then a slightly more serious science fiction film, Sphere, a 300 year old American spacecraft is found beneath the waves, the question is what mysteries does it hold? after our evening meal a few from The Chase, Midsomer Murders and Bones, then for us off to bed.
which makes sense, if you have enough trains, in north Norfolk all it took was one bird and a series of unfortunate eventsto make the perfect shortage of trains, one was out-of-service for repairs following a recent fatality in the Stowmarket area added to the fact that Greater Anglia was carrying out two refurbishment programs which meant individual trains were routinely out of use for periods of time, then along comes one stray bird and that is it, a bird strike which put a north Norfolk train out of action three days ago is continuing to disrupt rail services across the region today, the latest list of cancellations, in Suffolk, follows a string on Saturday which affected services between Norwich and Sheringham, Yarmouth and Lowestoft, the incident happenedwhen the 5.40am Bittern Line Norwich to Sheringham train was brought to a halt near Worstead, all of that from one bird, just think if there had been another bird hitting another train the whole of the Southern rail network could have been brought to it's knees! as an aside the clue is in the name of the line, you would think that with a name like Bittern Line Norwich, there would be a clue there that there are bitterns about and a bird screen would be fitted to all trains in the area.
and popped in to see them every so often, sometimes with a fish or two if we were exceptionally lucky, so it was sad news when on Friday we heard that after an on going illness Noi died, we went with Don and Noi's family and friends to her funeral at the local temple, she will be missed by all that knew her, our condolences to Don.
but in a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing,
it all went horribly wrong, a£7.1million scheme was funded by central government to try and boost the amount of waste recycled in Bournemouth started out well enough, food caddies were clipped into residents’ ‘little bins,’ as advised by Bournemouth council, and in the food caddies residents were told to place their food scraps for recycling, all well and good, but guess who the council forgot to tell about the scheme? yes you guessed it, the councils own workers who happily went out on their rounds remove the caddies but simply emptied the ‘little bins’ into the truck – food caddies and all, Bournemouth council said yesterday it had received reports of 108 containers going missing, I wonder how many citizens did not know or report the loss of a caddy? but it appears it is only a tiny proportion of the 62,000 households included in the scheme, each caddy costs £5 and the council has been sending replacements to affected residents, it is also attempting to recover any discarded caddies from the landfill site at Canford Magna, I am still not sure what the council is going to do with the waste food collected, many years ago every school had a 'pig bin' that all leftover school dinners were kept in and feed to pigs, but that piece of useful recycling was banned a few years ago, but strangely enough there is a move to reintroduce the practise.
well they certainly did in in the lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germany, it is known to be the largest free-standing aquarium in the world, topping the scales at 2,000 tonnes the aquarium comprises of a 14 meter high cylinder, reaching a total hieght of 25 meters tall, filled with a million liters of water and over 1,000 fish, but that is not all,
inside the aquarium there is a glazed, two-floor elevator at its center which can transport up to 48 people through a fascinating underwater world to the top of the building, it must seem strange going up when going to sleep with the fishes normally meant you were going down!
as we had not eaten there for some time, for our first course we shared the chicken liver pate,
followed by Spaghetti Bolognese for Diana,
and a trio of roast meats for myself, we were full to bursting, so we did not order a desert, the food and service were as always first class,
next home feet up for the Sunday afternoon film, The Return of the Living Dead, I have to admit I am not keen on most scary movies, but this has more than it's fair share of humour thrown in, after watching the film we went on to watch a few from series 3 of The Chase, a couple from Midsomer Murders and a few from Bones, with that we were off to bed.