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alexbeecroft
September 1st, 2008, 11:11 AM
For Coffee Time Romance's September Event, I thought I'd do a quiz. I'll post ten nautical questions, and the person who gets most right at the end of the month wins a signed print copy of 'Captain's Surrender'.

:boat:

So, diving straight in:

1. What is a 'spanker'?

klmc37
September 3rd, 2008, 10:49 AM
A usually gaff-headed sail set from the aftermost lower mast of a sailing ship.

hollie
September 3rd, 2008, 11:03 AM
I won't play I already got a signed copy of 'Captains Surrender' Bouncy Icon Smilie and yes I am showing off Laugh it Up fuzball

alexbeecroft
September 3rd, 2008, 03:17 PM
OK, I will close this question because you got it right. I'll post four more, and at the end of the fortnight, the person who's got most right wins. (We'll have a tie-break if necessary.)

Also *is impressed* at your answer! I wasn't expecting the gaff headed part at all :)

alexbeecroft
September 3rd, 2008, 03:19 PM
I won't play I already got a signed copy of 'Captains Surrender' Bouncy Icon Smilie and yes I am showing off Laugh it Up fuzball
LOL! What *can* I offer you that would be interesting?

hollie
September 3rd, 2008, 06:29 PM
I'll wait for your next book i just wanted to show off Laugh it Up fuzball

CharmedGirl
September 3rd, 2008, 06:46 PM
I learn something new everyday

A spanker is either of two kinds of sail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sail). On a square rigged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_rig) ship, the spanker is a gaff rigged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaff_rig) fore-and-aft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fore-and-aft_rig) sail set from and aft of the aftmost mast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mast_(sailing)).On a racing or cruising yacht (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacht), a spanker is an additional headsail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headsail) set beside and to windward (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windward) of a spinnaker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinnaker) when running downwind.

* This information is from Wikipedia! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanker_(sail)

alexbeecroft
September 4th, 2008, 02:09 PM
I learn something new everyday

A spanker is either of two kinds of sail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sail). On a square rigged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_rig) ship, the spanker is a gaff rigged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaff_rig) fore-and-aft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fore-and-aft_rig) sail set from and aft of the aftmost mast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mast_(sailing)).On a racing or cruising yacht (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacht), a spanker is an additional headsail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headsail) set beside and to windward (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windward) of a spinnaker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinnaker) when running downwind.

* This information is from Wikipedia! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanker_(sail)
Ooh, yes I should have added 'on an 18th Century tall ship' just to make it clear :)

Keep your eyes open for question number two coming tomorrow, and thanks for joining in!

CharmedGirl
September 4th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Can't wait for question 2 Alex.

alexbeecroft
September 5th, 2008, 05:28 AM
Can't wait for question 2 Alex.
Thanks Bec! I'll start a new thread for question two. I think that will help me to keep track of what's going on!

alexbeecroft
September 5th, 2008, 05:32 AM
Can't wait for question 2 Alex.
OK, maybe I wont, because I can't figure out how to do it! (I'm terrible on forums!) I'll post it below instead.

alexbeecroft
September 5th, 2008, 05:37 AM
:spacecraft: Suppose you are dining at the Captain's table and he offers you a slice of boiled baby. What do you do?

(a)Accept and ask for gravy.
(b)Run screaming
(c)Accept and ask for custard.

hollie
September 5th, 2008, 07:22 AM
can I just say 'no thank you?' sorry that doesn't help does it Laugh it Up fuzball

alexbeecroft
September 5th, 2008, 08:46 AM
LOL! It's keelhauling for you, miss! ;)

hollie
September 5th, 2008, 11:41 AM
but but but .... I'll be good Innocent? honest :whistling:

alexbeecroft
September 5th, 2008, 01:50 PM
I can't resist that innocent look :D

CharmedGirl
September 5th, 2008, 04:06 PM
can I just say 'no thank you?' sorry that doesn't help does it Laugh it Up fuzball

That would be the reply I would give then I'd run screaming. Laugh it Up fuzball

CharmedGirl
September 5th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Okay this is a hard question. I have no idea about the answer so I'm just going to take a guess. LOL

I'm going with C.

I had a friend who always said when it comes to multiple choice if you don't know the answer always go with C. LOL

alexbeecroft
September 5th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Okay this is a hard question. I have no idea about the answer so I'm just going to take a guess. LOL

I'm going with C.

