Daft Stuff: 1
A few teasers to warm up your grey matter
1 What links Sergeant, Nurse and Teacher?
2 Firenze is the Italian name for what or where?
3 In which year did Elvis Presley die?
4 Who produced The Beatles album Let It Be?
5 Before tomato sauce, what were baked beans produced in?
6 The city of Salamanca is in which country?
7 In money terms, what is a ‘monkey’?
8 What was Margaret Thatcher’s middle name?
9 Where did apples and pears originate?
10 Annie Mae Bullock successfully changed her name to what?
1 The first three Carry-On films. 2 Florence. 3 1977 (August 16). 4 Phil Spector. 5 Molasses. 6 Spain. 7 £500.
8 Hilda. 9 Afghanistan. 10 Tina Turner.
AULD LANG SIGN
February’s Valentine’s Day has disappeared for another year so here is an alternative view.
BEER AND BIKES
Ant & Dec, Tynemouth and Cullercoats, Vic and Bob, Saint and Maximin…. No double-act gives us more pleasure than Pedals and Pale Ale.
Here’s a gathering of spokes and saddles at The Boathouse, Wylam, Northumberland.
MAN WALKS INTO A BAR…
…And says to the bartender: ‘I’ve just seen a lorry spill its load of books, onto the street. It was carrying dictionaries, thesaurus’s, the lot. It’s attracted quite a crowd.’
The barman says: ‘I bet they’re stunned, overwhelmed, dumbfounded, astonished, gobsmacked, amazed…’
WINTER DRAWS ON
Now, we couldn’t slide out of winter and into spring without highlighting a magnificent pub fireplace, could we? Pictured is the warming centrepiece of The Holly Bush Inn at Greenhaugh in Northumberland, a lovely village pub in Dark Skies territory close to Kielder Reservoir.
Remember, though, it is Northumberland and the fire might still look like this come August…
That’s all for now, pub pickers. See you in April, same place.