In a discussion on Petrona on the 27 December concerning why we like blogging one comment by Steve Clackson added "life experience" to Petrona's formula.
hobby + job skills + anyone can do it + life experience= blogging
I suppose you could say the blog useful part of my "job skills" involved years of listening to a lot of other peoples life experiences.
While my own life experiences involve a lot of circumstances that I could well have done without.
I once even lost a job to someone, who a few months later became a murderer.
But as a complete break from the heavy crime novels and history books I read, we watched the charming romantic comedy Elizabethtown on Saturday night. With the very pretty Kirsten Dunst, it is nice to see an American movie star who does not have pefectly straight teeth, Orlando Bloom and the delectable, delicious Susan Sarandon this is lightweight and amusing stuff.
I also enjoyed it even more because we must be two of the very few people in the UK who have actually been to Elizabethtown.
You just can't beat life experience.
Fools say they learn by experience. I prefer to learn by other people's experience: Otto von Bismark
Back to crime fiction on my next post.