I had a friend who always said when it comes to multiple choice if you don't know the answer always go with C. LOL
LOL! I'm not saying a word. (I'll give the answers out at the end of the month ;) )

CharmedGirl
September 5th, 2008, 06:26 PM
LOL! I'm not saying a word. (I'll give the answers out at the end of the month ;) )

That is just so unfair Alex!

:TroutSlap:

hollie
September 5th, 2008, 06:52 PM
I can't resist that innocent look :D

see it works every time Laugh it Up fuzball


Okay this is a hard question. I have no idea about the answer so I'm just going to take a guess. LOL

I'm going with C.

I had a friend who always said when it comes to multiple choice if you don't know the answer always go with C. LOL

there has to be a reason for that don't what that would be but there has to be a reason :tt2:

Dani
September 5th, 2008, 08:15 PM
:spacecraft: Suppose you are dining at the Captain's table and he offers you a slice of boiled baby. What do you do?

(a)Accept and ask for gravy.
(b)Run screaming
(c)Accept and ask for custard.
I'm going with A as my answer.

It still sounds gross though.

CharmedGirl
September 6th, 2008, 05:30 AM
It still sounds gross though.

It is gross the wording of the question but just think it could maybe stand for any type of food - baby carrot, octopus etc.

alexbeecroft
September 6th, 2008, 06:01 AM
I'm going with A as my answer.

It still sounds gross though.
*g* I'm still refusing to be drawn one way or another on this one :) But I'll close this question on Monday and maybe I'll give you the answer then rather than making everyone wait to the end!

CharmedGirl
September 6th, 2008, 07:36 AM
*g* I'm still refusing to be drawn one way or another on this one :) But I'll close this question on Monday and maybe I'll give you the answer then rather than making everyone wait to the end!

Put us out of our misery and let us know when you've closed the question. I don't think we could wait till the end of the month to find out what the answer is Alex. LOL

alexbeecroft
September 6th, 2008, 07:48 AM
Put us out of our misery and let us know when you've closed the question. I don't think we could wait till the end of the month to find out what the answer is Alex. LOL
*G* Will do, Bec! I'll give you the answer on Monday then :) *Grin*

klmc37
September 6th, 2008, 04:17 PM
A really gross question... But my answer is C. I almost thought the question was about baby shrimp, until I read some of the answers. LOL

ArkieRN
September 8th, 2008, 03:32 AM
I'll go with A.

alexbeecroft
September 8th, 2008, 05:28 AM
smilies/baker.gif

Woohoo! It's great to see that the tension is building :) Sorry I didn't reply yesterday - weekends are always hard for me to get to the computer because we tend to go off doing family stuff all day long, and then the girls get the computer in the evening for playing games.

Anyway, that's neither here nor there ;) So, the answer to Question 2 is..... *drum roll... building suspense...*

C.

If offered a slice of boiled baby, it would be polite to say 'yes please' and ask for custard. Boiled baby is a kind of sweet suet pudding, a lot like Spotted Dick (and there's another question I could have asked ;)

http://mariecooksengland.blogspot.com/2007/12/tee-hee-spotted-dick.html

It's called 'boiled baby' because instead of being steamed, it's wrapped in a cloth and boiled, so the texture is less firm and wetter than spotted dick, but otherwise the ingredients are practically the same.)

alexbeecroft
September 8th, 2008, 05:33 AM
:boat:

OK, question three:

Where would you find the cat head?

(a) on the cat's body
(b) sticking out of the side of the ship
(c) on the end of the whip used for floggings

hollie
September 8th, 2008, 05:39 AM
smilies/baker.gif


C.

If offered a slice of boiled baby, it would be polite to say 'yes please' and ask for custard. Boiled baby is a kind of sweet suet pudding, a lot like Spotted Dick (and there's another question I could have asked ;)

I love Spotted Dick Laugh it Up fuzball

all this talk of suet pudding and the horrible weather i might have to do beef stew and pumplings for tomorrow's Tea

alexbeecroft
September 8th, 2008, 06:10 AM
I love Spotted Dick Laugh it Up fuzball

all this talk of suet pudding and the horrible weather i might have to do beef stew and pumplings for tomorrow's Tea
Ooh that sounds good! I wonder if I could put dumplings in the chilli I just made? I've got a craving for them now!

CharmedGirl
September 8th, 2008, 06:10 AM
:boat:

OK, question three:

Where would you find the cat head?

