Who Won the Week (24 January 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

I normally like to post some quirky story or other, that I have come across, and while there’s not really a “winner” here, I can think of very little quirkier.

Another weather anomaly. Did you read that it snowed in the Sahara recently?

The Algerian town of Ain Sefra recorded snowfall for only the fourth time in living memory – previous occasions being 1979, 2017 and 2018. So that’s three of the last four winters.

Temperatures there fell to -3C (26F). The average temperature at this time of year is 14C (57F), while in the summer, the average temperature reaches 38C (100F).

Life through the Lens (24 January 2021)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

We went to Jersey for the weekend when we were not long married. This is a lighthouse right on the south-west corner, called Corbieres Point. This type of rocky seashore was always my favourite. This was taken by a camera which was among the first generation of digital cameras – a whopping 3MP. Compare that to the camera on your phone!


inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 24 January 2021, broken.

On his bike out in warm sunny weather,
He crashed our while at speed, hell for leather,
He crashed into a boulder,
Thought “I’ve broken my shoulder”,
As he felt the two halves grind together.

The two most common cycling injuries are broken wrists and collar bones. When you’re about to crash, you either stay holding on to the handlebar, in which case the impace breaks your collar bone, or you put your hand out to save yourself, inb which case the impact breaks your wrist. It hurts.