Where’s Lemby? Day Five

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Not much to report on Lembit today, so I thought I woud segway (geddit??!!) by talking about his grandfather, Ernst Opik (nb. this blog is an umlaut free zone).

According to the Daily Mail, in Estonia “the surname Opik is treated with solemn reverence. His family is perhaps the brainiest the Baltic states have ever produced.” This is largely due to Ernst’s contributions to astronomy.

He certainly appears to have had an eventful life, having fought in the White Army against the Communists. A thought occurs: did Ernst ever encounter Nick Clegg’s femme fatale great-great aunt Moura Budberg? Maybe not, but it all sounds rather more exciting than a boring old internal election, doesn’t it?

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