Staying healthy

In 2013 I took 288 90-minute hot yoga classes. Lifetime total: 2,878 (first class was March 21st, 2003).

In 2013 I spent more time at my cold job and only taught 143 Bikram yoga classes (102 fewer than last year). Lifetime total: 1,263 (first class was December 28th, 2007).

And you will be pleased to know that I did not jump out of any more aeroplanes. I did make two more attempts but was thwarted by last-minute cloud cover. Since then, the obsession has diminished, although I still follow skydiving activities avidly, wishing it could have happened but knowing it probably never will. Perhaps another tandem jump on my birthday.

Christmas Quiz 2013 results. Clear winners from down South!

Hello all Habs (and assorted associates!)

It’s your 2013 Quizmaster here – Antony (Ant) Mason, brother of Libby. Many thanks for participating in the quiz – six teams this year. Very sporting of you!

I hope you enjoyed the challenge. I was pleased to see that almost all the questions were correctly answered by at least one team, so they were clearly not so outlandishly fiendish as to stump you all. Except one: Branston Pickle is now Japanese-owned, would you believe!

I gave one point for each correct answer, and half points (total rounded up) for a misspelt answer or (very) near miss. With the 8 US states beginning with M, there were 57 points in total to play for.

As you know, a point is deducted for each extra participant over the normative team number of four.

You can see a full list of the questions and answers by clicking here.

So here are the results in reverse order:

In 6th place, with 20 points, the Houston Habs (a total cruelly diminished by the festive-spirited size of the team: 13 participants!) (Catherine, John and friends)
In 5th place, with 25 points, Mill Close (7 participants) (Richard and family)
In 4th place, with 30 points, the Bedford Habs (6 participants) (Paul and friends)
In 3rd place, with 32 points, the “Salisbury Entry” (5 participants) (Nick and family)
In 2nd place, with 33 points, the Emsworth Habs (7 participants) (David and family)

AND IN 1ST PLACE, clear leaders with 39 points, THE KENT HABS (5 participants) (Clare and friends).

Happy New Year!

The Tenth Annual Habershons.com Christmas Quiz


Thank you, Antony, for compiling this year’s Christmas Quiz.

Here are the rules:

This quiz is open to any household that contains a Habershon, a née Habershon, a Habershons.com commenter, or anyone who resides on the Branch Office page.

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. 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 the Webmistress (cjathearn @ gmail.com) no later than 11pm GMT on Friday, January 3rd, 2014.

As usual, no correspondence will be entered into, and the Quizmaster’s decision is final. Only one entry per household.

HERE’S THE QUIZ!

Good luck, and a Merry Christmas to everyone!