Quiz Shows

Is it just me, or do TV quiz shows seem to deliberately get annoying contestants….

I just want to answer general knowledge questions, not hear you beg to a deity you probably don’t believe exists and squeal when you get some money.

Thank goodness for the mute button.

Oh First World Problems.

The Car Park King?

So with the announcement that Richard the 3rd’s body has been officially declared as the one found under the car park in Leicester, my youngest brother just walked in and asked me if I knew about the King Richard who was found buried under a car park.
Apparently he was killed by Germans dropping bombs on his church.

Ah well. He was just a few centuries worth of technology out. Still closer than he normally is to the actual facts.

Richard lll – Not the first person who has needed their face reconstructed after being found in a car park in Leicester.


A day trip to Lancaster (University)

Today, me and about 25 other history students went on a trip to Lancaster University to use their fantastic library in order to do research from Undergraduate level textbooks for our Historical Enquiry. 

Considering the University was about 1 and a half hours away, it was a bit of a trek but was whittled away playing a History themed game of 20 questions – I was Pope Urban 3rd and Cleopatra of Egypt, others ranged from Madam Curie to Chairmen Mao. 

Just in case you were wondering – my enquiry is based on the British Raj during the period 1847 to 1947. Quite an interesting topic. But then again, stamp ‘British Empire’ on it and chances are I’ll find it at least vaguely interesting. 

Must just say, Lancaster was very accommodating for us – fantastic set of librarians and the library was lovely. Got down a bunch of titles which I’m going to look into further.
And they have a Greggs on site.

Doesn’t it just boggle the mind.

February? Already?!

So apparently it’s February again! Doesn’t time fly. Feels like just last week everyone was disappointed it wasn’t snowing over Christmas.

Made a promise to myself this morning that I was going to stop wasting my free time and knuckle down to do some serious work (because I don’t understand 70% of the stuff I take down in class).

Pity I promptly broke that promise this afternoon which I spent an hour of playing Countdown. I lost as well. Badly.
Not even the conundrum (which I’m normally pretty good at getting) could help me. And I got that wrong too.
Funnily ‘Diocese’ came up three times (although I thought I saw it a fourth time and got it wrong – I used two ‘e’s when I only had one).

Maybe its a sign I should start doing more work…..

Also left myself a rather uncomfortable amount of homework…..

Anyway. Pinch and a punch, first of the month!