It's the Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying session today but everyone is still talking about the last race at Hockenheim where, contrary to the rules, Massa was told by Ferrari to give up the win to Alonso.
For the first time for many years I managed to get past the first floor (aquarium and natural history) in the Liverpool Museum this morning. This was part of a Roman statue from the late Republican / early Empire era.
St Peter's Church, Upton. I went to Upton to go around the charity shops but unfortunately they seem to have disappeared. At least the church was open and it has a great interior but at the moment it has things like tents and huge balloons of the world in it for a prayer week celebration.
Aconitum, known as aconite, monkshood, monk's blood, wolfsbane, leopard's bane, women's bane, Devil's helmet or blue rocket, is a genus of flowering plant belonging to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). There are over 250 species of Aconitum.
Like other species in the genus, A. napellus - the Common Monkshood - contains several poisonous compounds, including enough cardiac poison that it was used on spears and arrows for hunting and battle in ancient times It has a long history of use as a poison, with cases going back thousands of years. During the ancient Roman period of European history the plant was often used to eliminate criminals and enemies, and by the end of the period it was banned and any one growing A. napellus could have been legally sentenced to death. Aconites have been used more recently in murder plots; they contain the Chemical alkaloids aconitine, mesaconitine, hypaconitine and jesaconitine, which are highly toxic
They have knocked down some of our local shops in ordere to make a Tesco supermarket. Even though planning permission was turned down by the Council it was over-ruled by the Secretary of State; much to our annoyance.
You may have heard of Project 365 in whic people post a photograph every day for a year. This is my version – the idea is to post a photo taken every day but I am realistic enough to know that there will be a day or two missed during the year.
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I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
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