Monday, 20 June 2016

20th June 2016 - Solstice and Strawberry Teas

Thought for the day: "I wasn't planning on going for a run today - but those cops just came out of nowhere!"

It's the first time since 1967 the summer solstice coincides with a ‘strawberry’ moon and, clouds willing, the sunlight will give way to a bright moonlit sky.

Despite the name, the moon will not appear pink or red, although it may glow a warm amber. The romantic label was coined by the Algonquin tribes of North America who believed June’s full moon signalled the beginning of the strawberry picking season.
Other names for the phenomenon in the Northern Hemisphere include Rose Moon, the Hot Moon, and the Honey Moon, while in the Southern Hemisphere it is known as the Long Night Moon.
Having a full moon land smack on the solstice is a truly rare event

Having said that it is raining - but it looks as though after a number of weeks we will be able to spring my mother out of hospital today ...

Time for a change of Profile and Cover - it being Monday and all..

So time for a joke...

Danny walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the corner of the room, drinking a sip out of each pint in turn. When he had finished all three, he went back to the bar and ordered three more.
The barman says, “You know a pint goes flat soon after I pull it . Your pints would taste better if you bought one at a time.”
Danny replies, “Well now, I have two brothers, one is in America and the other in Australia and here I am in Dublin . When we all left home, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days we all drank together.” The barman admits that this is a nice custom and says no more. Danny becomes a regular customer and always drinks the same way … ordering three pints and drinking a sip out of each in turn, until they are finished. One day, he comes in and orders just two pints. All the other regulars in the bar notice and fall silent. When he goes back to the bar for the second round, the barman says, "I don’t want to intrude on your grief but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss." Danny looks confused for a moment, then the penny drops and he starts to laugh, “Oh no,” he says, “Bejesus, everyone is fine! Its me … I’ve quit drinking!”

Day 1 of current Dry Period - I raise a glass of diet coke

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