on December 18, 2002

My life isn’t terrible exciting at the moment but luckily other people’s are!  Here’s a few things that have amused/shocked/saddened me over the last few days:

  • In London, 32.5% of all conceptions were terminated by an abortion, compared with a low of 19.1% in the east. link That’s a third of all conceptions!  I would have guessed 1 in 10 and Claire thought one in twenty. Equally interesting was the fact 19.1% was the low! Although I’m pro-choice by nature this figure astounds me. It reminds me of a story that I saw a few years ago about Russian women using abortions as a means of contraception – some of them had gone through the procedure 7 or 8 times.
  • This story amused me. Basically the story goes like this – a large car carrying ship hits another ship in the English Channel and sinks. The channel is not particularly deep at this spot so the extremely big partially sunken ship (carrying ?30M worth of cars) is half out the water and painted bright orange.  Two days later another ship is cruising along and smacks right into it, gets stuck and has to be towed off! What a hoot smile
  • A few weather facts for the lovely city I live in. 1) In the first 15 days of December London had 16 hours of sun. Yep, that’s just over an hour of sun a day. 2) For the 7 days before the 15th London had NO sunshine whatsoever. That’s right, not a single minute of sunshine! Now you can see why they say winters in London are grey……..
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    3 Responses to “this’n’that”

    1. Gina says:

      Bring on the sunshine! 

    2. Marc says:

      Gina – it worked! Sunny day today smile

    3. Gina says:

      Wooohoo! Now if it were here