There's been a major fire (no injuries) at an office building in Chancery Lane in London.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51346827

The building is at The Law Society which regulates solicitors in this country. Chancery Lane is associated with the legal professions. Some of Charles Dickens's books have solcitors who were based nearby such as Lincoln's Inn where the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case dragged on for generations in Bleak House.

Yogi19 posted:
El Loro posted:

Yogi, I hope your parent visiting went well

I don't watch DOI but it's been on the news that Caprice has pulled out to "recover and look after herself and her family".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-51348548

Parents were on good form, thanks El 

 

lol IMO, Caprice quit because she got booed last week and nobody who watches DOI believes her β€œHamish is a bully” story 

I'm glad your parents were on good form

The only thing I know about Caprice is that it was the title of one of Doris Day's later films, not that I can recall ever seeing it

El Loro posted:
Yogi19 posted:
El Loro posted:

Yogi, I hope your parent visiting went well

I don't watch DOI but it's been on the news that Caprice has pulled out to "recover and look after herself and her family".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-51348548

Parents were on good form, thanks El 

 

lol IMO, Caprice quit because she got booed last week and nobody who watches DOI believes her β€œHamish is a bully” story 

I'm glad your parents were on good form

The only thing I know about Caprice is that it was the title of one of Doris Day's later films, not that I can recall ever seeing it

 

 I think it was a comedy thriller, if I remember correctly.

Yogi19 posted:
El Loro posted:

Yogi, I hope your parent visiting went well

I don't watch DOI but it's been on the news that Caprice has pulled out to "recover and look after herself and her family".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-51348548

Parents were on good form, thanks El 

 

lol IMO, Caprice quit because she got booed last week and nobody who watches DOI believes her β€œHamish is a bully” story 

agree 100% yogi - she was  a nightmare and a diva

Good morning everyone

 

Some sunshine here at presemt.

 

Yogi, yes, Caprice was a comedy thriller. Leading man was Richard Harris, a mismatched choice for a Doris Day film IMO.

 

Squiggle, the roof and the top floors of the Law Society office building were damaged, firefighters remained on site to minimise the damage.

 

I hope everyone has a good day

The death of the former chartered accountant Thomas Michael Hoare was announced today, he was 100. He was better known as the infamous mercenary "Mad Mike" Hoare. It is thought that Richard Burton's character in the film "The Wild Geese" was based on him.

 

The ICAEW were unable to exclude him from membership as a chartered accountant for a long time though as soon as he was convicted of hijacking, they were able to.

Yogi, in the same year that the film Caprice was released, Richard Harris was in another film with a strange choice of co-star - the musical Camelot with Vanessa Redgrave. When it was first shown on television I and my parents started watching it. We gave up after about half an hour as it was boring - the film is about 3 hours long. It was directed by Joshua Logan who managed to drain any vitality out of the film. The original Broadway production had Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. Lancelot was played by Robert Goulet. So the Broadway production had Andrews and Goulet who were good singers.

Update on yesterday's fire at the Law Society's building in Chancery Lane. The Law Society's HQ is at 113 and 114 Chancery Lane. The upper floors of 114 have been destroyed. However, the historic part of the Law Society (the library, reading room and common room) are at 113 and the fire did not reach there. So not as disastrous as it might have been.

 

The Law Society library contains legal material going back to the 15th century and has some 55,000 volumes.

Radio 4's Round Britain Quiz is a very challenging quiz programme and isn't something I listen to. One of the questions recently asked was this:
What's needed to transform a matrimonial promise into Lincoln's faithful canine, Aschenbach's last resort, and the Queen of Carthage?

 

I've been able to answer this one. Can you? If you can get one of the three, you may be able to guess the other two even if you don't know for certain.

El Loro posted:

Yogi, in the same year that the film Caprice was released, Richard Harris was in another film with a strange choice of co-star - the musical Camelot with Vanessa Redgrave. When it was first shown on television I and my parents started watching it. We gave up after about half an hour as it was boring - the film is about 3 hours long. It was directed by Joshua Logan who managed to drain any vitality out of the film. The original Broadway production had Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. Lancelot was played by Robert Goulet. So the Broadway production had Andrews and Goulet who were good singers.

I’m sure I’ve seen bits of Camelot but never watched it through.

El Loro posted:

Update on yesterday's fire at the Law Society's building in Chancery Lane. The Law Society's HQ is at 113 and 114 Chancery Lane. The upper floors of 114 have been destroyed. However, the historic part of the Law Society (the library, reading room and common room) are at 113 and the fire did not reach there. So not as disastrous as it might have been.

 

The Law Society library contains legal material going back to the 15th century and has some 55,000 volumes.

I’m glad the damage is not as bad as it might have been 

El Loro posted:

Radio 4's Round Britain Quiz is a very challenging quiz programme and isn't something I listen to. One of the questions recently asked was this:
What's needed to transform a matrimonial promise into Lincoln's faithful canine, Aschenbach's last resort, and the Queen of Carthage?

 

I've been able to answer this one. Can you? If you can get one of the three, you may be able to guess the other two even if you don't know for certain.

Pass! 

My answer to that Brain of Britain question.

A matrimonial promise is "I do".
Lincoln's faithful canine was "Fido" so F+ido (fido is a Latin word for the verb to trust)
Aschenbach's last resort was "Lido" so L+ido. (Aschenbach is the name of the main character in Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice" and in the film of that name. Lido is the seaside resort at Venice.
The most famous Queen of Carthage was "Dido" so D+ido.

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