Christmas competition 2013
Christmas comes but once a year, and so does my Christmas competition. This year’s fabulous prizes are a years’s subscription to Audible (giving the winner twelve free audio books) and copies of my new e-book, a compendium of my blogs to date (which you may recall was supposed to be forthcoming last Christmas and which has now finally progressed from forthcoming to imminent).
So, without too much further ado, here are the questions. There’s at least one question from each of this year’s blogs, but most of them are dead easy. You might, however, have to do a bit of reading, particularly if you have a memory like mine. Hopefully that won’t be too much of a chore though. I had a read myself while I was writing the questions and I have to admit to the odd self-indulgent chuckle as I recalled some of the events that prompted me to put pen to paper (or, more accurately, index finger to keyboard).
The blog to which each question relates should be fairly apparent in most cases, but to make it even easier for you, the questions are in blog-posting order, starting in January. Oh, and there’s a tie-break question too. And, like last year, to be eligible to enter you’ll need to post at least one comment on at least one of my blogs (more than one if you feel so inclined).
So, without any more ado…
Question 1: a) What was the only injury I sustained during my skiing holiday last Christmas?; and b) How many courses did our Christmas meal consist of?
Question 2: a) What is my drug of choice (at least on hockey days)?; and b) What was very nearly my lethal weapon of choice in the supermarket?
Question 3: a) What keenly anticipated treat did I manage to miss out on during my visit to Dublin?; and b) What did the “ladies” on their hen party have emblazoned on their t-shirts?
Question 4: How many people were (apparently) in my virtual audience?
Question 5: How long did my supposedly straightforward DIY job actually take?
Question 6: a) What reason did my physiotherapist give for torturing me with her elbows?; and b) Which foodstuff do I consider water to be the liquid equivalent of?
Question 7: a) In which month does the world-famous Abersoch Open take place?; and b) In which year was the first ever Abersoch Open? (this is a sneaky one!)
Question 8: How many photo’s of me did Dave, the enthusiastic photographer, take?
Question 9: a) Which city did I squelch around in my comfy shoes?; and b) In which city did I get blisters on my feet when wearing my not-so-comfy shoes?
Question 10: How many people did I present to in the concert hall? (careful here)
Question 11: What was reduced by 33% when number one son went to university?
Question 12: What did I find tucked in the corner of number one son’s bedroom?
Question 13: What do I have a vague recollection of, but seem to have mislaid?
Question 14: Whose posterior was recorded for posterity?
And, finally, the tie-break question…Which was your favourite blog in 2013 and why?
Please e-mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date is Friday 17th January 2014. Good luck and merry Christmas.
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