Monday, 4 August 2008

Monday 4 August

Fairly bright if cool day (barely 60F).

The Russian author Alexandr Solzhenitsyn has died in his home country, aged 89. He was famous for exposing Stalin's gulags (hard labour camps), and left for the West in the 1970s. Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994. Tributes have been pouring in from inside and outside Russia.

When you're out on the beach with your children, please keep an eye on them when they dig deep holes or tunnels under the sand. A 16-year old died when a sand tunnel collapsed on him on a beach in South Wales


  1. Sad about the kid in the sand.  
    I remember reading a book years ago called "Gulag." I wonder if it was by that author.
    60F there? Nice...enjoy it. 80's here.

  2. Yes i saw about the child who lost their life in the sand tunnel....... such a waste