One quiz at a time

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 18:39 Fri 13 Dec 2013

djewesbury wrote:You went swimming in Loch Snizort. Very bracing at this time of year.
Yes.

We walked out of the hotel, along the river, looking for somewhere to swim. A local was seen, and later another, to both whom I marched briskly and asked ‟if, hypothetically, somebody wanted to swim in the river, where would be best?” They would look me up and down: boots no socks, swimming trunks, hoodie branded with ‟Coney Island Polar Bear Club”. As the wife caught up the reply, both times, started ‟Hypothetically, !”. Mrs W. thought that the ‟Hypothetically” must have been a local affectation until I explained.

So we went to recommended place (just east of where the A850 crosses the River Snizort), and in I went. After starting swimming across, my spotter started hollering about being carried downstream in the current, which was indeed quite swift. So I swam back to the edge, and decided that honour had been satisfied for that day.

Wednesday I chickened out. However Mrs W did go for a run, and remarked on a candidate swimming place adjacent to a church which was near where the River Snizort widens and starts becoming the sea.

Thursday, following the night of the big storm, and during a lapse in the morning hail, we left the hotel in the same clothing as before and walked to that church. The tide had gone out, so I would have had to scramble over 30 horizontal feet of slimey mossy rocks. No, I didn’t want to do that. Let me be quite clear about this: the decision was nothing to do with the resumption of hail, nor was it anything to do with the strong wind causing the hail to move almost horizontally. It was the slimey rocks.

So we returned to the A850 bridge, and in I went. Immediately after which Mr Horizontal-Hail was joined by Mrs Horizontal-Hail, their children, and quite a selection of cousins, aunts and uncles, all with the same hyphenated surname. As I was struggling to get on my boots, my back was being abraded by fast-moving sharp hail. Ouch!

We returned to the hotel at about midday, when the shower water was somewhere between lukewarm and cold.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 19:17 Fri 13 Dec 2013

That's all very well, but I have it on good authority that you were seen wearing a sweater on at least one of those days. What a wus!
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 19:18 Fri 13 Dec 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:You went swimming in Loch Snizort. Very bracing at this time of year.
Yes.
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Post by djewesbury » 19:18 Fri 13 Dec 2013

DRT wrote:That's all very well, but I have it on good authority that you were seen wearing a sweater on at least one of those days. What a wus!
A sweater? In Scotland? How cumbersome.
My guess.
Allow me a moment to think.
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Post by djewesbury » 19:19 Fri 13 Dec 2013

Glenn E. wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:You went swimming in Loch Snizort. Very bracing at this time of year.
Yes.
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Post by jdaw1 » 19:43 Fri 13 Dec 2013

DRT wrote:I have it on good authority that you were seen wearing a sweater on at least one of those days. What a wus!
Indeed, after the cold shower that followed the cold swim. Wussy very much agreed.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 16:29 Sat 14 Dec 2013

Turn your back for five minutes and there is a wedding; congratulations Derek.

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Post by djewesbury » 16:37 Sat 14 Dec 2013

Welcome back Owen. What time do you call this? We've been waiting up for you. Now go to bed and I'll bring you up a cup of tea.
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Post by djewesbury » 16:48 Sat 14 Dec 2013

It's hard to think of a question right now. You know what I've been drinking lately; you know what I've been doing at work; you know what port I have bought.

I made two phone calls earlier today and then did a little light web browsing, looking for an item that I need to buy. It is not a Christmas present. What is it?

It is likely to cost more than £500.
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Post by DRT » 16:55 Sat 14 Dec 2013

LGTrotter wrote:Turn your back for five minutes and there is a wedding; congratulations Derek.
Thank you.
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Post by DRT » 16:57 Sat 14 Dec 2013

djewesbury wrote:What is it?
A wine fridge?
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Post by djewesbury » 16:58 Sat 14 Dec 2013

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:What is it?
A wine fridge?
Not a wine fridge.
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Post by SCP-DFF » 17:14 Sat 14 Dec 2013

I have never met you, so please don't take this the wrong way: you bought a bicycle so you can start your exercise regime after the festivities are over in January.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 17:15 Sat 14 Dec 2013

An engagement ring? (If you need this deleted, just ask.)

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Post by djewesbury » 17:20 Sat 14 Dec 2013

SCP-DFF wrote:I have never met you, so please don't take this the wrong way: you bought a bicycle so you can start your exercise regime after the festivities are over in January.
How could I take this excellent guess the wrong way? It's wrong, though I used to be a fanatical cyclist. Belfast is too wet, too cold and we live a fair distance up a very long hill, so since my last bike was stolen last year my cycling has fallen into abeyance.
jdaw1 wrote:An engagement ring? (If you need this deleted, just ask.)
Not yet. No need to delete; our local CP-DF is not a forum browser.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by SCP-DFF » 17:23 Sat 14 Dec 2013

ok. good. i'm happy i didn't offend you. :)

is it a new car?

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Post by djewesbury » 17:26 Sat 14 Dec 2013

SCP-DFF wrote:ok. good. i'm happy i didn't offend you. :)

is it a new car?
It's not a means of transport. It needs to be very stable.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 17:55 Sat 14 Dec 2013

A telescope?
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Post by djewesbury » 18:12 Sat 14 Dec 2013

DRT wrote:A telescope?
No. I want a few more guesses before I give a clue.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 18:25 Sat 14 Dec 2013

djewesbury wrote:I want a few more guesses before I give a clue.
I want a few more guessers so that you will give us a clue.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by djewesbury » 18:30 Sat 14 Dec 2013

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:I want a few more guesses before I give a clue.
I want a few more guessers so that you will give us a clue.
Owen must have been resnaffled.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 19:14 Sat 14 Dec 2013

A bottle of Noval Nacional?

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Post by djewesbury » 19:16 Sat 14 Dec 2013

PhilW wrote:A bottle of Noval Nacional?
Not port, not alcohol of any kind.
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Post by djewesbury » 19:19 Sat 14 Dec 2013

A clue. I need to make sure it meets a legal specification, because of where I live.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 19:22 Sat 14 Dec 2013

A camera?

Edit: not my turn, and doesn't match the clue I've just seen, either.

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