1. Tim (who introduced me and Nick, and who hosts our games nights) has a geeky blog called Heropress, and today he interviews one of his favourite authors Philip Reeve -- who wrote the startling Mortal Engines series about mobile cities devouring each other in a post-apocalyptic sea bed. Philip Reeve in his turn has said admiring things about Tim on his blog. It means so much to receive compliments from one's heroes.
2. To lie on the sofa and watch the rain falling.
3. Time Team is about a stretch of river in County Durham. A pair of local divers have pulled out more than 2,000 Roman artefacts from the shallow water. Goes to show what you can do if you have a bit of local knowledge and don't mind getting wet.