Wednesday morning is still Senior Citizen time at the local Odeon cinema in Rochdale - reduced price and for those with an Orange phone " two for the price of one ". I can not complain of the cost - £3.75 for a whole mornings entertainment.
A 2008 "heist" film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Francis ( well known writers of TV series ). Story of a bank robbery that goes wrong - involves M.I.5, Malcolm X, the Monarchy, Soho gangsters, bent coppers - the lot ....
It was a very good film and I really enjoyed it - so go see it !
The RSPB is an organisation in the UK that helps to conserve bird life not only in the UK but worldwide.
I read in their current literature that vultures in the Indian sub-continent now face extinction. Ten to fifteen years ago there were 40 million but today there is only one percent of that total alive.
The cause is a veterinary drug - diclofenac - now banned in India, Pakistan and Nepal that is used to treat cattle. The vultures feed on dead cattle and do not take kindly to the drug which is lethal to them.
Dogs and rats now feed on the dead cattle carcasses - these pose a serious threat of disease to the local population. The task now is to clear the countries of contaminated carcasses and start a breeding programme for vultures.
Look at http://www.rspb.co.uk/ for more information on birds in the UK and worldwide.
Nothing new - as a child it always seemed to rain throughout the long school holidays. Numerous cricket matches were rained off and whenever there was a Test Match at Old Trafford that would be a sure sign that it would rain.
Bad weather was always caused by atom bombs in the 50's and 60's but now it's climate change.
One good thing - no need to water the lawns ........ wunderbar ... !!