Five books down, two to go.
Alex and Emma had just read Chapter One of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I turned to Alex for a summary:
Shane: What was the first chapter called?
Alex: 'The Other Minister'.
Shane: What happened?
Alex: The Minister for Magic - Cornelius Fudge - he visited the Prime Minister.
Shane: To warn him about Voldemort?
Shane: Mm. So if that had just happened, that would mean that the Minister for Magic would have spoke with Gordon Brown - cos he's the Prime Minister at the moment, isn't he.
Shane: But if it was a year ago, then the Prime Minister would have been...?
Alex: Elvis Presley!
Shane: No - but close. I think it would have been Tony Blair.
Alex: Oh, yeah-.
Hey, it was a simple mistake.
I turned back to my newspaper to read about the latest infernal policy initiative from that imbecile of a Housing Minister, Celine Dion.