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Post 1511 . Thursday April 21

Tales of everyday life in the coastal village of Amble Bay






Thanks for coming, we were a team member short. James lost his memory and can’t remember where he left it. Welcome to Team Extreme!  You've met Arthur, he knows farming,  George knows legal stuff, and  Rosemary’s a teacher. What’s your specialist subject? Nothing? Ok. Well, I am a walking talking dictionary.

Dan’s perched on a beer crate, microphone in one hand, a spoon in the other. He’s tapping a wine glass. No-one’s noticed.

Dan, tap it harder!

Whoops! Breaking glass always attracts attention.

Here comes the first question. Spell necessary. Simple!  It’s  2 C’s and 1 S. No, 2 C’s and 2 S's. Mmmm. That looks right. Next!

Question two is even easier.

No Arthur, not Broom and Brim. Name two 'birds' starting P and ending N, not two 'words' starting B and ending M!

I’ll write down Pidgeon and Penguin.



Question twenty. Mmm, not sure about this. ‘Bored’ did you say? I don’t think that’s right. Oh you mean you are bored! Not long to go. By the way, I think Tricky Dicky’s team is cheating. Look, he’s got his phone on his lap. I think he’s Googling. Tut tut.



That’s it, now the results. Wake up Arthur.

Wake up Arthur!

I predict we got thirty correct, eight almost, and a couple of wrong'ens. What? We came last? Tricky Dicky’s mob won? I demand a recount!






Tomorrow we are taking a ramble along the coastal path. Don't forget your walking boots!

To read a brief description of Amble Bay and see a scribbled map just click HERE

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46 comments:

  1. Arthur wasn't much help now, was he? Better that he caught up on his sleep. Shame on Tricky Dicky for googling, anyone can win that way...not fair! R for Recount? Hope it is!

    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Brilliant idea for R. I'll put it Dapper Dan! Thanks for commenting so soon, the ink is hardly dry!

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  2. Sounds like a conversation I would have with my husband. Broom and Brim - two birds that start with P and end in N! Maui Jungalow

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    1. Haha! I admit that I based that on personal experience! Cheers Courtney

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  3. It certainly is cheating to have your phone with you. Sweetie misunderstands questions like that, too.

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    1. It'd absolutely disgraceful, but typical Tricky Dicky!

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  4. Tut tut, indeed! As always, a solid and amusing post.
    Melanie Atherton Allen
    www.athertonsmagicvapour.com

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  5. I always like a pub quiz. It's funny how competitive it can get. This one sounds like a hoot!

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    1. I prefer hosting them to partaking, and I've done a lot of that in my pubs! Cheers Nick.

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  6. I hate games of any kind! I suck at games! :(

    Calen~
    Impromptu Promptlings
    A to Z Challenge Letter O&P

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    1. A kindred spirit! I'm useless as I prove each day on your blog Calen~!

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  7. How come they always take that long? I love pub quizzes but never know any answers to anything. And when I do others don't believe me and put in the wrong answer. Makes me laugh. 'told you so!'

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    1. We keep telling Dan to keep them shorter, but to no avail! I totally empathise with your quizzing experience. Thanks lynne

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  8. Hi Keith - pub quizzes .. I enjoy them sometimes - but need a few friends around to help! I need time to get my head into gear .. and someone's come up with the answer already .. unfair!!! But a great tale of quizzing in Amble Bay ... tomorrow we can rumble the ramble reminiscing about how unfair life is in the pub - and perhaps change the venue - to a place where signals cannot be got (good English!) .. cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/q-is-for-quirky-quizzy-facts-and-quaggas.html

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    1. As I mentioned to Nick, I'd rather host than participate. I held one every Monday in one of my pubs. I didn't enjoy them, but they put quite a bit of money in the till!

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  9. Enjoyed the quiz. Thanks for another brilliant story.
    Best wishes ...

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  10. You have some great characters in your pub.

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    1. Typical of a village pub! You see all life there! Thanks Sally

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  11. I demand a recount too.
    The Tricky team should be disqualified.

    A Peice Of My Life

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  12. Pub quizzes sound interesting! I always thought they were about brawls and beers!( Not my fault, that's what the TV and books describe them as :P)
    Quaint

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    1. No! Our village pubs are peaceful places where we chill! City pubs are a different matter, but they don't usually go in for quizzes!

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  13. I watch a lot of BBC series and love the scenes with pub quizzes - Several times on Midsomer Murders. If they have them here in America, they don't have any in my area.

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    1. Well, there's an idea for you! They are fun and in my village pub they were a very useful to bring normally quiet nights like Mondays to life!

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  14. You write characters and settings so well. I created a way to remember how to spell 'occasion'. It's an occasion to see an ess (2 C an S). ~grin~ I am not good at live competitions like this. Be well!

    http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hey, that's clever! My spelling is aweful - thank goodness for Grammarly.

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  15. quizzing times on my blog as well today:)
    and the next quiz time around, they should say 'phones at the basket by the door'!
    as always, fun times in Amble Bay

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    1. Funny you should say that because I had a box on the bar for phones on quiz nights when I ran my village pub!

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  16. Uh oh, Tricky Dicky's up to no good! Love the bit about James forgetting where he placed his memory. I can relate... ;)

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

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    1. What dd you say? I've forgotten already! Cheers Sara

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  17. This sounds like a lot of fun, though cheaters should be ousted!

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  18. My favourite pub quizzes are the ones where I can just drink my beer and listen to everyone else answer the questions :-)

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    1. Me too em! I used to run them every Monday in my pub, and no matter how much my regulars pleaded, I would not take part!

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  19. Chuckling over the spelling. You know. Old editors never die. They just ... ?
    Visiting from the A-Z Challenge. ((I'm doing five blog sites this time around.)
    Here's one:
    Nickers and Ink Poetry and Humor

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  20. Love a good pub quiz. I'm free every Thursday night if they need a regular.

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    1. They certainly do Iain. Did I see you on Mastermind? If so, drinks are on the team!

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  21. Just as I predicted... brilliant.

    Hope James finds his memory. Of all the things I've lost over the years, I miss my mind the most.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Quiche

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    1. So Trudy, what's planned for tomorrow? I can't remember!

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  22. I like quizzes! When I know the answers, lol. I would demand a recount for this quiz, too!

    My "theme" - A Thirty-Word Story, revealing one word of the story each day of the challenge.
    #AtoZChallenge The Letter S

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    1. I am useless at quizzes which is why I was always the question master at my pubs!

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  23. I love trivia: quiz shows on TV, trivia nights etc. I run The World Famous Trivia Quiz for my students each Wednesday in class. No offence, but I don't think I'll be inviting any of your mob to join my team for my next trivia night.

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    1. My lot wouldn't understand your questions let alone answer them!

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