I’ve spent most of Christmas and New Year sitting in my flat typing furiously and living my life on the interwebs. Great fun, but not good for the constitution, so I figured today I’d go for a walk.
Trust me, there is nothing more glorious than strolling along the Thames towpath by Richmond watching the swans bobbing about on the river, grinning at little kids trying to break the ice on the frozen stream running parallel to the water, kicking through frosty leaves and then warming your hands on a cardboard cup of coffee on the way home. Bliss.
In other news: Matt Smith is the new Doctor!
My first reaction when we saw him was, “He’s so young!” and then he waved his hands in the air as he was talking and gave a big grin to the camera and I was totally sold. He’s got personality, and, to paraphrase Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction, a little personality goes a long way. It also tickles me that he kinda looks like Noel Fielding from the Mighty Boosh, not to mention Crispin Glover, and he’s so far away from David Tennant or Christopher Eccleston that he just works.
I’m dying to see what his take on the good Doctor will be. I’ll be sad to see Tennant go, but it’s nice to know there’s somebody so fresh to take over the role. Good choice, Who team!