Welcome to another week of news ranging from horrible to blurgh, saved only by some horny animals right at the end.
345 lucky refugees have been saved by a cruise ship while they were trying to get to European shores. Let’s hope this experience has taught the cruise ship passengers a lesson in empathy.
The situation in Ukraine is not improving. At least 13 people were killed over the last few days, despite a ceasefire that’s obviously not working out. Meanwhile, Hungary has been pressured by Russia to cut off oil supplies to Ukraine.
Catalonia’s plans for a referendum on its independence have been hampered once again, this time by the Spanish constitutional court.
In the UK, a body has been found in the search for missing schoolgirl Alice Gross. The murder suspect, a Latvian man with a criminal past, is on the run. I don’t read the tabloids because I like to hang on to the last shreds of my sanity, but I can imagine that “Eastern Europeans” don’t rate very highly right now. But then, do they ever.
Our hero of the week is Yelena Serova, a female cosmonaut getting annoyed with stupid interviewers. How dare a mother leave her child to go to space! (Disclaimer: I want to do this on a daily basis.)
Irish residents will now have to pay water charges. I’d pity them if I wasn’t still completely stunned at how anyone could not pay for water. But then, as my husband so helpfully pointed out, it does rain a lot over there.
And finally, Polish animals doing it like there’s no tomorrow! Here’s a story of a donkey couple having to be separated because people were objecting to them making sweet love in the open air. They have now been reunited, and rightly so. And here’s a picture of elephants having a good time, and an article I can’t read (yet!), but does it matter? What a sight.
Until next week!