Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 7-5-2013: The Big Easy

Did I tell you I went out on Sunday … ?   I went out on Sunday.

Believe it or not to a posh restaurant in Hatfield Peverel, called The Blue Strawberry.

Fantastic beef, I should add.   And it has to be said, a Certain Nephew of mine thoroughly enjoyed himself.   Especially when his dear ol’ uncle took him out to the swing in the car park.   Jude being the petrol head that he is … ?   Enjoyed staring at the cars instead … 

Typical … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with bagging seven out of seven, she also let me know the pleasure was all hers*.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we … ?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 7th May, 1718 saw the founding of the city of New Orleans.   What was the name — between 1897 and 1917 — of the city’s famous Red Light District … ?
Q2) The first recorded Jazz band from New Orleans were called Kid Ory’s Original Creole … what … ?
Q3) What’s the French name for the oldest part of New Orleans … ?
Q4) What was the name of the 2005 hurricane that struck New Orleans … ?
Q5) What’s the name of the river that flows through the city … ?
Q6) And finally … Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles are set — in part — in New Orleans.   What’s the name of the first of the series … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th May saw the Bank Of England given independence from political control.   In which year … ?
A1) 1997.
Q2) This was done by Britain’s then Chancellor of the Exchequer: which Chancellor … ?
A2) Gordon Brown.
Q3) In which year was the Bank Of England founded: 1693, 1694 or 1695?
A3) 1694.
Q4) The current Governor of the Bank Of England is Mervyn King.   Who is he to be replaced by … ?
A4) Current Bank of Canada Governor, Mark Carney.
Q5) The Bank is one of eight UK banks that can issue sterling notes.   Name one of the other seven … (This doesn’t include any of the Channel Island banks: they’re Crown dependancies and, as such, NOT part of the UK.)
A5) The Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Clydesdyle Bank, Northern Bank, First Trust Bank, Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland.
Q6) The bank takes its nickname — the Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street — from a ghostly nun said to haunt its garden.   According to the stories, what’s the ghost’s name … ?
A6) Sarah Whitehead: also known as The Black Nun.
Q7) And finally … 6th May, 2013, is a public holiday in the UK: under what name are these known … ?
A7) Bank Holidays.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with a brief piano piece from a certain Mr Domino … 

And this thought …
“Madame Lily Devalier always asked ‘Where are you?’ in a way that insinuated that there were only two places on earth one could be: New Orleans and somewhere ridiculous.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, bless you for saying so, Debbi.   (Oh, off topic, here, Debbi … Have you heard Microsoft’s having problems?   Here … )


Mr Strict said...

1> Storyville.
2> Trombone.
3> Vieux Carré.
4> Katrina.
5> Mississippi River.
6> Interview with the Vampire.

Debbi said...

Yeah, I've heard complaints about Windows 8.

All the more reason to go Apple! :)

Nice tune, BTW.

I've actually considered writing a novel set in New Orleans during the 1920s. A mystery about a jazz musician and a woman he meets. It's just an idea, at this point.

1. Storyville
2. Jazz Band
3. the Vieux Carré
4. Katrina
5. the Mississippi River
6. Interview with the Vampire