If you fancy a belly-load of laughs this summer, you could do worse than You, Me and Dupree. It's basically an Owen Wilson vehicle, which is no bad thing. If you enjoyed Wilson's laid-back, goofy humour in Bottle Rocket or Zoolander, you'll love this. Matt Dillon's uptight workaholic, Carl, is the perfect foil and Michael Douglas helps keeps the chuckles rolling as Carl's overbearing father. Admittedly it's a bit over-long in places, but it strikes just the right balance between warmth and mischief most of the time.
THE SUN LOCAL
Our fondness for anything free is well known, so The Sun's free local ad service (www.thesun.co.uk/local) is a real winner in our eyes. Free to use for both sellers and buyers, it already has more than two million items for sale. It is easy to use (you can search by both location and category) and provides plenty of options for buyers. Our quest for a set of child's golf clubs is now nearing an end.
RILEYS' REFURBISHMENT PROGRAMME
Let's face it, playing pool has always been a bit of a dangerous occupation. The risk of flying balls or pint glasses if played in pubs has led to the rise of specialist pool and snooker clubs, and Rileys is the largest operator in the market. Two years into a refurbishment of its clubs, a visit to the local Rileys is now a far more pleasurable, not to mention safer, experience. Fancy decor, the best jukebox system in the UK and competitive bar prices make Rileys the ideal place for a lazy afternoon hangout. Something we discovered in spades over the Bank Holiday.
THE ALL STAR CUP ON ITV
ITV's precursor to the real Ryder Cup was an Ant and Dec-hosted Bank Holiday UK vs US celebrity golf tournament. Turning on the TV on Sunday afternoon, we were greeted with the prospect of Bruce Forsyth completing a putt, to be followed by the slimmed-down rocker Meat Loaf. A couple so odd they could have featured in those Sky ads a few years ago. Celebrities playing rubbish golf with Ronnie Corbett commentating. What more could you ask for on a rainy Bank Holiday Monday?
AND ONE THING WE DON'T ...
THE OFFICIAL END OF SUMMER
We knew summer was stuttering to a dismal end but this was made official at an Asda in London where we told there was no charcoal left because "summer's over mate". Depressing news, especially if you're expecting some friends round for some burnt sausages that afternoon. Thankfully, the shop assistant was wrong and Asda did have a few bags of charcoal left. But we still left the store shrouded in doom and gloom following the realisation we were staging our first autumn barbecue.