Bloody HELL … !
I’ve got BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on: the show has just announced a piece of news that simultaneously not cropped up on the BBC’s news site, AND caught my attention.
It seems a family caring for an elderly relative with dementia, have lost him, after he wandered onto a railway line.
And are now being sued, by the railway company, for severely affecting rail travel.
My immediate response … ? Was to get my chin off the floor. And ask myself how bloody insensitive was that, to a family who’ve lost a relative. AND to ask myself what the point was: how can you predict that someone with Dementia will end up heading for railway lines. It’s like trying to predict when a suicidal person will jump in front of a train. You can’t, from where I’m sitting, you can only try your best to prevent it.
Let’s move on, shall we? BEFORE I get exasperated … !
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with mentioning she liked yesterday’s song, she also bagged four out of five.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video …
Q1) 31st August, 1997, saw the death of Diana: in a car crash in which French city … ?
Q2) Who was she dating — and with — at the time of her death … ?
Q3) What was her title, after her divorce from Prince Charles … ?
Q4) Diana’s funeral was held in which church … ?
Q5) In which London park would you find the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain … ?
Q6) Finally … where is Diana buried … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th August saw the Space Shuttle make its maiden voyage: in which year of the 1980s … ?A1) 1984.
Q2) More to the point, WHICH Space Shuttle … ?A2) The Discovery.
Q3) The Shuttle was launched from the Kennedy Space Centre: which is on an island in which US state … ?A3) Florida.
Q4) The Shuttle carried the QAST 1 into orbit. Was that an experimental satellite, an experimental solar array or an experimental jetpack … ?A4) An experimental solar array: NASA scientist what to test such equipment,
Q5) Finally … Once the mission was finished, at which base did the shuttle land … ?A5) Edwards Air Force Base, in California.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.”Diana, Princess of Wales.
And with possibly the only song one could play, given the theme.
* Yeah, thought that might be appreciated, Debbi. I still want to know how Commander Hadfield managed to get the guitar up to the International Space Station: I mean, NASA have some pretty strict weight controls. Alan Shepard still doesn’t talk about the 3 Iron he got past them … !