(a) on the cat's body
(b) sticking out of the side of the ship
(c) on the end of the whip used for floggings

The answer is B.

hollie
September 8th, 2008, 06:24 AM
Ooh that sounds good! I wonder if I could put dumplings in the chilli I just made? I've got a craving for them now!

that sounds nice and the smurf say's he'll eat it

klmc37
September 8th, 2008, 09:40 AM
Hi Alex. This is so much fun.
I'm going with B

ArkieRN
September 8th, 2008, 12:39 PM
I'll go with B, as well.

Dani
September 8th, 2008, 10:10 PM
:boat:

OK, question three:

Where would you find the cat head?

(a) on the cat's body
(b) sticking out of the side of the ship
(c) on the end of the whip used for floggings

My answer's B.

alexbeecroft
September 9th, 2008, 06:15 AM
Argh! Everyone is unanimous! Does this mean the question was too obvious, or does it mean that my cunning plan to throw you off the scent is working?

I'll tell you tomorrow ;) Answer to question three and question four will be up on Wednesday, but I can see I'll have to come up with something a bit more fiendish!

hollie
September 9th, 2008, 12:22 PM
I know i'm not playing but can I say A
:tt2:

Dani
September 9th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Argh! Everyone is unanimous! Does this mean the question was too obvious, or does it mean that my cunning plan to throw you off the scent is working?

I'll tell you tomorrow ;) Answer to question three and question four will be up on Wednesday, but I can see I'll have to come up with something a bit more fiendish!

Well, you do have a theme going. LOL!

It it makes you feel any better, I did look up the cat o' nine tails just to make sure you happened to switch up your theme to how sailors were disciplined.

CharmedGirl
September 10th, 2008, 03:19 AM
Argh! Everyone is unanimous! Does this mean the question was too obvious, or does it mean that my cunning plan to throw you off the scent is working?

I'll tell you tomorrow ;) Answer to question three and question four will be up on Wednesday, but I can see I'll have to come up with something a bit more fiendish!

The question was a bit easy Alex.

alexbeecroft
September 10th, 2008, 06:47 AM
It was, wasn't it? I thought I might have managed to mislead people by putting in a reference to the cat (as in cat of nine tails) in C, but you were all too clever for me :)

Ah well, yes, the answer to Question Three was indeed B. The cathead sticks out of the side of the ship near the bow, and the anchor is attached to it when the ship's in sail.

alexbeecroft
September 10th, 2008, 07:01 AM
Question Four:pirate2:

After Nelson had his arm amputated, he made the doctors on all his ships do something for the comfort of future patients before performing surgery. Was it:

a) Give them laudanum (an opium based painkiller).
b) Get them drunk.
c) Warm the saw.

klmc37
September 10th, 2008, 09:45 AM
I'm going with A.

hollie
September 10th, 2008, 12:48 PM
B sounds like the most funLaugh it Up fuzball

Dani
September 10th, 2008, 07:29 PM
My answer is going to be A.

Although B sounds very fun, I think it would take too long to get them drunk enough not to feel the pain and Laudanum works quicker (or at least that's what I've read before).

alexbeecroft
September 12th, 2008, 06:29 AM
*g* Well, that one obviously made up for the too easy question three. The answer to question 4 was C. When Nelson had his arm amputated (without anesthetic) the thing that really bothered him was that the surgeon's knife was so cold. So he gave orders for the surgeons on his ships to warm their saws before cutting anyone's limbs off in future ;)

They made them tough in those days!

Top logic on Irishwolf's reply though :) If there was time beforehand, friends might feed the patient rum, but it didn't make a lot of difference. Strangely enough, 18th Century doctors felt that anesthetic was dangerous to the patient, and that you were more likely to survive if you were fully conscious throughout.

hollie
September 12th, 2008, 06:41 AM
i still think B sounds like fun

alexbeecroft
September 12th, 2008, 06:48 AM
DiscoDancingCarrots This is an easier one than the last, I think :)

You really don't want to kiss the Captain's daughter because...

(a) the Captain will get mad at you.
(b) it's the nickname of a kind of punishment
(c) it's the nickname of a hallucinogenic plant.

And while I'm here, we're half way through. Should I pick up the pace, or is everyone happy with the three times a week regime?

alexbeecroft
September 12th, 2008, 06:49 AM
i still think B sounds like fun
LOL! I expect that if you were in a queue waiting for the doctor to get to you it would be a great idea :)

hollie
September 12th, 2008, 07:04 AM
I'm not going to answer this one cos it's obvious he would get cross all daddy's get cross when thier daughters get kissed :tt2:

klmc37
September 12th, 2008, 08:52 AM
I'm going with B.

