Here is a chapter from “THE BOOK”. More to follow gradually.
And this is a very rough draft of Habershons born after “THE BOOK” was published. There are many gaps to be filled. Please send me (Catherine) any additions or corrections.
Found in the Rain was the main track on Helen’s first album of the same name. Here it is with added video by John’s drone in Pirates Beach, Galveston. Helen’s latest album, Found in Winter, also features Found in the Rain, but with orchestra. Hope all Habs have bought a copy by now!
Helen’s new album was released on Saturday. Here’s one of the tracks. Video by John’s drone!
I took a DNA test recently. No surprises, really, except that I’m 1.4% Turkish.
Would love to see some other Habershon results.
Here are the Christmas Quiz 2018 answers
The results are as follows (with numbers taking part in brackets):
1st West Norwood Masons (6) 42 pts
2nd Catford Habs (3) 34 pts
3rd= Bedford Habs (5) 30 pts
3rd= Chichester Habs (5) 30 pts
3rd= Lovington Habs (5) 30 pts
6th Houston Habs (2) 27 pts
Lovington Habs did well on the Music questions and the Chichester Habs on Food. No Emsworth entry this year.
Congratulations Antony (habs.com commentator and brother in law), Myriam, Lawrence and friends Sarah and Dave for being well ahead of the field. An Amazon gift voucher is on the way and it’s your turn to set the questions for the 2019 Christmas quiz.
Happy New Year to you all.
Hello, Habs! Here is the 2018 Christmas Quiz, prepared by David (representing last year’s winners – the Emsworth Habs).
Here are the rules:
This quiz is open to any household that contains a Habershon, a née Habershon, or a Habershons.com commenter.
One point will be awarded for each correct answer. One point will be deducted/added for each household with more than/fewer than four participants over the age of ten. For example, if there are ten participants, six points will be deducted. And if there are only two participants, two points will be added.
The team with the highest score will receive a £12 (or equivalent currency) Amazon gift certificate. If there are more than eight entries a second prize will be awarded. Correct answers and the team results will be published on the website as soon as possible after the closing date.
No looking up answers on the internet or in reference books. All answers must come straight from your heads. Submit your answers to David no later than 11pm GMT on Monday, December 31st, 2018.
As usual, no correspondence will be entered into, and the Quizmaster’s decision is final. Only one entry per household.
The Annual Christmas Quiz has been set and will be posted here at the weekend. If you are going away for Christmas and need to print it before then, please contact me (Catherine).
Found by Richard during a move: grandmother Kate’s 21st birthday party invitation, program and menu from 2nd March, 1902. I wonder if the Holborn Restaurant still exists? The menu does NOTHING for me. Tongue sandwiches? Yikes!
Here are the handicapped (one point per person deducted for participants exceeding 4) results of the 2017 Christmas Quiz:
1st – Emsworth Habs (4) 36
2nd – Salisbury Habs (6) 33
3rd tied – Lovington Habs (6) 32
3rd tied – Houston/Copenhagen Habs (4) 32
5th – Africa Habs (6) 31
6th – Hempstead Habs (6) 26
Our quizmaster, Paul, advises: “The questions which proved the most difficult, with only one correct out of six, were the Albanian Mount Korab, the mercury in the strip light, and, ironically, the Haber-Bosch process for ammonia.”
Congratulations, Emsworth Habs! An Amazon gift certificate is on its way to you. And bear in mind that one you has to set next year’s quiz.
And here are the answers. Paul says that if anyone has a dispute over their score he’ll be happy to review their entry form!