As well as my title piece I have a variety of links, some infographics and some photos of my own to share…
We are enjoying the best weather of the year so far – yesterday was an authentic shorts and t-shirt day and today looks like following suit. On Saturday, which was prevented from rivalling yesterday only by persistent strong winds, Leicestershire played a one-day match (50 overs per side) against New Zealand. When New Zealand were 153-5 it looked like being a decent contest, but then Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi smashed extremely rapid centuries to boost to the total to a daunting 374-5. Leicestershire were never in the hunt, and in the end only just got the margin of defeat down below 200 runs.
Yesterday, Leicestershire were straight back in action, against Surrey in the county championship, and although the turn around was not so dramatic, they again let a good start get away from them, as Tom Curran swiped 60 from number 9 in the order for Surrey. Leciestershire regained some of the ground they had surrendered when, Surrey having finally been dismissed, their openers then saw things through to the close without mishap.
The first infographic (of a total of four) that I choose to share is this one on domestic violence:
Infographics two and three both concern the case of Stephanie Bottrill, just one of the idiotic delusional sociopath’s (IDS for short) many victims…
To end this little section a bit of humour concerning the Republicans…
My first link is to a story from the Newark Advertiser featuring yet another example of DWP cruelty.
Next comes an announcement of a victory – the preservation of London’s only floating bookstore.
That is all my general links, but I also have a couple that I have given their own subsection, which relate to…
From a new find to an old favourite, my final link is to this post from Autism Mom.
PHOTOGRAPHS AND CLOSING STATEMENT
Just before ending this post with some pictures, I thank everyone who has read this post, hope you have all enjoyed it and that you will be encouraged to share it. The first two pictures relate to a Cosmos Up story concerning the possibility of microbial life on Mars, while the rest are mine, all taken yesterday…