie - Yes, I find I quite like him too now!

Lane - Thanks - although Mars was quite nice...

Jen - It was. I did. Thanks!

Debs said...

How heavenly, lucky you. Sixteen hours of the Gene Genie, yum. Rather you than me in the utility room! I've just finished a mountain of ironing - my worst thing.

L-Plate Author said...

Is it only me or don't any of 'yous' lot like the dishy Sam Tyler? x

Sarah Ball said...

Sounds like brilliant fun! You've inspired me to do something similar with the latest series of Lost...
Sarah
P.S - Just had to thank you for the word counter! So excited as have been struggling with mine since Zutokou went wrong! It's great that you've made yours available - big thanks :)

Leigh said...

Debs - You must be an angel for tackling the ironing. He could threaten divorce, and I still wouldn't do it!

L-plate - No... too wimpy!

Sarah - Welcome to my blog! I've never seen Lost, but you've reminded me that I should! I'm glad you like the word meter - thank you for bothering to let me know that you're using it!

HelenMH said...

I wouldn't mind going on holiday with Gene Hunt - lucky you!

Leigh said...

Helen - It was great. He broke plenty of things, caused at least one heart attack, and was no doubt sick on several occasions (albeit out of shot).
And I didn't have to deal with any of it.

Billy said...

I can relate. My best moments of escape have been courtesy of A.C. Clarke or Isaac Asimov, and a good bit of the time they have taken me to the red planet. Beats Club Med when you don't have the money :)

Leigh said...

Billy - Sooo true!