From David

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 ( 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.

The 17th Annual Christmas Quiz

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 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.

Surprise Peas nostalgia

Fresh garden peas are very difficult to find over here, and if you do find them they are expensive. Our local HEB was selling them last week, already shelled, at $1.48 a bag. That’s an excellent price. Then I was wondering if anyone remembered Surprise Peas. Are they still around in England? I used to love them.

I did a Google search and the only ones I could find were in New Zealand. Yes, I’ve ordered three bags and am paying more to have them shipped to the U.S. than they cost.

This is what happens when you’re stuck in the office on a sunny Friday afternoon and are feeling hungry.