I have to say that Corrie's got some cracking plot-lines at the moment, and I'm even more glued than usual. My current favourites are as follows: Joe's about to accidentally top himself (hooray!) while attempting to fake his own death, and Gail's going to get blamed for it and end up in t'nick (even bigger hooray!), beside our Tracy (they deserve each other - no idea how long Gail's to be "inside" for, but Tracy as we all know is unfortunately getting out soon-ish due to some mysterious legal technicality. For my money, as I've said before, it MUST be that she gets out on bail pending an appeal, but I'm mystified as to grounds). Peter's well and truly fallen off the wagon (heartily agree with others comments about how well-acted the scenes have been with Peter and Leanne), with no sign as to how, if or when he'll manage to clamber back on it again, although there are hints that Grandad George will pay for rehab. How will Simon cope, poor little mite? Hasn't he been through enough, what with the fire and all? Obviously Grandad George will make every effort to step in - he's turning into more of a control freak by the second, and I cannot wait to see his downfall, hopefully engineered by someone discovering exactly how nefarious his so-called "business interests" are. Ken might well head him off at the pass - at the moment his halo is gleaming, and each time he blinks an "I told you so" pops up in each eyeball. Stay right up there on your "high horse", Ken, it suits you!
Lurking in the background we've got the fabulous Mary, and with Rita due to make what I hope will be a spectacular return there should be some lively scenes in the Kabin.
I won't mention the Websters, or Stecky - 'nuff said.
Top of the list this week HAS to be Betty's 90th birthday, and Enid Crump scoffing a dodgy hotpot. Betty can still cut the mustard (nice, a bit of mustard on a hotpot) at 90, and how.
Just a thought - isn't it time the Environmental Health inspectors paid a visit to the Rover's, what with dodgy hotpots being left out uncovered on the bar - not to mention Eddie Windass's kitchen. I hate to think what his hand-hygiene is like, what with that horrible tubigrip bandage and all. Let's hope he changes out of his dressing gown when baking and icing these cakes!!
Finally - yes, I HAVE tested the hotpot recipe this weekend, but made it easier by using stewing beef instead of "neck", and cooking the beef for a bit longer before putting the dish together with potatoes. I covered it for a while as well.