You know, I’ve GOT to admit, blue
is definitely the colour, at the moment.
It IS on the Saint Andrew’s cross.
And me, as well.
Frankly … ?
I’ve got to admit, joblessness really bit’s, this time of year, in the build up to Christmas.
If the news broadcasts aren’t talking about the public sector strike … ? Then they’ve been talking about Cyber Monday, Black Friday, what-have-you.
Oh, well …
At least I’ve managed to get Jude his pressie, so that’s something!
Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting her answers: and, along with mentioning her YouTube appearance, also bagged 6 out of 6.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s themed questions, shall we … ? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video …
Q1) 30th November is Saint Andrew’s Day: name either of the two Eastern European countries that Saint Andrew is a patron of?Q2) Which east coast port is known as the Granite City?Q3) Which Scottish city famously holds an annual Arts Festival?Q4) Which Isle was linked to the mainland by a bridge in 1995?Q5) Which islands give their name to ponies and wool?Q6) Which small Caribbean Island celebrates Saint Andrew’s Day, after gaining its independence on 30th November, 1966?Q7) Moving on … 30th November, 1886, saw the The Folies Bèrgere hold it’s first revue: what does the word Bergère translate as … ?Q8) 30th November, 1968, saw the introduction of which trades legislation in the UK … ?Q9) 30th November, 2005, saw the Right Reverend John Sentamu named as the Church of England’s first black archbishop: is he the 97th, 98th or 99th Archbishop of York … ?Q10) And finally … 30th November, 1995, saw the official end of which Operation … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th November, 1877, saw Thomas Edison demonstrate the first phonograph: were the records on that phonograph circular, cylindrical or spherical?A1) Cylindrical.Q2) 29th November, 1999, saw a power-sharing executive set up in which part of the UK … ?A2) Northern Ireland.Q3) More to the point, how many constituent nations make up the UK … ?A3) Four: although technically, the UK’s made up of two nations, — England and Scotland — a principality — Wales — and a province: Northern Ireland, itself.Q4) 29th November, 1895, saw the birth of which noted director and choreography … ?A4) Busby Berkely.Q5) 29th November. 1972, saw the release of the world’s first commercially successful video game: what was it … ?A5) Pong.Q6) And finally … 29th November, 1944, saw the liberation of which East European country, towards the end of World War 2?A6) Albania.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.
After I’ve left you with the Tune appropriate to the day …