Showing posts from April, 2020

The Lost World

On This Day in History: 1789. George Washington Becomes 1st US President

Diane Abbott, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, and that Zoom Call

Trump Claims China Wants Him to Lose Re-Election

Germany Not Opening Tourist Sector as it Starts to Ease Lockdown

Thought for the Day MCCCXLV

Marvin Hamilisch: Bond 77

Dombey and Son

Kings and Queens of the British Isles: Constantine III

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds, Parents to a Baby Boy

Mike Pence Refuses Facemask Covering When Visiting Mayo Clinic

Meatpacking Plants Have Been Ordered by Trump to Stay Open

France Mandates Use of Masks for Schools and Transport

See the Covidiots. Fear the Covidiots

Thought for the Day MCCCXLIV

Brian May: Stranger on the Shore

Tony Lloyd Quits Shadow Cabinet

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Kings and Queens of the British Isles: Domnall ua Néill

Quebec and Ontario to Start Gradual Reopening in Mid May

Disinfectant Calls in US Spiked. Trump Says he "Can't imagine why"

As Lockdown Eases in Germany, it's Citizens Don Compulsory Masks

Thought for the Day MCCCXLIII

Brian May: Driven By You

Kim Jong Un. Dead Or Alive?

Consortium Saves Jewish Chronicle

Ranulph Fiennes: Captain Scott

On This Day in History: Betty Boothroyd Elected First Female Speaker of the House of Commons

Prime Minister's Statement on the Coronavirus

More US States Lift Virus Lockdown Orders

Thought for the Day MCCCXLII

B.J. Thomas: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

All Creatures Great and Small

Kings and Queens of the British Isles: Eadred

369 New Virus Deaths in France. Fewest in Four Weeks

Boris Johnson Back at Work

Virus Tests in New York Pharmacies

Thought for the Day MCCCXLI

Carly Simon: Nobody Does It Better

Trump Westpoint Address to Bring 1,000 Cadets to Campus

Pilgrim's Progress

Kings and Queens of the British Isles: Domnall Ua Lochlainn

A'level Pupils in Northern Ireland Can Use Predicted Grades in the Irish Republic

Plea to the Public. Ask for Medical Help if You Need it!

Doctors and Disinfectant Firms Distance Themselves from Trump's Comments

US Death Toll Passes 50,000. Some States Reopen Some Shops

Thought for the Day MCCCXL

Queen: We Will Rock You (Fast)

The Last Viking (The Life of Roald Amundsen)

On This Day in History: The Easter Rising

Virus Tests Now Available for Millions of Workers

European Union Rescue Plan for Key Workers

Trump and Disinfectant

Thought for the Day MCCCXXXIX

William Shakespeare: Friends, Romans, Countrymen

Shakespeare's The Tempest

Kings and Queens of the British Isles: Charles II

St George's Day 2020

Social Restrictions "for Rest of the Year"

Spain Goes for "Slow and Gradual" Easing of Lockdown

Austria Reopens Three Ski Resorts in Tyrol

Thought for the Day MCCCXXXVIII

The Laurie Johnson Orchestra: The Avengers Theme

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

On This Day in History: The Start of the Interim Olympics in Athens (1906)

The "Virtual" PMQs

The Government and the EU Equipment Scheme

Potential Second Coronavirus Wave in the US May be Worse Than First

The Coronavirus and Putin's Grip on Power

Italian Prime Minister: Coronavirus Exit Plan to be Unveiled This Week

Thought for the Day MCCCXXXVII

The Simon Park Orchestra: Eye Level

His Last Bow

On This Day in History: Red Baron, Manfred Von Richthofen, Shot Down and Killed

MP's Return to a Virtual Parliament

Trump "A Lot of People Love Me"

Germany Opens Some Shops and Schools

Italy Sees Some Fall in Coronavirus Cases

Thought for the Day MCCCXXXVI

The Rolling Stones: You Can't Always Get What You Want (One World Version)

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Kings and Queens of the British Isles: Alexander I

I Agree With Boris Johnson. We Need to Avoid a Second Peak

Sixteen Dead in Canada Shooting

Thought for the Day MCCCXXXV

Pharrell Williams: Happy

Coronavirus Deaths in France Now at 19,000

The Screwtape Letters

Kings and Queens of the British Isles: Diarmait mac Máel na mBó

Thought for the Day MCCCXXXIV

Queen: We Are the Champions (Lockdown Jam Version)

Attlee and Churchill by Leo McKinstry

On This Day in History: Martin Luther Refuses to Recant his Beliefs at the Diet of Worms

Coronavirus Cases in Ireland May Have Plateaued

Trump and Insurrection

No of Recovered Patients in Germany Now Outweighing New Infections

Thought for the Day MCCCXXXIII

The Beatles: Free as a Bird

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

Kings and Queens of the British Isles: Canute

Coronavirus Lockdown to be Extended by "At Least Three Weeks"

Trump Reveals Plan to Reopen States in Phases

Macron Questions China's Handling of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Thought for the Day MCCCXXXII

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven's 3rd Symphony (1st Movement), Eroica

C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia

Trump Threatens to Adjourn Both Chambers of Congress