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1. THIS DAY IN WW2 (22nd September 1942)
In the Atlantic… U-435 fires attacks convoy QP-14 sinking American SS Bellingham (all 75 hands rescued), British SS Ocean Voice (all 89 hands rescued) and British fleet oiler RFA Grey Ranger (6 killed, 33 rescued).
On the Russian Front… At Stalingrad, the Germans make progress in the Taritsa gorge towards the landing zone where Soviets bring troops across from the East side of the Volga, threatening to cut the Soviet defences in two.
In the Mediterranean… British submarine HMS Unruffled sinks Italian merchant Leonardo Palomba.
In the Indian Ocean… Japanese submarine I-29 sinks American freighter SS Paul Luckenbach (previously WWI-era USS Suwanee).
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Blogging first thing, then helping missus get up before shift 2 of the Weekend Job. Footie on the the telly in the later evening.
Twitter Followers = 1,549 (down 4)
Nonfollowed eliminated = 4
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
3. TODAY’S SELF-OBSERVATION
I want to make something of a fresh start on Monday with both missus and son back full time. I’ve yet to emerge from “Summer mode” so Monday will be a good time. I have the weekend to think about what my new regime will look like!
4. TODAY’S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you ready to take the first step towards a better life?
5. TODAY’S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry, bright and sunny all day but feeling cold.
Dry and clear overnight.
Wind will be very light and north-westerly in the morning, veering south-westerly in the afternoon.
Max Temp: 10 degC
Min Temp 2 degC
Jetstream: Over Britain and northerly
6. TODAY’S ONELINER
Boss: I don’t get down to your office much. Me: And don’t think we don’t appreciate that.
7. THE BEST OF MOCK THE WEEK
Unlikely lines to hear in an episode of Doctor Who
Creams used to treat hemorrhoids (piles) such as Anusol and Preparation H, due to their tissue-shrinking properties, make good wrinkle creams.
9. THE WISDOM I’VE LEARNED FROM OTHERS
“True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.”
— GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN