Quiz


Back by popular demand, another quiz at Saxtead Old Mill House. Please book direct with Nick and Ruth at the pub, expect a different kind of picture round.

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If you’ve lasted this long into the party you deserve some sort of reward –  a nice cake or a biscuit? Last year I represented the pipers by plumber’s copper pipes. How about something a bit more decorative this time.  My challenge for you today is to ice something; not a runway but maybe a fairy cake, biscuit or a nice gingerbread man.

The Playlist for today is here

Today’s game is here and if you really want to make life easy for yourself you can use the game to create your iced cake, like the one below.

Today’s Russian Roulette Question:  Where and when will Cake International be held in the UK in 2011?

If you are new to this, a brief explanation.  The #12DCP is a virtual Christmas party.  A post a day will appear on the Grethica.  You respond by way of comments.  Each comment creates an entry into my prize draw, for a money can’t buy prize (because it’s mostly stuff that’s been given away by others).  The Russian Roulette questions are quiz style questions, the comments you leave to those will be posted at the end of the 12 DCP.  However the danger with a Russian roulette quiz is that if you answer a question wrong – all of your answers become null and void.  The good news is though you have time to go back and post answers to previous days, right up to the end of the 12th day.

Enjoy – thanks to those that have taken part so far… keep up the good work


Sorry for the late posting, but I really had to get on with some overdue real work.

Today my true love has sent swans, swimming.  As many of you will already know swimming has become my great love. A twitter message from Stradbroke pool about this time last year led me to enter the Great East Swim and go from being someone who enjoyed swimming in all weathers but head out of the water to a regular open water swimmer and now able to swim crawl face down.  You will have seen on the fifth day that I have committed to do the Great East Swim in 2011 and 2012 as my Olympic pledge.  I am also hoping to do the Dunwich Dynamo for the first time this year. Somehow I need to integrate long distance cycle training with training for an open mile swim.

Time for me to talk a little more about Janathon. The idea behind Janathon is that people take exercise every day and blog about it, throughout January.  One of the things I have learned about myself is that having a target certainly encourages me to take part. I enjoyed the Aspire swim which kept me going through the autumn and early winter. I am hoping that Janathon will help me get into a training pattern for the Great east and the Dynamo, huge thanks to Cathy for coming up with the idea, organising the site and generally enthusing and corralling everybody.  When I last checked there were 170+ participants, which is amazing.  I fully expect the blogs to be brief but hopefully they will help me to keep track of my diary and progress too.

I had originally hoped to go for a New Year dip tomorrow, but the lass I was hoping to go with is poorly – get well soon Mrs Meramid.  Never the less I may go and throw some pebbles in the sea anyway.

A nice safe challenge for you all today (after all if you want to make an exercise commitment go back to Day 5) – take out your crinkle free new 2011 diary and set aside a date to spend time by some water, the sea, a lake, river or waterfall. It is good for the soul.  Come back here when you’ve been on your date out and let us know how you feel.

The clip below was my first effort at swimming in a wet suit, on Dartmoor in May.  The best bit was sitting in the water afterwards whilst the tadpoles nibbled at my toes.

Before your Russian roulette question here is a little game to warm up with – I quite like this one

Your Russian Roulette Question for today:  How did Peder Lykkeberg go about things the wrong way in the 1900 Paris Olympics leaving him with the bronze?

 

The Playlist for today is here

If you are new to this, a brief explanation.  The #12DCP is a virtual Christmas party.  A post a day will appear on the Grethica.  You respond by way of comments.  Each comment creates an entry into my prize draw, for a money can’t buy prize (because it’s mostly stuff that’s been given away by others).  The Russian Roulette questions are quiz style questions, the comments you leave to those will be posted at the end of the 12 DCP.  However the danger with a Russian roulette quiz is that if you answer a question wrong – all of your answers become null and void.  The good news is though you have time to go back and post answers to previous days, right up to the end of the 12th day.

Enjoy – thanks to those that have taken part so far… keep up the good work


 

Currently writing questions for the next quiz at Saxtead – would love to see you there.

The LatitudeFestTest

Question 1:  How do you like your Black Shuck? A long way away – If you want a child friendly version of the Tale of Black Shuck try THIS.  So 1 point each to those who suggested Mythical or keep him in Bungay.

But as they are local it seems only right to plant the video of Darkness singing Black Shuck

My favourite answer with 2 points therefore goes to:  @Goodshoeday

Question 2: (from @Nickshore) How do you pronounce Hoxne?  Like Aldeburgh, Grundisburgh and Pettaugh Suffolk towns like to fox people.  The correct pronunciation may well be “ˈhɒksən” but I think that ‘Hocks Un’ is the best way of showing the correct stress.  If you can find the centre of the village I’ll give you 20 points.  But for now the bonus 2 points go to @Moohvy


Question 3: What do you treat Peronelle’s Blush with?  Of course Peronelle’s Blush is a fantastic cyder and Blackberry liquer from the wonderful house of Aspall.  So you treat it with a deckchair and good company.  My favourite answer with 2 points goes to @jaydubblah who said ‘respect’.  As for the cheeky monkey (@hardboiled2006:) who said ‘Bishops Finger’ – I knew Peronelle so I can’t possibly comment!  So one point to everyone who recognised it as a local cyder.

Question 4: The shop in the lane sells eggs at 90p per half dozen; how do you pay? In the honesty jar of course.  If you don’t have enough money an IOU will do.  Leaving empty boxes is also a prerequisite and if you are under 16 samples of the cakes you made are also expected.  So 1 point for honesty box etc.  And a grudging 2 points to @NorfolkKitchen but that just goes to show what a difference being North or South of the Waveny makes.

Question 5: What two things happen in the lane most days? (seriously local question, but if you are local you just know) In our lane its #OKdoggy going for a walk and the 7.00 cyclist.  The thing is if you are local, you just know.  So 1 point each for OK doggy and the cyclist and 2 points @sketchybear for understanding the toll and devastation of living in a lane if you are a hedgehog, rabbit or frog – at least I don’t share the squished things as #corpseoftheday

Question 6: If you catch crabs, what state is your tackle likely to be in?  The correct and best answer (2 points) goes to @sketchbear for bolty and bacony, read these posts if you need more explanation.  So 1 points for suggesting bacon, bolts or anything else low tech for dangling into the creeks.

Question 7: Why are there no peas in Suffolk this year (except in Peasenhall)? It’s all down to the devastation of Birdseye losing the pea contract with Italy.  If you want to know how hard this is the total budget for Norfolk and Suffolk farmers was £5,5 million.  When I wrote this post last year I had no idea the situation was so fragile.  If you are interested in twitter and peas follow @bfpeas.  If you’ve missed it this year, then put a date in your diary to attend the Peasenhall Pea festival next year.  So 1 point if you got the Italian Birdseye connection.  Best answer and 2 points goes to @josordoni for “if there were peas in Suffolk it would be Suphpholk”

Question 8: Whose estate are you camping on and where is the big house? It is the estate of part of the Rous family.  Another branch of the family farm in Dennington.  Read this about the family history it is fascinating; you will see Black Shuck mentioned.  The house was demolished due to a dispute within the family, death duties, grief and so much trauma.  Hektor Rous is now responsible for the park and buildings and has seen the very successful Latitude festival from a few hundred to thousands of people.  There may well be a new Henham Hall in the future with apartments and leisure facilities.  So 1 point if you said Rous Family and there is no house.

Question 9: If someone calls you Bah how do you respond?  Yew ol roit then bah.  Bah is a man on man term of friendship.  Bit like mate.  It is local, further afield the North Folk tend to use Bor or Boi.  So 1 point for responses such as all right Bah how bout yew etc

Question 10: What is the correct ratio of sky to land?  I’d say 85% sky is about right so 1 point for anything greater than 80%

Now if you could just tot up your scores and submit them; thanks for playing along you bunch of lovely people.

If you are interested in a more serious quiz I am setting questions at Saxtead Mill House next Friday, please book direct with the pub.

This post came out of a twitter conversation, based in part on jealousy of those actually at Latitude and talking about the routes to take to avoid the traffic. Remember kind folks that out here two tractors and a car make a major traffic problem. The A12 full of traffic is a serious worry.  I suggested I needed a sticker that said ‘I am local let me through’ and the lovely @spudballoo suggested I devise a quiz to sort out the locals from the grockels.  The fact that she and I can both use that term shows a certain cider drinking, west countryness, to the pair of us – course they could be Emmets but then they’d be Cornish ants rather than local bacon and ham producers.  Then the equally lovely @nickshore added a question and as some of the answers in Twitter were so amusing I thought I would post the full set here.

Feel free to add your answers, serious or funny – I’ll choose the best one to receive some of my bzzagent goodies, currently Splenda and Arm and Hammer samples

The LatitudeFestTest

Question 1:  How do you like your Black Shuck?

Question 2: (from @Nickshore) How do you pronounce Hoxne?

Question 3: What do you treat Peronelle’s Blush with?

Question 4: The shop in the lane sells eggs at 90p per half dozen; how do you pay?

Question 5: What two things happen in the lane most days? (seriously local question, but if you are local you just know)

Question 6: If you catch crabs, what state is your tackle likely to be in?

Question 7: Why are there no peas in Suffolk this year (except in Peasenhall)?

Question 8: Whose estate are you camping on and where is the big house?

Question 9: If someone calls you Bah how do you respond?

Question 10: What is the correct ratio of sky to land?

Have fun – I look forward to seeing your answers

This is the second post on the new style J2O pub quiz.  As well as the Mangled Mugs in the previous post they are doing something called Tangled Threads.  The plots and key players of three films mixed together; you just have to see if you can untangle them.

I have converted the clips into a single ‘video’ so just click below and pause as you get to the end of each section; to give yourself time to scratch your head or argue with yourself about the answers.

A lady called Pippa contacted me from a company who are working with J2O, the fruity juice drink people; creating a new kind of pub quiz.  I’ll admit the flattery worked (nice words about the blog and bribery with free drinks and a quiz book).  She has sent me some samples of the quiz to share.  Earlier today I posted my effort at picture merging for the local quiz.  Above and below are the J2O high-tech versions that they call mangled mugs.  So what to you think?  Low-tech or High-tech?  Can you solve them?

I’ll post J2O’s ‘Tangled Threads’ in a future blog.


A quick picture quiz for you; from one of the quizzes that were set when the PC was out of action.  I may load some of the questions over the coming weeks.  There will also be some news of a quiz format being tested by the people who make J2O but more of that later.

In the meantime I trashed a Sunday magazine, who are these people?  Picture quiz PDF download

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