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Vic Patterson

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  1. Ah! I wish I had watched this one first, a much better understanding of the issues. As Councillor Wearmouth mentions checks and balances I still don't understand what extra checks and balances have been put in place that every large organization always have! and who wasn't following them. I do like the recycling initiatives that are being put in place. But make it simple or it won't happen.
  2. Very interesting! I would hope some realistic time frames be attached to the recommendations, and more open accountability of those in the top positions.
  3. I still have some of that asbestos!
  4. Happy Anzac Day , Lest we forget. (ANZAC cookies by CL)
  5. I didn't know of it but thought I had read about here a few years ago.
  6. And thank you from me, it's been a very interesting and testing time for most people but your quiz has been a great distraction from covid, and a great learning experience ! I thought I was past that! I hope you have a great summer and enjoy catching up with your friends and family. Thank you.
  7. The world’s biggest chocolate Easter egg was 34 ft tall and weighed 15 873 lbs. Where was it made? Tosca (Italy) In which Beatles song will you find the words “I am the egg man, they are the egg men”? The walrus Virtually all Fabergé eggs were made under the supervision of the famous Russian jeweler who gave them their name. What was his full name? Peter Carl Fabergé What is the Sunday before Easter called? Palm Sunday, Which governor of the Roman province of Judaea presided over the trial of Jesus? Pontius Pilate, At Easter, on the day before Good Friday, the British monarch distributes small silver coins known as what? Maunday money Which comedy group wrote and starred in Life of Brian? Monty Python How much did the most expensive hot cross bun cost? £155 ($218) In the USA, the Easter Bunny delivers Easter eggs. Who delivers them in France? Flying bells What is the name of the fruit cake decorated with marzipan balls which is traditionally eaten in England at Easter? Simnel cake What do the marzipan balls, mentioned in question 10, represent? 12 Apostles The first Easter eggs were dyed red to represent what? Christ’s blood The date on which Easter falls is determined by what?Sunday after full moon Which celebrity was made into a chocolate for the first time in 2015? Benedict Cumberbatch. Good Friday honours which of the following: crucifixion day, resurrection day or the day of the last supper? Crucifixion day In which country is Easter celebrated with a massive water fight? Poland There are many egg-shaped sweets. Which of the following is illegal in the USA:Cadbury Creme Egg, Kinder Surprise, Whoppers Robin Egg? Kinder Surprise What was the purpose of the Easter Act of 1928 (in the British parliament? Regulate the date of Easter Has Patti Smith ever recorded a song called Easter? Yes What is the purpose of the ‘crocodile skin’ pattern that appears on some chocolate eggs? To disguise any imperfections. Why do we paint Easter eggs?To mark the end of the period of penance and fasting,
  8. Argentina Vermouth Eva Braun Basketball Animal Cumbria Vengeance, Moriscos Drone Nessun Dorma Battle of Trafalgar Scorpio
  9. Towns will look like they did 200 years ago when the railways opened up the country, there were only essential shops and businesses, but will have to add traffic! I had too Google Ann Summers!
  10. Delinquent owners, rental properties etc, Our bylaws allow the Council to bring in a contractor to clean up a property, be it for unkept gardens, from weeds's etc to wrecked or abandoned cars and put the bill on the property taxes. The front street could be kept looking good even if only on the outside. I wouldn't regulate the use of the buildings but definitely the looks.
  11. 100% Canny lass, shopping has evolved, online and box stores have the numbers, $, and convenience, "Front streets" need to adapt to local needs or be outlets for the larger businesses. Anything social should be encouraged such as drop in centres, cafe's, fitness centres, youth centres, garden centres anything that encourages people to get out and mix. Local authorities need to adapt to the new life styles and figure out how to make the changes to the old disused buildings. They need the ability to make unsightly buildings meet standards or loose them. I'm sure present laws are outdated and restrictive (take the politics out) I'm sure Malcolm has great visions for the front street! We have all enjoyed the days of local personal service while shopping but sadly times have changed, I'm sure the youth of today love the new way! (I like much of it especially the technology)
  12. Which cricketer was the first to hit six sixes in an over? Sir Garfield Sobers,31st August 1968. Jack had his second birthday yesterday and he’ll be 4 years old next year. What is the date of Jack’s birthday? ??? Which sea lies between the Bosporus and the Dardanelles?Sea of Marmara, Which literary family lived at Haworth in Yorkshire? The Brontës Who recorded the albums After the Goldrush and Harvest? Neil Young In which city did the summer Olympic Games of 1984 take place? Los Angeles Orlando International Airport has the location code ‘MCO’. What do these letters stand for? McCoy Air Force Base, Alfred, Farmingdale and Pixy are all types of what? ??? Who sang with Elton John on Act of War? Millie Jackson Who lives in Hundred Acre Wood? Winnie-the-Pooh In which country was Florence Nightingale born? Florence, Italy Who led the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381? Wat Tyler
  13. Uranus, 1944, (June 6) M90 Sir Edwin Landseer Powdery mildew A very young falcon or hawk, one that hasn't yet learned to fly. Three minutes Guadalcanal Island, Mule Monopoly Christiaan Barnard Somalia,
  14. Henry I, King Creole Western Indian Ocean None Jimmy White Formic acid. Roundworm, Double vision December Anode Beatles Paul and John. Mountie, (but can be different when writing you a ticket!)
