George and Pattie vowed never again to visit Riley. No one wants a groovy dentist, any more than they want a sybaritic bank manager or a butter-fingered brain surgeon. But while Pattie and Cynthia felt that the whole experience had been very frightening, George saw it as a revelation: “It was if I had never tasted, talked, seen, thought or heard properly before. For the first time in my whole life I wasn’t conscious of ego.” And John loved exactly what Cynthia loathed: the lack of control, the unexpected weirdness of everything. Within weeks of that first trip, he would be dropping acid every day. … [Read more...] about Road trips, yoga and LSD with the dentist: what the Beatles did next
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The use of travel checks is likely to spark fierce criticism from civil liberties groups with police officers now seemingly being tasked with deciding how important someone's journey is amid reports of dog walkers being told to go home after driving to a public space for exercise. … [Read more...] about Britain’s second crisis hospital: Former IBM factory near Glasgow is offered to NHS Scotland in battle against coronavirus as London’s ExCel Centre is kitted out with 4,000 beds and two morgues
They are clearly still very much loved up and in their first appearance on the show, Ken presented Anne with a bouquet of roses – one for every year they’ve been together. … [Read more...] about Gogglebox cast 2020 – which families star in the new series?
Today Bloomsday is a magnet for tourists and a boost to the Dublin economy. As one travel site advertises: “It’s a great time to visit Dublin whether you’ve managed to read Ulysses or not.” The Joyce scholar Michael Groden calls Bloomsday the biggest holiday in Ireland, even bigger than St Patrick’s Day. Other cities have caught on: in 2012, the county and borough councils of Sligo launched Yeats Day on the poet’s birthday, which also happens to be 13 June. In 2015, Literature Wales and the Welsh government announced the first International Dylan Thomas Day, held in Swansea, where the university holds Dylan Thomas manuscripts, on 14 May: the date of the first staged reading of Under Milk Wood in New York in 1953. Again, a pub crawl features. … [Read more...] about Bring out the cardies and cocktails – it’s time we celebrated Dallowday
Who should you ask for help if coronavirus symptoms strike?... World Health Organization to launch an official app on iOS... UK government urges social media users to do their bit in... Google launches 'SOS Alert' for coronavirus in search... Slack messaging software hits record number of active users ... … [Read more...] about Is coronavirus giving you longer, more intense and emotional dreams? Psychologist claims side-effect of cabin fever