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OK, OK, enough with the rowdy singing ... I'll give it another go!

 

Surely there can only be so many 'collective nouns' for puppies. I don't know the band, but hopefully the reason for the threatened name change was for a more friendly, more acceptable image. So, for example, they probably wouldn't have chosen something like, "Abattoir of Puppies". The two most obvious to spring to mind are "Litter of Puppies" and "Kennel of Puppies". So is it either of them?

 

If not, there can't be too many other things that puppies come in, so it's got to be worth a guess!

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A local question for you. What is happening this weekend at Fairford, bringing 1000s of visitors to Gloucestershire?

 

Air Display

 

There's been heavy metal zooming over my house for some days now!

Ding! I'm north of Fairford/ Yeovil (where a lot of the aircraft are coming from) but been hearing about it all week on the radio!

 

Over to you, Havelock, I mean sir.

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Ding! I'm north of Fairford/ Yeovil (where a lot of the aircraft are coming from) but been hearing about it all week on the radio!

 

Over to you, Havelock, I mean sir.

 

I'm in Malvern so they're coming from all directions! I must remember to put a long lens on the camera and go and sit on the hills tomorrow to see if anything interesting floats past. I haven't been to Fairford for a long time, the last time we spent so much time driving around in circles that we swore "Never again".

 

On with the questions.....

 

Which river separates Buda from Pest?

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Ding! I'm north of Fairford/ Yeovil (where a lot of the aircraft are coming from) but been hearing about it all week on the radio!

 

Over to you, Havelock, I mean sir.

I'm in Malvern so they're coming from all directions! I must remember to put a long lens on the camera and go and sit on the hills tomorrow to see if anything interesting floats past. I haven't been to Fairford for a long time, the last time we spent so much time driving around in circles that we swore "Never again".

 

On with the questions.....

 

Which river separates Buda from Pest?

The Danube?

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@MartyBartfast

I see that you too have been Touched by His Noodly Appendage.

Have you seen this?

Yes I saw that in the news, if ever my old pink paper license gives up the ghost and I'm forced to buy a photo license I might try it myself! Anway back to the job in hand :-

 

What are "The Leonids" and where would you see them?

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@MartyBartfast

I see that you too have been Touched by His Noodly Appendage.

Have you seen this?

Yes I saw that in the news, if ever my old pink paper license gives up the ghost and I'm forced to buy a photo license I might try it myself! Anway back to the job in hand :-

 

What are "The Leonids" and where would you see them?

 

Meteors. The sky!

 

Specifically probably the constipation, sorry constellation of Leo.

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Ding! I'm north of Fairford/ Yeovil (where a lot of the aircraft are coming from) but been hearing about it all week on the radio!

 

Over to you, Havelock, I mean sir.

 

I'm in Malvern so they're coming from all directions! I must remember to put a long lens on the camera and go and sit on the hills tomorrow to see if anything interesting floats past.

 

I heard you can get a phone app that sends you a mail telling you what type of aircraft is flying above you (and its flight details)! That could be fun for a few weeks.

 

Your go. :ph34r:

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Here's one set by my lady wife, because I can't think of anything.

 

She works with books so:

 

Who wrote "The Once and Future King" about Arthur, King of the Britons ("King of the who?")?

 

Bonus points for where "King of the who?" comes from.

Rudyard Kipling?

 

(Am I showing my age?)

(And is the 'King of the who?' reference something to do with Spamalot?)

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Don't know who wrote the book but I have it on good authority that King Arthur and his Knights are sleeping in a cave up on Alderley Edge, waiting to charge out and save England, should the dire need arise!!

They are indeed... And the edge did seem to be very important at some time.

 

Of course there's also...

 

"They're coarse and they act obscene up the Edge on Hallowe'en"

 

...Knutsford Scabby women.

 

Ref: Macc Lads

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Time for a clue?

 

His surname's a colour, the colour Saruman had and Gandalf took from him....

 

...White

 

no idea on first name though

 

Ding! T H White.

 

Over to you.

 

Thanks - Didn't expect the Ding for half an answer!

 

Staying with a literary them: who famously lived at 32 Windsor Gardens, London?

 

Pete

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Time for a clue?

 

His surname's a colour, the colour Saruman had and Gandalf took from him....

 

...White

 

no idea on first name though

 

Ding! T H White.

 

Over to you.

Thanks - Didn't expect the Ding for half an answer!

 

Staying with a literary them: who famously lived at 32 Windsor Gardens, London?

 

Pete

Paddington?

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Time for a clue?

 

His surname's a colour, the colour Saruman had and Gandalf took from him....

 

...White

 

no idea on first name though

 

Ding! T H White.

 

Over to you.

Thanks - Didn't expect the Ding for half an answer!

 

Staying with a literary them: who famously lived at 32 Windsor Gardens, London?

 

Pete

Paddington?

 

DING! yes indeed, one of my faves....

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Deputy PM?

Downing Street has been the home of Lords of the Treasury since the 18th century when Walpole persuaded Mr Chicken to give up No 10. The 'formal' title of the Prime Minister is First Lord of the Treasury. 'Prime Minister' was AFAICT a partly flippant title that Walpole gave himself but it's stuck and First Lords of the Treasury have been called that ever since. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is Second Lord of the Treasury. So we have the First Lord at No 10; the Second at No 11; and so No 12 should be the residence of the Third Lord of the Treasury, if that post still exists.

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Deputy PM?

Downing Street has been the home of Lords of the Treasury since the 18th century when Walpole persuaded Mr Chicken to give up No 10. The 'formal' title of the Prime Minister is First Lord of the Treasury. 'Prime Minister' was AFAICT a partly flippant title that Walpole gave himself but it's stuck and First Lords of the Treasury have been called that ever since. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is Second Lord of the Treasury. So we have the First Lord at No 10; the Second at No 11; and so No 12 should be the residence of the Third Lord of the Treasury, if that post still exists.

Don't think there is a third lord... but you're on the right lines.

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