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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 blogcompetition@acumen-bcp.co.uk. The closing date is Friday 17th January 2014. Good luck and merry Christmas.

The small print (yes I know it’s the same size as the large print but I haven’t worked out how to do small print on WordPress yet – give me a chance, I’ve only been doing this for a few years!) :

The closing date for receipt of entries is midnight (UK time) on Friday 17th January 2014. The draw will take place on Monday 20th January 2014. Winners will be notified by e-mail on or before Wednesday 22nd January 2014 and prizes will be dispatched by Friday 24th January 2014. Winners will be drawn from all correct entries submitted by e-mail to blogcompetition@acumen-bcp.co.uk by the closing date. If no-one answers all of the questions correctly those answering the most questions correctly will be entered in the draw. The first prize is a year’s subscription to Audible, paid for by yours truly. This will give the winner a credit each month which can be redeemed against an audio book on the Audible website. I’ve used the service for a couple of years now and I’ve found it to be pretty good. However, I refuse to be held responsible for any further charges that Audible foist upon you, either because you’ve ordered additional items or because you failed to read something in their small print (which is almost certain to be smaller than my small print) and, for instance, have to pay to continue your subscription after the year’s up. I reserve the right to substitue a different prize if Audible suddenly decide to stop offering the year’s subscription between now and 24th January. There will be no cash alternative, etc, etc, etc. Acumen employees and members of Oz’s immediate family are precluded from winning any of the prizes, no matter how many times they might enter, even if they get all the answers right (that includes you, Mrs Oz, but well done for getting all the answers right anyway). The decision of the judges (me and Mrs Oz) is final. As last year, any disputes will be referred to the official independent competition adjudicator (Barney Field-Spaniel) for a final decision, which will, as last year, be a complete waste of time, because he’s a spaniel.



2 responses to “Christmas competition 2013”

  1. Penny says:

    Happy New Year Andy, thanks for all the blogs they have been very entertaining – I look forward to the 2014 set

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