I’ve managed to pick up an extra shift, this week!
Which is good: it means that — in theory — I can start putting some money away.
Unless, of course … I suddenly need to get trousers.
The way my waistline’s gone, over the years?
You never know WHAT I’d end up buying!
~≈Â≈~But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four out of five in the process. The day also saw Olga† leaving us a hello.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 14th February is Saint Valentine’s Day: in the Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Anglian liturgies. Many Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate it on July the 6th: and on which other date in July?
Q2) Valentine, himself — the one one usually associated with 14th Feburary — is Saint Valentine of Terni. Terni is in which European country?
Q3) He’s occasionally depicted with a what: rooster, lamb or gharial?
Q4) Which Spanish city are said to contain the saint’s relics?
Q5) The saint is also patron of which flower: the tulip, the rose or the orchid?
Q6) Jobyna Ralston appeared in the 1924 romantic comedy, Girl Shy. Opposite whom: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd?
Q7) Back in 1984, Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner were Romancing the … what?
Q8) Emily Brontë wrote a very well known love story: that Kate Bush sang about. What love story?
Q9) One of the UK’s most famous publishers, specialize in romantic novels. Which publisher?
Q10) Finally … the day is celebrated as the Day of the Enamoured: where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Catherine Howard was executed: on 13th February, 1542. Whose fifth wife was she?
Q2) Patrice Lumumba’s death was announced: on 13th February, 1961. Which country had he been Prime Minister of?
Q3) Israel obtained four of the Dead Sea Scrolls: on 13th February, 1955. Which Desert were the Scrolls found in: the Negev, Judaean or Zin?A3) The Judaean.
Q4) On completing a successful nuclear test — on 13th February, 1960 — one European nation became the world’s fourth nuclear power. Which country are we talking about?A4) France.
Q5) The Madrid Codices were found, buried, in Spain’s National Library: on 13th February, 1965. The Codices were by whom?
I’ll leave you with with this thought …
“The opposite of loneliness, it’s not togetherness. It is intimacy.”Richard Bach.
That thought …
And possibly the best love song ever written …
Unless THIS is the best love song ever written …
Which, of course, completely ignores this cover …
And? Just because it’s a love gone wrong song …
Happy Valentine’s Day …
* That’s also the best bet, Debbi. The basic security advise I’ve also seen, always say — regardless of OS — change you passwords as often as possible, and keep stuff updated! (Oh, and don’t open emails about cheap viagra/winning lottery tickets/what have you. I keep getting spam folders full of mail from Russian or Thai women who think I’m wonderful … !)
† It’s worth a wait, I think, Olga. I’m ALSO very aware that Shaking Hands With Death, his Richard Dimbleby Lecture from a few years ago, is still around. It’s — still — very powerful stuff. Much like your family history: which sounds like it has at least one novel in it. (I know Ian Fleming based some elements of Bond’s career on his naval intelligence career.)