I discovered this interesting quiz in the Graniud the other day. It is well worth wasting a few minutes of your valuable time to get the wrong answers here. Have fun!
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I didn't mean to post this but this laptop has a mind of its own.
I may be wrong but is that a 'For Sale' sign I see before me.....?
This beastie reflects my mood this week. You see I had a great time on Monday. My best looking, most intelligent, classical trained and favourite niece came all this way out of grotty London to see me. How lovely to have a visitor. At least the place has been cleaned up, the dust polished away and the floor hoovered. I also found where most of those frozen peas went that time! Hiding the remaining stench behind vanilla candles she cooked my dinner (oh joy!) and we discussed the family, the world, her future, Bartock and Stravinsky (which she has played magnificently) and all sorts of meaningless rubbish (the family) and I at least had a real good time. Since that visit my life has been lonely, dark, empty, and shorn of joy. The lifted heart droops when you know she will not reappear for another ten years, or at least it will seem that long. So I look like yon joker placed there to bring fun and joy to the carnival at the weekend. I don't think I can go on, I feel suicidal, the empty cold rooms, no bright young thing to listen to.......
Hold on, what's that? Oh yeah! Football starts tomorrow night! EURO 2012. Oh well it's just as well she isn't here. You know what women are like when football is on......
A more important piece of trivia is shown on this picture. It was here on the night of June 5th 1944 that D-Day began. Men of the Ox & Bucks Light infantry landed here in gliders and took possession of the bridge over the Caen Canal. The 6th Airborne Division thus began the liberation of Europe. The film 'The Longest Day' portrayed this action quite well. This is not surprising as John Howard, who led this action advised and Richard Todd, who took Howards part in the film, landed with the paras shortly afterwards to reinforce the hold on the bridge! A further piece of trivia comes from the new French president visiting war graves at a British cemetery at Ranville Cemetery. Many of those buried there fell in this action. This act is notable as the French have made a point of ignoring Britain's part in freeing France from occupation. The royal family themselves were snubbed at the 65th D-Day commemoration when Sarkozy went to Omaha Beach and ignored the British contribution. Today's event was meant to patch up that mistake, but Sarkozy himself was not around to participate! The French leaders have never liked to admit British help in two wars, most French people are less reticent.
That steamroller must have been going at some speed when it hit this fellow!