They’re making a two-film version of The Hobbit, and Ian McKellan is to play Gandalf again. More here. Who’s to play Bilbo I wonder? Isn’t Ian Holm too old? I hope not. He’d be perfect.

Meanwhile, I’m re-reading Prince Caspian in order to churn out some articles for the film’s release in a few weeks’ time. What I like about the Narnia books is that the Pevensey children all talk like my friend and fellow blogger Auntie Joanna, “Oh, gosh Su, it looks like some rather beastly weather is on the way!” “Never mind Ed, we’ll just have to make the best of it. At least I’m wearing my sensible school shoes, and not those nasty high heels like Esmerelda Drudge always wears!”