I have spent sizeable chunks of the last two days making a model of the Globe Theatre. Those of you who knew me from Warwick days will probably realise that it would take quite a lot of persuasion to get me that near thespianity in general & the world of the unlamented Emerald Eel in particular — but it is half term in these parts, need I say more. Tayla and I have been having a very jolly time with straw & cardboard & have produced a spirited model with the essential features intact. Little does the poor child realise that the next time she appears there will be a small cardboard cast all ready to go, and that Shakespeare is in her future. I thought we might end up having to stage Twelfth Night with a mixed cast of Harry Potter, Spiderman, several Orcs, Gandalf, & Postman Pat, but she says she can’t find any models the right size — personally I think she is canny enought to see where this is going & isn’t admitting to them. So cardboard it will be.