Three Things on Thursday

It is Thursday. It is ‘lille fredag’ – little Friday. Pizza has been delivered and consumed. Time to think of what has happened this week already and to look forward to the weekend. Here are three things I’ve read, listened to and watched so far this week, plus an update on the daffodils and ducks in the Botanic Gardens as a bonus.

Read my nephew Peter Mountford’s latest published short story One More Night Behind the Walls in Kenyon Review.

Daffodils in the Botanic Gardens

Listen to Deborah Feldman: rejecting my Hasidic roots on Conversations from ABC Radio, especially if you have watched Unorthodox on Netflix. It is a fascinating interview with the author of the 2012 autobiography, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.

Ducks at the duck pond

Watch The Nest, an intriguing Glasgow-based drama about a couple who are unable to conceive, and take up an offer from an 18-year old who offers to be their surrogate mother, but a whole lot more besides.

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      1. We had a little acronym when I was teaching. Wrote it on the board every Thursday but never told the pupils what it was: TGINF. Then Google came along to enlighten them!

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