That seemed to go … um …
You realise I’ve recently started a new job: one I rather enjoy.
Did my first twelve hour shift.
Which went rather well, I think.
But, boy, that’s a long day!
About the only downside?
Was the trip into and out of work.
Under normal circumstances?
I’d get the train from Brentwood to Shenfield, then from Shenfield to Chelmsford.
A relatively quick trip.
However, for the next few months, and starting from yesterday?
The rail replacement buses are in play at the week end: whilst more work’s done on the Crossrail route.
For now, that means my trip into work is:
- A bus from Brentwood to Shenfield.
- A bus from Shenfield to Ingatestone.
- A train from Ingatestone to Chelmsford.
- But it takes about ten minutes longer.
- It’s a major pain in the proverbial.
- It goes on until late May.
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Debbi scoring five out of five, and Olga scoring four.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 5th February, 1783, saw the first of a series of earthquakes hit Calabria. Calabria is a region of which European country?
Q2) South Carolina became the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation: on 5 February, 1778. What were the articles: the original US Constitution, the original Bill of Rights or the first Presidential Proclamation?
Q3) The Ross Cleveland sunk on 5th February, 1968: off the coast of Iceland. The trawler was from which UK port?
Q4) Artist and sculptor, H. R. Giger, was born on 5th February, 1940. What did the H stand for?
Q5) Finally … 5th February, 1946, saw the birth of Charlotte Rampling. In which science fiction film did she play Consuella?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The first radioactive metal to synthesized — man made, in other words — was made on 4th February, 1936. What metal was it?A1) Radium.
Q2) 4th February, 1998, saw an earthquake hit where: Afghanistan, China or Denmark?A2) Afghanistan.
Q3) Ceylon became independent of the UK: on 4th February, 1948. Now called Sri Lanka, what’s the country’s administrative capital?
Q4) Who was named as US President: on 4th February, 1789?
Q5) Finally … the Codex Sinaiticus was discovered in Egypt: on 4th February, 1859. The book is a version of what: the Koran, the Bible or the Talmud?A5) The Bible.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The police are the public and the public are the police.”Robert Peel, 5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850.
And a nod to the late great Alex Harvey …
And if that was a typical live performance?
I think I’d’ve killed to see them!
* Codex Gigas, eh, Olga … ? I’ve got to admit, I’m wondering if that little legend is where Roman Polanski got the basic idea for The Ninth Gate: the books in it are supposed to have been written by the devil, himself! And isn’t waiting for the new neighbours a pain? It’s like a box of chocolates: there’s ALWAYS the horrible, nutty one, that NO-ONE wants … !
† It’s worth a watch, Debbi. I always think it could’ve been a lot longer, and got a lot more of the book right, and could WELL have included Thufir Hawat’s death: but it’s a lot closer to the book than Alejandro Jodorowski’s unmade version. (His version would’ve changed the ending changed the ending: MAJOR heresy, in my book.)