Was supposed to go get my wound dressed today but it has cleared up over the w/e so I cancelled. Will do a bit in the garden instead before it all kicks off again Wednesday.
Sounds like the Property LPA for the Aunt will be passed Friday so Jock and I can have a nose round her properties next week.
Bayer Leverkusen v Heidenheim was a good match. Heidenheim became Bundesliga 2 champions last season with a 99th minute winner in the final match that condemned Hamburg to another season out of the big time. They defended like fiends and went in 1-1 at half time after bugger all possession. Xabi Alonso has recruited well this summer and has good strength in depth. He kept the pressure on by bringing on good subs and one of them, Adli, scored a superb volleyed chip over the keeper to round off a 4-1 win. They remain level with Bayern but are now behind on goal difference following their 7-0 win.
We even saw the Lesser Spotted Tella for his first Bundesliga minutes (he played in the Europa match last week). He replaced wing-back Frimpong but as Frimp's average position is the corner of the oppos's box, he fitted right in. They play lovely football and I doubt there is a better club side to watch in Europe at the moment.
Stuck with the Rennes match which finished 0-0. They are unbeaten this season but since their opening day win over Metz they have had 5 league draws on the trot. They won against Maccabi Haifa in the Europa last week but are falling behind local rivals Brest who are currently top of the pile.
Enjoyed "The Woman in the Wall" which ended last night. Was hoping for more retribution for the bad bastards but they get away with it in real life so why not on TV? It was well written and superbly acted and kept me hooked.
Liking "Black Snow" which is an unusual cold case investigation set among the sugar cane fields of rural Queensland. Have seen plenty of things set in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth so this is new ground for me. I should have expected to find slavery in this outpost of the British Empire but was unaware they raided the islands of the South Pacific to capture their workforce.
The only thing I knew about the area was they introduced Cane Toads in the 30s as an attempt to control Cane Beetles that were damaging the crop. It didn't work but the poisonous buggers have had a catastrophic effect on local ecosystems. Many predators die after attacking the toads as do family pets. Certain species of snake are developing smaller jaws presumably because those that can swallow toads are being removed from the gene pool. There are millions of the buggers now but as a tropical species they are heading west, not South, across the Nothern Territories. Until they rock up in Canberra or Bondi no bugger cares too much.
Not sure where this programme is headed but the first 2 episodes turned the original investigation's conclusion that the murderer was someone passing through on its head. So we've probably already met the killer and it could be anyone I guess.