But 1500 words! It has taken all afternoon, but it is worth it. Admittedly some of them are a bit odd and involve an Allo Allo accent** (slightly crossed with the Chalet School), and I was delayed by having to find how to delete a stupid dotted line auto-created by Microsoft Word, which took about half an hour.
Also, I seem to be developing characters for the so far not at all written work that is basically "A Vampire at the Chalet School". I am not sure whether this is good or bad. I once saw a language student on the bus who looks exactly like the Vampire in question; if I ever write it, I shall have to dedicate the book to her.
I have finally applied for a new passport. I was very annoyed to discover it did not require a witness, arranging which has been putting me off. At least my photograph is quite decent and does not make me look like an axe-murderer. I ought to have applied in the autumn, but was putting it off so my photo didn't make me look like a zombie. Now to book a holiday.
*Caused by (I think) rather than about.
**I have the greatest respect for Allo Allo**, as the only British TV programme that has ever managed to present a convincing multilingual environment. Admittedly it achieves this by the silliest accents in human history, but it works. Also, one day I am going to write Michelle/Herr Flick, the Communist resistance made them do it.