Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good. – Thomas a Kempis, 1380-1471
It’s another sunny day on the Costa Blanca with with wall to wall sunshine from the mountains to the Med. Let’s see how long it will last for the Alicante Province….
27° C | 16° C
26° C | 15° C
26° C | 15° C
25° C | 15° C
Don´t forget we have a microclimate in Benidorm and if there’s going to be sun that’s where you’ll find it. Whilst I think on let’s wish well the three Meerkats that are beginning their new life on the Isle of Man.
It was certainly interesting in the UK when the Queen delivered her speech to Parliament. She might be forgiven for thinking that Prime Ministers were ganging up on her. Was it really the first Westminster Happy Hour? Two for the Price of one!
The boys, Nick and Dave, are certainly making the right noises and if Britain is to revive it must change. There might be trouble ahead but the two boys can count on Harriot Harmon keeping her beady eye on them. In reality, it will be interesting to see from which direction the problems might come. There are mutterings of both Conservative and LibDem backbenchers not wishing to compromise their principles. At least, the volcanic ash is subsiding and Marks and Sparks have delivered good profits……
AMAZING SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES:
1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.
Researchers in Spain suggest that alcohol could have a protective effect against Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in women who don’t smoke.
The University of Valencia team performed a case-control study by conducting interviews with the relatives of 176 Alzheimer’s patients and a further control cohort of 246 people in locations in Spain. The findings have been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Full Story
el comensal koh-men’-sal (noun)
fellow diner, fellow guest at a dinner
Los comensales charlaban animadamente esta noche. – The diners were having a lively conversation tonight.
Esta noche seremos ocho comensales. – There will be eight of us to dinner tonight.
“Comensal” can be either masculine or feminine
For more information and examples, visit the SpanishDict.com entry for el comensal.
YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE – WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN’T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN’T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.
Thanks Ian K for the following
Daddy’s car in the woods
Little Johnny watched his daddy’s car pass by the school playground and go into the woods. Curious, he followed the car and saw Daddy and Aunt Jane in a
Little Johnny found this so exciting that he could hardly contain himself as he ran home and
started to tell his mother. ‘Mummy, I was at the playground and I saw Daddy’s car go into the woods with Aunt Jane. I went back to look and he was
giving Aunt Jane a big kiss, and then he helped her take off her shirt. Then Aunt Jane helped Daddy take his pants off, then Aunt Jane…’
At this point Mummy cut him off and said, ‘Johnny, this is such an interesting story, let’s save the rest of it for supper time. I want to see the look on Daddy’s
face when you tell it tonight.’
At the dinner table that evening, Mummy asked little Johnny to tell his story Johnny started his story, ‘I was at the playground and I saw Daddy’s car go into the woods with Aunt Jane. I went back to look and he was giving Aunt Jane a big kiss, then he helped her take off her shirt. Then Aunt Jane helped
Daddy take his pants off, then Aunt Jane and Daddy started doing the same thing that Mummy and Uncle Bill used to do when Daddy was away on the oil rigs.’
Sometimes you need to just shut up and listen to the whole story before you interrupt!
1962, Acker Bilk went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Stranger On The Shore’; UK No.2
1964, Marianne Faithful recorded the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards song ‘As Tears Go By’, accompanied by future Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page on guitar and John Paul Jones on bass
1966, The Rolling Stones UK No.1- ‘Paint It Black’
1966, The Beatles recorded ‘Yellow Submarine’ at Abbey Road studios in London.
1968, US blue artist Little Willie John died in prison after being convicted of manslaughter. Co-wrote and was the first to record ‘Fever’
1969, John and Yoko began an eight-day ‘bed in’, in The Hotel La Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada, to promote world peace. They recorded ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in the hotel room (Petula Clark can be heard on the chorus).
1972, The first day of the four day UK festival ‘The Great Western Express’ near Lincoln featuring; The Faces, Joe Cocker, Humble Pie, Slade, The Groundhogs, Ry Cooder, Don McLean, Brewers Droop plus a special appearance by Monty Python
1973, The Beatles ’1967-1970′ US No.1
1974, At a David Cassidy concert at London’s White City over 1,000 fans had to be treated by first aid workers. One fan Bernadette Whelan died from heart failure four days later.
1977, Billy Powell singer with The O’Jays died of cancer. They took the name “The O’Jays”, in tribute to radio disc jockey Eddie O’Jay.
1979, ‘Sunday Girl’ – Blondie – UK No.1 hit.
1984, Former backing singer with Stevie Wonder, Deniece Williams US No.1 – ‘Let’s Hear It For The Boy’, taken from the film ‘Footlose’, UK No.2
1991, The Glitter Band, Sweet, Mud, The Rollers and Suzi Quatro all appeared at a Glam rock special bank holiday weekend at Pontins, Hemsby, England. Tickets £55.
1994, Michael Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley
1996, A fire at the home of Eric Clapton caused over one and a half million pounds worth of damage;
2009, A US judge ended a bitter two-year battle over the late soul singer James Brown’s estate.
Birthday Boys and Girls May 26th
1904, George Formby, UK singing comedian and ukulele player.
1942, Ray Ennis, Swinging Blue Jeans
1948, Stevie Nicks, singer, Fleetwood Mac
1949, Mick Ronson, guitarist, producer
1949, Hank Williams Jr, country singer, songwriter, son of country music’s greatest star.