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1. THIS DAY IN WW2 (6th October1942)
On the Russian Front... Russian general Chuikov relocates his headquarters to the tractor factory at Stalingrad.
In the Black Sea... Romanian tug Mina Daniel sunk by Soviet submarine M-31
Over Germany... RAF Bomber Command sends 237 aircraft to attack Osnabruck overnight.
In North Africa... General Montgomery issues orders to his commanders for a major offensive at El Alamein. US MEAF bombers attack Benghazi.
In the Atlantic... U-116 vanishes, presumed lost by causes unknown.
In Washington... Additional Lend-Lease agreement signed by US, UK, and Soviet Union.
In the Aleutian Islands... US 11th Air Force aircraft attack Kiska Island.
In the Pacific... US vessel Larry Doheny sunk by IJN submarine I-25 off Oregon.
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Blogging and me time first thing, shift 2 of the Weekend Job then TV footie with missus until bed.
Twitter Followers = 1,554 (no change)
Nonfollowed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
3. TODAY’S SELF-OBSERVATION
Having solved or more accurately got round the glitch on my old laptop, the obsession subsided and life has returned to balance. Most importantly I have caught up on sleep and woken refreshed. I have learned to embrace the cosiness of a routine, as I have a routine I generally like and because I know full well that all routines are temporary, so if you have a good one, enjoy it while you can.
4. TODAY’S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are treating something as permanent that is really only temporary?
5. TODAY’S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and sunny all day (hooray!) but feeling cool.
Dry and clear overnight.
Wind will be consistently light and north-westerly.
Max Temp: 12 degC
Min Temp 6 degC
Jetstream: Directly over Britain and Westerly
6. TODAY’S ONELINER
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7. THE BEST OF MOCK THE WEEK
Unlikely Lines from a TV Detective Show
The duck-billed platypus can store up to 600 worms in its cheek pouches.
9. THE WISDOM I’VE LEARNED FROM OTHERS
"There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life."
- Frederika Bremer