Went into Reed again to get things sorted out and I will now be starting work tomorrow (short of a last-minute catastrophe like last time…) and incidentally the new work should pay slightly better. Nothing exciting, just a data entry position for a week with Vodafone.

While I was out in Croydon I also picked up Sleepy Hollow on DVD for £7.99, just in time for Hallowe’en. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a Tim Burton classic, undoubtedly one of his best. Beautifully filmed, sumptuous sets, awesome Danny Elfman soundtrack, rather freaky, and of course the unforgettable Headless Horseman. So those of you who may be at the same Hallowe’en bash as me…you have been warned! If only I had a Headless Horseman costume too…
On that note, I have decided on a simple costume for this year, since I haven’t had much time to prepare one. I’ll let you know how it goes down next time.

Americana*For those who enjoy classical music, I’d also recommend my other purchase today, Leila Josefowicz’s Americana*. She’s one of my favourite violinists who plays a nice mixture of the new and old, sweet and fast: very versatile. I discovered her through a CD called Violin for Anne Rice, where she plays some of Rice’s favs and it makes a great accompaniment to reading her work. Anne Rice actually said her novel “Violin” was largely inspired by Josefowicz’s playing. Anyway, Americana* is definitely worth it for a great set of Gershwin arrangements.