  15. Who was Flash Gordon’s arch rival? Ming the Merciless How are the Yeomen of the Guard commonly known? Beefeaters How many notes are there in two octaves? 15 Which famous former American federal prison was sited on an island in San Francisco Bay? Alcatraz What does a hippophobe fear? Horses. What is the family name of the Dukes of Northumberland? Percy What was called the jewel in Queen Victoria’s crown? Great Star of Africa What nationality was World Motor Racing Champion Juan Fangio? Argentina Which chemical element is found in all proteins? nitrogen. Which style of architecture is the Parthenon in Athens? Doric order What did Colonel Thomas Blood attempt to steal in 1671? the Crown Jewels Proverbially, what do late workers burn? The Midnight Oil
  16. Thank you, I had a great day, went to the city and visited my three girls, kids, grand kids and great grand kids, had lunch with my son in both directions, a perfect weekend. (Friday until Monday) Still have lots of snow Pete, snowing as I write, but only a little bit, it won't last. Ice fishing is still going on, but not for much longer. That's a lovely voice you have CL, and in perfect pitch too! I had 24 family singing it yesterday!
  17. Who did Neil Kinnock replace as leader of the Labour party? Michael Foot Who owned the High Chaparall ranch? The Cannon family Scenes from which battle were the first to appear on a British commemorative postage stamp? Battle of Britain Which letter of the Greek alphabet is equivalent to U? Sigma What would you find on a periodic table? Tabular array of the chemical elements organized by atomic number How old was Pele when he first played in the football World Cup Finals? 17 Which island country has two official languages, Sinhalese and Tamil? Sri Lanka What kind of dish is Bouillabaisse? Fish soup How old is a quadragenarian? 40 to 49 years old Which international airport was previously known as Dum Dum Airport? Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport Why do flags fly on British government buildings on February 6th? Anniversary of the accession of The Queen) Venetian blinds originated in Japan. True or false? False.
  18. What was the name of Prospero’s daughter in The Tempest? Miranda. Near which British seaside resort are the Great and Little Ormes? Llandudno Which animal caused the death of William III? Mole and horse. Who wrote All Quiet on the Western Front? Erich Maria Remarque In which film is the last line “Tomorrow is another day”? Gone with the wind Who described Newcastle’s women as dogs, Alan Shearer as Mary Poppins and football fans as mugs? Freddy Shepherd What is a bullace? Plum What name is given to a cow that has not yet had a calf? Heifer What have Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and Spain all got that Germany, France and Italy have not?Royalty Who was the supreme God in Norse mythology? Odin. Who was the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Champion in 1994? Conchita Martínez What is the only insect that can turn its head to look directly behind it? Praying mantis.
  19. Who wrote the play Lady Windermere’s Fan? Oscar Wilde, Where would you find the Dewey Decimal System in use? Libraries How many games are there in a rubber of contract bridge? Two Which vegetable is said to have a taste similar to an oyster? Salsify What is known as the Universal Solvent? Water By what name is Cherilyn Sarkasian LaPierre better known? Cher What is a durmast? European oak In which country is Timbuktu?Mali, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder teamed up for which number one hit? Ebony And Ivory What does CD-Rom stand for? Compact Disc- Read-only memory Which US president made the Gettysburg Address? President Abraham Lincoln Which horse won three Cheltenham Gold Cups in the 1960s? Arkle,
  20. Having learned how to swim in the more buoyant sea I sank like a stone until I figured out fresh water was different!
  21. Poult Physicians 5 Broadcasting House 1950 9 Turin Chocolate Roast True 2009 13
  22. In which country does the Nile reach the sea? Egypt From which country did the Bashi Bazouks come? Anatolia,(Ottoman Empire,) Where is Lord Snowdon, Anthony Armstrong.Jones, buried? St Baglan's Church, Llanfaglan, Wales What would happen if you took an emetic medicine? Produces nausea and vomiting. Which model replaced the Ford Anglia in 1967? Ford Escort. Which TV detective was played by Peter Falk? Lieutenant Columbo What name is given to a complete set of print characters of the same typeface, size and style? Font What is the name of the world’s first test-tube baby? Louise Joy Brown, Mycology is the study of what?fungi What is the official language of Uruguay? Spanish Who was the first man to swim the English Channel? Captain Matthew Webb Which British boxer went 9 rounds with Rocky Marciano in 1955 before being knocked out?Don Cockell
  23. What is a glockenspiel? Musical instrument, (bells) In which European city is the Spanish Riding School based? Vienna According to the nursery rhyme who pulled pussy out of the well? Little Tommy Stout. Which cook has written a book called Winter Collection? Delia Smith In The Last of the Summer Wine who is married to Nora? Wally Batty Born in 1452 who recorded his scientific notes in mirror writing? Leonardo da Vinci Who became US president after the assassination of Lincoln? Andrew Johnson The World Professional Championships of which sport moved to the Lakeside Country Club, Surrey, in 1966? Darts Who was known as ‘The King of Skiffle’? Lonnie Donegan In the Bible, which two birds did Noah send out from the Ark? Dove and Raven Who wrote The last of the Mohicans? James Fenimore Cooper, Who owns Dartmoor Prison? Duchy of Cornwall,
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