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Dial 'P' for Pornography

I'm currently lying roughly here. The views from my hotel room this morning were this:

...and this:

The views this evening were this:

...and this:

ias, the garklet and I are in Bled; I'm here for an EU project workshop next week, so we've decided to take a short break. We'd never been to Slovenia before (indeed, this is only our second trip to the Balkans, the previous being Sofia the year before last), and we're rather liking what we've seen so far. More detailed writeup to come at a later date.

A word of explanation for the title: the garklet continues to be fascinated by television remote controls, but he's managed to outdo himself this trip by managing to select the hard-core porn channel (in a moment of weakness, we'd let him play with the Device of Power). I don't know whether to be impressed or appalled...

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That last bit had me in stitches...did he look suitable impressed with himeself or is he very used to being in charge of the remote ??

He has his own remote control at home, which we substitute for the real one when he's in a button-mashing mood. It's the remote for our old Freeview box, but he hasn't yet noticed that it doesn't do anything.

I can't see mountainous monastery/castle complexes like that without thinking of eletricifed chicken wire and Telly Savalas.

Escape to Athena has a lot to answer for.

Having been up to the castle twice (first time pushing the garklet up a near 1:1 slope in his pushchair, the second time in a minibus), it's more Where Eagles Dare or Castle Wolfenstein than Escape to Athena.

And damn you for mentioning that film - it's utterly dreadful, and I'd managed to put it out of my mind!

Hey, it can't be any worse than A.I. (which, thankfully, I have avoided).

Gosh, that's quite a sight.

Clearly the garklet was less impressed with the views!

looks loverley - are you somewhere really posh or can self funding people get views like that too?


The rate we're being charged seems to be rather less than the listed price; I asked for a lake view double at €130 per night, but appear to have been given a lake view suite for (presumably) the same price.

Hmmmm well think of it this way, you won't need to explain tooooo much of the mechanical bits now. Just put the emotional bit in when you come to have THAT conversation.

It looks absolutely gorgeous.

And I'm impressed with the garklet's remote control skills. Most kids I know seem to manage to find the "off" button with un-erring accuracy - he clearly has superior ability if he can already locate porn! Fear for the future!

He mastered off-switch location some months ago. We now have a square of corrugated cardboard sellotaped over the power switch on the television.

For a second there I thought 'Bled' was a typo (for bed, well you did mention the word 'lying')

Gorgeous photos.

As for the garklet, you may need to re-name your LJ as "Put down that remote control!".

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