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1. THIS DAY IN WW2 (26th September 1942)
In Moscow… Stalin orders plans to be drawn up for counter-offensives operation Mars (at Rzhev) and Operation Uranus (at Stalingrad) and publicly repeats his demand for a second front against Axis forces.
In the Black Sea… Soviet Submarine M-60 is sunk by a mine
In the Atlantic… British vessel SS New York sunk by U-91, RN destroyer HMS Veteran sunk by U-404, Panamanian vessel Tambour sunk by U-175, British vessel Yorktown sunk by U-619
From New York City… Convoy SC-103 departs for Liverpool
In the Pacific… In Guadalcanal, an American offensive is launched along the upper Matanikau River. USAAF B-17 bombers attack Tonolei harbor on Bougainville Island. US 5th Air Force aircraft attack Rabaul on New Britain.
In Papua New Guinea… The Australians launch an offensive against Japanese positions around Imita Ridge with US air support. US army reinforcements land at Port Moresby.
Over Australia… Darwin is bombed again.
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
A day of marketing, Reiki-study and meditation! Missus time in the evening.
Twitter Followers = 1,552 (up 1)
Nonfollowed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
3. TODAY’S SELF-OBSERVATION
With missus back at work full time I have got back into the swing of long meditations – at least 80 minutes. This is keeping me calm, focused and insightful, but I have had little social interaction and exercise beyond the family, so I need to address this to keep my life balanced and fulfilled.
4. TODAY’S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you being honest with yourself about what you need?
5. TODAY’S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Damp drizzly start. Dry for the rest of the morning.
Heavy showers arriving in the afternoon, petering out in the evening.
Dry and cloudy overnight
Wind will be moderate will veer gradually from north-easterly to north-westerly .
Max Temp: 12 degC
Min Temp 9 degC
Jetstream: South of Britain and south-westerly
6. TODAY’S ONELINER
Your secrets are safe with me, I wasn’t even listening to you! : D
7. THE BEST OF MOCK THE WEEK
Frankie Boyle on The Scots
In four separate instances between October 1987 and February 1988, small pink frogs rained down from the sky on to various parts of Great Britain, originating from North Africa
9. THE WISDOM I’VE LEARNED FROM OTHERS
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship.”
— LOUISA MAY ALCOTT