I am fortunate enough to have a very good memory, and absorb facts like a sponge. And whilst this may not an entirely useful talent in my professional life, and doesn't make me a great intellectual, it does make me a modestly useful member of a pub quiz team. I'm also just a bit competitive. And so, in the absence of a convenient pub, I rely on the occasional Pub Quiz night here in Creeting St Peter to keep in 'intellectual shape', so to speak. And the competition is pretty sharp too, making a good showing all the more satisfying.
Friday saw the most recent Pub Quiz and, unlike last time, when we dragged Sally and Brij along to form a family team, we turned up in the hoping of linking up with two of our neighbours. Luckily, Machela and Nick, who live a couple of doors up from us, were in a similar position, so we became Team 5. And a pretty good team we turned out to be, with a wide range of knowledge between us. Jumping out to an early lead, we managed to keep our noses in front to the very end, winning with a very respectable 72½ out of 100.
So, thanks to Machela and Nick, and to Ros, of course, without all of whom it would have been impossible, to Russell, Sarah and all on the Parochial Church Council, for organising such a great event, and to everyone who turned out.
Hopefully, another chunk of money will have been raised to support the maintenance and upkeep of our Parish church, and I'm looking forward to their next event.