There are some pleasures which come quite unexpectedly - and tonight had one of them. I finally got along to see the film "The Illusionist". Leaving aside the excellence of the animation (which painted Edinburgh in the most splendid light possible - I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!) and the quirky French/Scottish humour (the chippy menu was a delight!), it was the most wonderfully gentle, wistful and elegiac story, beautifully crafted and wonderfully rendered. If you haven't seen it yet, move yer bahookie and catch it while you can!