Kimmyl

Dani
September 12th, 2008, 09:09 PM
*g* Well, that one obviously made up for the too easy question three. The answer to question 4 was C. When Nelson had his arm amputated (without anesthetic) the thing that really bothered him was that the surgeon's knife was so cold. So he gave orders for the surgeons on his ships to warm their saws before cutting anyone's limbs off in future ;)

They made them tough in those days!

Top logic on Irishwolf's reply though :) If there was time beforehand, friends might feed the patient rum, but it didn't make a lot of difference. Strangely enough, 18th Century doctors felt that anesthetic was dangerous to the patient, and that you were more likely to survive if you were fully conscious throughout.

Wow, I'm definitely surprised.

Ummm, can we say OUCH?

Dani
September 12th, 2008, 09:12 PM
DiscoDancingCarrots This is an easier one than the last, I think :)

You really don't want to kiss the Captain's daughter because...

(a) the Captain will get mad at you.
(b) it's the nickname of a kind of punishment
(c) it's the nickname of a hallucinogenic plant.

And while I'm here, we're half way through. Should I pick up the pace, or is everyone happy with the three times a week regime?

Oh, Oh, Oh... I know this one without looking it up! LMAO, but that's because I've looked it up already without needing to. Trust me I wouldn't want to kiss the Captain's daughter! Laugh it Up fuzball

The answer is B.

alexbeecroft
September 13th, 2008, 10:49 AM
I'm not going to answer this one cos it's obvious he would get cross all daddy's get cross when thier daughters get kissed :tt2:
LOL! I'm glad you're here :)

alexbeecroft
September 13th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Wow, I'm definitely surprised.

Ummm, can we say OUCH?
I think it puts the whole flogging thing into perspective, when you think that surgery and dentistry were done without anesthetic. People were obviously more accustomed to coping with pain in those days.

hollie
September 13th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Talking of daughters have you seen mine and Dani's new avatars??

My daughter did them isn't she clever??

Dani
September 13th, 2008, 11:14 PM
She's awesome! :wub:

alexbeecroft
September 14th, 2008, 06:50 AM
Talking of daughters have you seen mine and Dani's new avatars??

My daughter did them isn't she clever??
Ooh, they're gorgeous! Yes, she's obviously very talented. LOL! I love Dani's pawprints :)

hollie
September 14th, 2008, 07:40 AM
she's very good and enjoys doing it i'm now getting nagged about who else she can do pics for

Dani
September 14th, 2008, 11:16 PM
I love my paw prints too Alex! :wub:

Hollie, Bec may like some done for her. I know she makes her own, but you never know. :biggrin:

CharmedGirl
September 15th, 2008, 12:20 AM
I love making my own avatars.

hollie
September 15th, 2008, 03:55 AM
She's made Bec a kitten I've put some of her stuff in an album in my profile but I can't get them all to save (don't know why) but go see what she's done

alexbeecroft
September 16th, 2008, 06:21 AM
she's very good and enjoys doing it i'm now getting nagged about who else she can do pics for
I'd certainly love one, if she's looking for people to make them for?

alexbeecroft
September 16th, 2008, 06:23 AM
Is it Tuesday already, and I missed Monday completely? Blast!

Well as you all knew the answer to Question Five was b, I will have to try another hard one next :)

alexbeecroft
September 16th, 2008, 06:29 AM
:boat:
Jack Aubrey from 'Master and Commander' was based on the real life naval hero Thomas Cochrane. Cochrane was a very tall man who started his career in a very small ship called the Speedy. It was such a small ship that he couldn't stand upright in his own cabin, and he had a problem with shaving in the morning. How did he solve this?

a) he stuck his head out of the skylight to shave
b) he had special short furniture made so that he could sit down comfortably in his cabin.
c) he shaved when he was on deck.

klmc37
September 16th, 2008, 11:03 AM
My answer is A. Alex these questions are so much fun.

Kimmyl

Dani
September 16th, 2008, 11:48 AM
Just for fun, I'm going with answer C. LOL!

hollie
September 16th, 2008, 12:33 PM
I'd certainly love one, if she's looking for people to make them for?


