N° 2 sprog is a Jackie Chan fan, so this evening we watched The Forbidden Kingdom, a recent present. The film is great fun. Chan plays an immortal scholar, Lu Yan, whose elixir of life is wine. He drinks copious amounts of his elixir and is constantly drunk but, paradoxically, is surprisingly alert and agile. Notwithstanding his supposed immortality, he falls victim to a poisoned arrow. Only copious quantities of his elixir can save him. ‘We shall send a walking monk to fetch some,’ says the high priest of the temple where the dying Yan is lying. ‘Can you not send a running monk?’ gasps Yan. Great stuff. The film also stars two beautiful Chinese actresses, Liu Yifei and Li Bingbing. Watch this space.