Oh, I hate that when it happens.
I’ve got an interview, today: in Chelmsford.
On I’m mildly nervous about finding, to be brutally honest: as it’s quite some distance from Chelmsford Station.
Here’s hoping … !
The one big flaw in the plan?
Was that I’d hoped to get a good night’s sleep, last night.
But … ?
Wouldn’t you know it, my IBS started to play up.
I got to sleep, eventually.
But, my word … That’s not an evening I want to repeat, the night before an interview!
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring five out of five, and Debbi bagging four.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) Elizabeth Stride, and Catherine Eddowes were killed: on 30th September, 1888. By whom?
Q2) Madagascar became a French Protectorate: on 30th September, 1895. Madagascar is in which ocean?
Q3) 30th September, 1971, saw the British government announce the defection of Oleg Lyalin, a week previously. Lyalin had worked for whom, before he defected: the CIA, KGB or MI6?
Q4) 30th September, 1994, saw the closure of what HAD been the furthest Underground station from Central London. What station was it?
Q5) Finally … 30th September, 1975, saw the first flight of the AH-64 Apache. The Apache is a what: fighter, submarine or helicopter?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The world’s first commercial nuclear power plant was demolished: on 29th September, 2007. What was it called?A1) Calder Hall.
Q2) Whose 14th Symphony debuted in Leningrad, on 29th September, 1969: Mussorgsky’s, Shostakovich’s or Rimsky-Kosakov’s?
Q3) 29th September is the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels. It’s also known as what: Roodmas, Lammas or Michaelmas?A3) Michaelmas.
Q4) 29th September, 2010, saw the death of actor, Tony Curtis. In which film did he play Antoninus?A4) Spartacus.
Q5) Finally … the cornerstone of Washington National Cathedral was laid: on 29th September, 1907. The church is dedicated to two saints. Name either.A5) Saint Peter or Saint Paul.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous, they really do. I don’t. It sort of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do.”Johnny Mathis, born 30th September, 1935.
And this song …
Enjoy your day.
Wish me luck …
* I hope so, Olga! Long term unemployment can be a bit of a drag … !
† Oh, I know, Debbi. Still … I used to enjoy it, back in the day, when I worked in Stratford’s VAT office. (And I have to admit enjoying my first trip on the Docklands Light Railway.)