Tuesday, 1 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 1-3-2016: Saint David’s Day

Oh, blimey … 

My rent’s gone up … !

I would love to be in a position to own my flat: I really would.

But that’s not going to happen unless I win the lottery!

At any rate: I rent.   And with the help I get … ?   It’s at an affordable price.

Yesterday … ?

I got the letter that told me how my my rent’s going up by, from my landlords.

I have To take that, and my last six payslips, into the council: so they can suitably adjust my housing benefits.

Even though my rent’s only actually gone up … 

By tuppence … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers: scoring ten out of ten in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 1st March is Saint David’s Day.   Saint David is the patron saint of which country of the UK?
Q2) He’s also the patron saint of Naas.   Naas is the county town — capital, as it were — of County Kildare.   Town and county are where?
Q3) Saint David is the patron saint of Pembrokeshire: one of the biggest counties in its country of the UK.   What’s the administrative centre of Pembrokeshire?
Q4) Saint David is said to have founded churches in his native country: and in what’s now Devon and Cornwall.  He’s also said to have founded churches, where: Brittany, Catalonia or the Isle of Mann?
Q5) Finally … name one of the two colours featured on the flag of Saint David.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th February occurs in every leap year.   In other words, it happens once every how many years: three, four or five years?
A1) Four years.
Q2) An extra day occurs in a leap year, because what is longer: the solar year, or calendar year?
A2) The solar year: the solar year is roughly one quarter of a day longer than the calendar year.
Q3) The Summer Olympics are usually held in a Leap Year.   In which Brazilian city are they being held, this year?
A3) Rio.
Q4) The Chinese Calendar has what, in leap years: leap days, weeks or months?
A4) Months.
Q5) The Hebrew calendar adds a leap month seven times, in every how many years: thirteen, seventeen or nineteen years?
A5) Every nineteen years.
Q6) Moving on … 29th February, 1984, saw Pierre Trudeau resign as PM of Canada.   His son has recently been elected to the post.   What’s his name?
Q7) 29th February, 2012, saw the Raspberry Pi first go on sale.   What is the Raspberry Pi: a smart TV, a computer or a washing machine?
A7) A computer.   (It’s one of the smallest computers currently being made: and aimed at the educational market.   It’s also Britain’s most successful computer.)
Q8) 29th February, 1940, saw Hattie McDaniels win an Best Supporting Actress Oscar: the first African American to do so.   Her award was for her part in which film?
Q9) The first Playboy Club opened on the 29th February, 1960.   In which US city?
A9) Chicago.
Q10) Two US towns called Anthony advertise themselves as the Leap Year Capitals of the World.   Name the US state either Anthony is in.
A10) New Mexico or Texas.
I’ll leave you with this quote …
“Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us.”
Saint David.
And this tune … 

Happy Saint David’s Day if you’re celebrating.   Have a good one, if you’re not.

*        Definitely almost, Debbi!   (I might just have to keep an eye open for that one, Debbi: Netflix have managed a hit, before now …)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

1) Wales
Q2) Ireland
Q3) Haverfordwest
Q4) Brittany
Q5) Black and yellow
Bureaucracy is crazy, but pleased it's not more...

Debbi said...

So glad we signed up!

Did you see on Facebook? My original screenplay made the semis in a contest! Wow ...

1. Wales
2. Ireland
3. Haverfordwest
4. Brittany
5. black and yellow