Saw this link to HBO on twitter - sounds as though anyone can watch the first 3 episodes of Game of Thrones. Don't know for certain..have not tried the link as yet...
Oops, wrong end - but pleasant memory - 2010 New Year's greeting for friends:)
Laura's request - both UK and US(Betty Crocker herself;) recipes:http://www.bettycrocker.com/tips/tipslibrary/baking-tips/chocolate-biscuit-cake
Fascinating interview for Game of Thrones fans: Ned Stark(Sean Bean); King Robt(Mark Addy); Viserys(Harry Lloyd..one of Robin's merry men:); female set designer...
Game of Thrones: http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/game-of-thrones-episode-3/
Best passage--reflecting current budget cutting debate in US congress:
"We learn the crown is 6 million in debt to those incestuous, scheming wittle wuff-killing Lannisters and the advisers pressure Ned to borrow even more money for a flashy tournament. All of a sudden, this fantasy TV show sounds awfully familiar. Like Ned is actually a grouchy senate minority leader who's telling President Obama's staff that he refuses to raise the national debt limit to accommodate a budget expansion. Which makes the Lannisters … what? China? Which means Littlefinger is … Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner? And does that mean Catelyn is Sarah Palin? She can see The Wall from her house!
If these silly fantasy kingdom leaders were nearly as smart as our political leaders over the last three decades, they'd know the best solution to this problem is to just keep borrowing heavily while printing more money. That tactic never catches up with a country! (Ahem)." [R: we seem to be on the same page politically..perhaps that’s why I’m partial to his reviews]
[R: Must tweet dear Cersei this passage from the review: >"Everybody who isn't us is an enemy," Cersei says, just screwing her kid up even more.<]