Well, I’m officially up and about.
Well, not ready to go to work: that’s tonight.
But I’m ready to face the day, and get yomping on with paying the rent.
I’m looking forward to Sunday — Christmas Day — though.
Not only are presents lurking about.
But so is a day off!
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 23rd December, 962, saw Byzantine troops storm which Syrian city?
Q2) Dagobert 2nd was murdered on 23rd December, 679: whilst hunting. Where was he king of: Austrasia, Burgundy or the Carcassone?
Q3) 23rd December, 1990, saw Slovenia vote in favour of its independence. From where?
Q4) The Queen’s Christmas Speech was leaked to The Sun: on 23rd December of which year of the 1990s?
Q5) Finally … Gunthamund became king: on 23rd December, 484 AD. King of the whom: Goths, Vandals or Huns?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd December, 1975, saw the home of Tory party leader, Edward Heath, bombed. Which group were suspected?A1) The IRA.
Q2) Madonna married her second husband: on 22nd December, 2000. Who was he?
Q3) A Falcon 9 landed on Earth: on 22nd December, 2015. The Falcon 9 in question was a re-usable what?
Q4) President Obama signed the act that repealed the USA’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy: on 22nd December, 2010. The policy forbad who from serving openly in the US Army: Jews, Muslims or gay people?A4) Gay people.
Q5) Finally … the Greek Army finally captured the Himara region: on 22nd December, 1940. The region is part of which European country?A5) Albania.
I’ll leave you with these words …
“Somewhere on the other side of this wide nightand the distance between us, I am thinking of you.The room is turning slowly away from the moon.”Words, Wide Night Carole Anne Duffy, born 23rd December, 1955.
And a bit of raving from Lady Starlight …
Enjoy your day.
* I think you’re right, there, Olga! It’s the same with my job: if an engineer gets held up at one repair, it causes a domino effect and delays the rest of the day’s repairs.
† That it is, Debbi! (Fenella Fielding, the Vamp character in the trailer? You’d know the sound of her voice: she the Village Voice, in The Prisoner.)