Friday, 5th June 2020

This Month's Magazine

Virtual Humour & Quiz

Just a few giggles. Don't miss on the Quiz, you could win a nice meal for two.


Idiots please stand up!
“If there are any idiots in the room, will they please stand up,” said the sarcastic teacher. After a long silence, one freshman rose to his feet.
“Now then mister, why do you consider yourself an idiot?” inquired the teacher with a sneer.
“Well, actually I don’t,” said the student, “but I hate to see you standing up there all by yourself.”

Problem Child
The mother of a problem child was advised by a psychiatrist, “You are far too upset and worried about your son. I suggest you take tranquillisers regularly.”
On her next visit the psychiatrist asked, “Have the tranquillisers calmed you down?”
“Yes” the mother answered.
“And how is your son now?” he asked.
“Who cares?” she replied.

The Art Collector
An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any recent interest in his paintings which happened to be on display.
“I have good news and bad news,” the gallery owner replied. “The good news is that a gentleman inquired about your work and wondered if it would appreciate in value after your death.”
“What did you say?” questioned the artist.
“When I told him it would, he bought all 15 of your paintings.”
“That’s wonderful!” the artist exclaimed. “What’s the bad news?”
“The gentleman was your doctor.”



THE QUIZ - Who am I?

Name this person and WIN a meal for 2 (Value €50) at Restaurante El Barlovento, now moved to Hotel Las Camelias, in Torreguadiaro, at entrance to Puerto Sotogrande. Fax: 952 893 146 or e-mail editor.costadel by 4th July. The first correct answer to be drawn will be the winner.

I was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on February 12, 1809, the fifth child of a wealthy and sophisticated English family.

My maternal grandfather was the successful china and pottery entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood; my paternal grandfather was the well-known 18th-century physician.

After graduating from the elite school at Shrewsbury in 1825, I went to the University of Edinburgh to study medicine. In 1827 I dropped out of medical school and entered the University of Cambridge, in preparation for becoming a clergyman of the Church of England. There I met two stellar figures: Adam Sedgwick, a geologist, and John Stevens Henslow, a naturalist.

Henslow not only helped build my self-confidence but also taught his student to be a meticulous and painstaking observer of natural phenomena and collector of specimens.

After graduating from Cambridge in 1831 I was taken aboard the English survey ship HMS Beagle, largely on Henslow’s recommendation, as an unpaid naturalist on a scientific expedition around the world.

Last month’s winner was:  James Hardy from La Duquesa - (ANSWER: Earl of Shaftsbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper)

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