You know, I think I’ve really got to have a word with my GP’s practise nurse, tomorrow.
Bless her, I’m now officially on the 15 milligram version of the nicotine patches: a step down from the 25mg ones I’d started with.
Saying that … ?
I think I might just be having a reaction to these ones, though: I’ver been getting weird aches, whatever alm I’ve put them on.
What’s kind of got me thinking … ?
Is the simple fact I’m watching Victoria Pharmacy, on Yesterday at the moment. The show’s just done a fascinating thing about hand-made, Victorian suppositories*.
Not necessarily the first thing you want to see in the morning.
Although — thankfully — they’ve not shown us how to use them.
Lets get moving on, shall we?
BEFORE they get it mixed up with the fireworks or custard powder they’re also producing …
Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Aussie, Tim — @madcom, over on Twitter — putting in their answers. With Tim bagging three out of six, and Debbi scoring 6, I think we can see Debbi’s definitely in the lead, there … !
Lets see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, Licenseª and video …
Q1) 30th June, 1969, saw Nigeria ban Red Cross aid trips to where … ?Q2) 30th June, 1805, saw the US Congress formally organize what was then the Michigan Territory: name any of the modern US States that had land in that territory …Q3) 30th June, 1960, saw which African nation gain its independence from Belgium … ?Q4) 30th June, 1936, saw Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia appeal for help from the League of Nations, in combatting the invasion of his country: which country had invaded Ethiopia … ?Q5) Finally … 30th June is the feast day of Saint Martial: Saint Martial was the first bishop of which French diocese … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th June, 1960, saw the BBC open the BBC Television Centre shepard’s Bush, London: in which London borough is Shepard’s Bush … ?A1) Hammersmith and Fulham.Q2) 29th June, 1880, saw France annex which small island … ?Q2) Tahiti.Q3) 29th June, 2003, saw the death of actress and icon, Katherine Hepburn: in which film did she famously play Rose Sayer, opposite Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnut … ?A3) The African Queen.Q4) 29th June, 1613, saw which famous theatre burn down … ?A4) The Globe.Q5) More to the point, what play was being staged at the time … ?A5) The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight, or, All Is True. (Apparently, a cannon misfired. At least, that’s what the Globe’s owners told the insurance investigators … )Q6) And finally … 29th June, 1974, saw which ballet dancer defect to Canada … ?A6) Mikhail Baryshnikov. (Or Михаил Николаевич Барышников, if you’re feeling Russian.)
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.
* Oh, dear … One of the team’s forgot the LUBRICANT … ! How the hell are they going to get the things out of the moulds … ?
ª There’s a fascinating little article on the BBC News website … Here …