Oh thanks Alex what do you want a boat??

alexbeecroft
September 17th, 2008, 02:31 PM
My answer is A. Alex these questions are so much fun.

Kimmyl
Thanks Kimmy! I'm relieved I haven't bored you to tears yet :)

alexbeecroft
September 17th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Just for fun, I'm going with answer C. LOL!
I did hear a suggestion earlier in the thread that the answer is always c ;)

alexbeecroft
September 17th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Oh thanks Alex what do you want a boat??
That would be fabulous! Yes please! Or I'd be happy with anything else she fancied - but a ship would be my top choice :)

alexbeecroft
September 17th, 2008, 02:36 PM
It feels odd to be posting this today - cos I got behind and posted the question only yesterday. But at least this will let me catch up :)

The answer to question six was (a) Cochrane had to stick his head out of the skylight in his cabin in order to shave in the morning.

alexbeecroft
September 17th, 2008, 02:49 PM
:boat:

How about another food and drink question? Sailors and pirates love to swill their grog, but what is grog?

(a) rum
(b) any kind of alcohol
(c) rum and water

hollie
September 17th, 2008, 02:54 PM
I don't like rum so i hope it's not that :tt2:

Dani
September 17th, 2008, 06:07 PM
I did hear a suggestion earlier in the thread that the answer is always c ;)
I've heard that before too, but I was just being different. :)

Dani
September 17th, 2008, 06:09 PM
:boat:

How about another food and drink question? Sailors and pirates love to swill their grog, but what is grog?

(a) rum
(b) any kind of alcohol
(c) rum and water
This time I'm choosing C too, but not for fun. This time I'm being serious (well as serious as I can be... LOL!). :biggrin:

klmc37
September 17th, 2008, 07:30 PM
I'm choosing C.

alexbeecroft
September 19th, 2008, 05:10 AM
Hm, on my rough running total I think that everyone is pretty much neck and neck. The answer to question 7 is c - 'grog' is a mixture of rum and water. Usually it also contains sugar and lemon juice, and it's actually really nice. Stops you from getting scurvy too! I can recommend it :)

alexbeecroft
September 19th, 2008, 05:29 AM
:virgo:

We can have two more next week, and the final totaling up and prize giving on Friday :)

OK, here's a disastrous question. This Admiral hanged a crewman for doing his own navigation and barely a day later he crashed his fleet into the Scilly Isles. About four thousand men were drowned, but the Admiral managed to swim ashore. As he lay exhausted and gasping on the shore, he was murdered by a woman who had taken a fancy to his emerald ring. (LOL! I swear, you don't need fiction when you've got the Royal Navy.)

What was his name?

a) Admiral Lord George Anson
b) Admiral Sir Clowdisley Shovell
c) Admiral Lord George Brydges Rodney

klmc37
September 19th, 2008, 10:12 AM
I'm going with B.

Kimmyl

hollie
September 19th, 2008, 10:45 AM
:virgo:
(LOL! I swear, you don't need fiction when you've got the Royal Navy.)


My uncle was in the Royal Navy no your right don't much wierder Laugh it Up fuzball

Dani
September 19th, 2008, 03:24 PM
:virgo:

We can have two more next week, and the final totaling up and prize giving on Friday :)

OK, here's a disastrous question. This Admiral hanged a crewman for doing his own navigation and barely a day later he crashed his fleet into the Scilly Isles. About four thousand men were drowned, but the Admiral managed to swim ashore. As he lay exhausted and gasping on the shore, he was murdered by a woman who had taken a fancy to his emerald ring. (LOL! I swear, you don't need fiction when you've got the Royal Navy.)

What was his name?

a) Admiral Lord George Anson
b) Admiral Sir Clowdisley Shovell
c) Admiral Lord George Brydges Rodney
B is my answer.

This guy sounds like a real winner... Not!!! Laugh it Up fuzball

alexbeecroft
September 22nd, 2008, 03:16 PM
My uncle was in the Royal Navy no your right don't much wierder Laugh it Up fuzball
*g* It's a noble profession, but one that doesn't half produce some tall tales ;)

alexbeecroft
September 22nd, 2008, 03:18 PM
B is my answer.

This guy sounds like a real winner... Not!!! Laugh it Up fuzball
Actually this was his one big mistake. Previously to this he seems to have been a very successful admiral. But naturally it's the catastrophe at the end that he's remembered for :)

alexbeecroft
September 22nd, 2008, 04:30 PM
I'm so sorry this has taken me so long! We had a power cut all this morning, and that has thrown me several hours out if not more.

