Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 12-1-2013: The National Trust

You know, Aunty Beeb does know how to do a documentary, it really does.

The one I’ve got playing in the background at the moment … ?

Is all about noted musician, Mike Oldfield: and covers his early career.

Including that crucial first album, Tubular Bells.

The documentary’s worth a go.   And, even though I feel Ommadawn’s the better album … ?

Tubular Bells is worth time, as well … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know what she felt of the new colour scheme, also scoring five out of five.

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

Q1) 12th January, 1895, saw the founding of the UK’s National Trust: what’s its full name … ?
Q2) The National Trust’s logo is a sprig of leaves: from which tree … ?
Q3) Name any of the three countries of the UK the National Trust covers … 
Q4) Name any of the three founder members … 
Q5) Chartwell, in Kent, is owned and protected by the National Trust: which British PM had lived there … ?
Q6) 20, Forthlin Road, in southern Liverpool, is another National Trust property: and formerly lived in by which musician … ?
Q7) The National Trust also owns and runs the George Inn, in Southwark: London’s only surviving galleried what?
Q8) The National Trust is responsible for protecting Europe’s largest stone circle: which is in Wiltshire.   Which stone circle … ?
Q9) Sutton Hoo is another NT site: in which English county is Sutton Hoo … ?
Q10) Finally … True or False: Tintagel Castle, in Cornwall, is a National Trust property.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th January, 1922, saw Insulin used on a human patient for the first time.   What condition is it used to treat: polio, schizophrenia or diabetes … ?
A1) Diabetes: Diabetes Mellitus, to give it it’s full name.
Q2) 11th January, 1948, saw the birth of the 54th Yokozuna, Hiroshi Wajima: noted champion of which Japanese sport … ?
A2) Sumo.
Q3) 11th January, 1908, saw Theodore Roosevelt name what as a National Monument?
A3) The Grand Canyon.
Q4) 11th January, 1935, saw Amelia Earhart become the first person to complete a solo trip from Hawaii … to where … ?
Q5) Finally … 11th January, 1960, is the date given of the first known murder: by which killer … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought from Octavia Hill.
“When I am gone, I hope my friends will not try to carry out any special system, or to follow blindly in the track which I have trodden. New circumstances require various efforts, and it is the spirit, not the dead form, that should be perpetuated.”
Octavia Hill, one of the NT’s first volunteers.
And, given it features on the National Trust’s Never Mind The Dovecotes compilation?

I’ll leave you with this tune … 

Oh, and this one … 

And, finally … 

Have a good Sunday … 

*        I’m hoping to tweak it a bit, Debbi: to something a little creamier.   I’m want to make it easier to read, ultimately.   (The photo in the background is a modified picture of a pint of Irish stout: so that black and cream colours are justified.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I see you watched Repo Man. I've always been fond of that one. Something about the concept appealed to me. :)

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3. England, Wales & Northern Ireland
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8. Stonehenge
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