As this is my 37th I have nothing special planned, but I have had some nice presents. I got a couple of great CDs: the radio drama Paul Temple and the Conrad Case starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury, a 3 CD set of Louis Armstrong recordings from the 1940s, and a DVD of The Lost World from 1925. No complete version of the film exists, and this was compiled from several copies. I also got a set of Warren Ellis' Planetary comics from my friend Kai. As they're about an organisation tracking down the world's secret history, they are definitely Crinoline Robot subject matter, so I look forward to writing about them soon. My workmates got me two skeins of Fyberspates Scrumptious Laceweight yarn to knit the Jersey with a Soft Bow from A Stitch in Time, and a fab knitting bag made from fabric depicting classic Halloween monsters from Rhian, the Crafty Geek. I love old-school monsters!
Incidentally, Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery is being broadcast on Radio 7 in the evenings at the moment. The first episode was yesterday and should be on iPlayer. I haven't checked when it was originally broadcast but it sounded 60s to me from the incidental music and character types. I was very impressed with this one as Steve managed to get herself kidnapped before Paul even had a case to work – match that, Penelope Pitstop!