Over the last couple of nights I have been showing Simone a bunch of episodes from the BBCs 7 Wonders of the industrial world documentary series.

I have of course seen them all before, but it’s still good to see them again, as the are really well done shows, about cool stuff, and highly intellectually stimulating as well, and Simone seems to be enjoying watching them for the first time.

We have also taken to watching David Starkey’s BBC documentary Monarchy on sunday afternoons, which reinforces that the english (and by extension the europeans) have a fantastically rich history, and almost all of it is profoundly messed up. It does make great viewing though.