Not a glimpse of Dawn’s crack, nary a whimsy of atmospheric movement, even less lack of warm and a promise of skywater at the castle this morn.
Poor old Angus is doing OK, the garden is up to scratch the French racing green motor passed the mot after having a new cat fitted (I did offer his Maj as a replacement but they declined), the cat cost £46 and they charged me £100 to fit it, and then £46 for the mot, and then £40 VAT for the privilege-life in Blighty....
Tomorrow is the annual old farts Canadian Grand Prix gathering at my rich git of a mate's place up in Chobham, where we will do the usual, a trip to the Thames, up and dahn a bit, lunch at the pub then back to his house to watch said race on his 60 inch 4k TV.
When we started this there were five or sometimes six of us, this year we are dahn to three-the others having popped orf this mortal coil will not be attending (maybe in spirit) so we are going to have a sweepstake to see who is left for next year.
Apparently a monkey caused a three-hour nationwide blackout, according to Kenyan officials.
The Kenya Electricity Generation Company said in a statement late Tuesday that a monkey climbed onto the roof of the Gitaru Power Station and fell onto a transformer, tripping it.
The company said this resulted in the loss of 180MW from the plant, triggering a national blackout. The statement did not say whether the monkey survived.
The blackout lasted more than three hours Tuesday before power was restored.
The company said that its facility is secured with an electric fence.
"We regret this isolated incident and the company is looking at ways of further enhancing security at all our power plants," the firm added.
Kenyan businesses regularly complain that power cuts — due to its aging grid — and unreliable supplies make them uncompetitive and hurt growth.
Fire-fighters in southeast China's Fujian province responded to an unusual kind of emergency Sunday -- a man had gotten his head stuck inside a washing machine.
Luckily, he was pulled out by a team of fire-fighters after less than an hour, according to the official Weibo social media account of Fuzhou City's Fire Department.
The fire-fighters separated the drum from the washing machine to free the man.
This unidentified man accidentally got his head stuck inside the machine while trying to fix the drum, the Fire Department's statement said.
A Bronx hospital worker found dead by a colleague may have died of a heart attack while masturbating, police sources said Wednesday.
The 48-year-old man was found about 10 a.m. Tuesday in a remote area of North Central Bronx Hospital.
A source said no foul play was suspected and that it appeared the man had partly disrobed and was watching pornography on a computer when he died.
And I thought it made you blind.....
Two hundred women and men gathered around Brighton Beach to highlight controversial social media policies about banning female nipples.
The afternoon march started from Brighton Pier, and then headed along the East Sussex city seafront before stopping on the beach – where everybody sunbathed topless.
One member who attended the event said: ‘It was lovely, I felt proud and fantastic.
The event was organized by comedian Samantha Pressdee, who came to Brighton with her one-woman comedy show about nudity and sexuality.
Samantha said: ‘I’ve been a member of the Free The Nipple campaign over the past year.
‘I joined the campaign to challenge the way women’s breasts were perceived.
‘Breasts have been sexualized and the point of this campaign is that they don’t have to sexual.’
Whatever; does anyone care apart from the campaigners?
That’s it: I’m orf to stone my CO2.
And today’s thought: "Why is it when we talk to God we're praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic?"
~ Lily Tomlin ~
~ Lily Tomlin ~