As everyone guessed or knew, the answer to Question Eight was B - the unfortunate Admiral was Sir Clowdisley Shovell. Poor man, and after being born with a name like that!

Dani
September 22nd, 2008, 04:31 PM
Actually this was his one big mistake. Previously to this he seems to have been a very successful admiral. But naturally it's the catastrophe at the end that he's remembered for :)
That's what I noticed when I went looking for this answer. Sometimes it's always the bad things that they're remembered for instead of the good ones.

alexbeecroft
September 22nd, 2008, 04:33 PM
:boat:

Not a particularly naval one this time, but just an 18th Century one. What does a 'Gut scraper' do?

a) plays the fiddle
b) prescribes purges for people afflicted with gout
c) cleans out cow intestines so they can be made into sausages.

alexbeecroft
September 22nd, 2008, 04:37 PM
That's what I noticed when I went looking for this answer. Sometimes it's always the bad things that they're remembered for instead of the good ones.
Yes, he's another one of those career success stories really - started off as a poor boy apprenticed to a shoemaker, and rose through the ranks to become a knight of the realm. He can't have been *that* incompetent!

I'm impressed by you going to look up the answer. Thank you!

Dani
September 22nd, 2008, 04:39 PM
My answer is A. :biggrin:

Dani
September 22nd, 2008, 04:40 PM
Yes, he's another one of those career success stories really - started off as a poor boy apprenticed to a shoemaker, and rose through the ranks to become a knight of the realm. He can't have been *that* incompetent!

I'm impressed by you going to look up the answer. Thank you!
I actually try to look up all the answers just to see if I'm right on my guesses before I post. I guess you could say that I like to get the facts. LOL!

hollie
September 22nd, 2008, 04:40 PM
I know this one I know this one :huepfen017::huepfen017::huepfen017: and i didn't look it up Bouncy Icon SmilieBouncy Icon Smilie see there are advantages to being from Yorkshire

CharmedGirl
September 22nd, 2008, 04:42 PM
My answer would be A.

alexbeecroft
September 24th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Oh you're all too clever for me! LOL! Yes, the answer to question nine was (a) - a gut scraper plays the fiddle.

I'm going to have to think of something fiendish for the last one ;)

alexbeecroft
September 24th, 2008, 01:54 PM
DiscoDancingCarrots Last one! So I'll make it a short one :boat:

In comparison with his sailors was Nelson

(a) taller
(b) about the same height
(c) shorter

hollie
September 24th, 2008, 02:16 PM
I know this one as well Bouncy Icon SmilieBouncy Icon Smilie good luck everyone Alex's books are wonderful

Dani
September 24th, 2008, 08:23 PM
I'll go with C

CharmedGirl
September 24th, 2008, 09:39 PM
DiscoDancingCarrots Last one! So I'll make it a short one :boat:



I'm wondering if this comment is a clue! My answer is C!

klmc37
September 25th, 2008, 11:14 AM
My answer is c also.

Kimmyl

alexbeecroft
September 26th, 2008, 12:35 PM
:sailor:
Question Ten was really beyond the pale! I'm afraid the answer was (a) in comparison with his sailors, Nelson was slightly taller. His shortness is a bit of a myth. In fact the average height of a sailor in the 18th Century was 5'5" and Nelson was between 5'6" and 5'7". Short by our standards, but not by his own.

alexbeecroft
September 26th, 2008, 12:49 PM
DiscoDancingCarrots

I feel I ought to do one of those moments where I step up to the podium and brandish the gold envelope. And then take ages before telling anyone what's in it, just to increase the suspense. But I won't :angel:

So without further ado, the winner is...

Kimmy (Klmc37) who got a magnificent seven questions right out of the ten.

Yay! Well done Kimmy HugMe and if you would like to email me on alex@alexbeecroft.com with your snail mail address, I will get your signed book in the post tomorrow.

The runners up are

Irish Wolf with 5
Charmed girl with 4 and
Arkie RN with 1.

and I have fridge-magnets for all, so if you would like one of those, feel free to email me on the addy above, and I'll very gladly send one of them along to you.

Thanks ever so much to everyone for taking part! It's been great fun :) :boat:

Dani
September 26th, 2008, 01:48 PM
Congratulations Kimmy!! :huepfen017: Bouncy Icon Smilie

Wow, I'm shocked, but that is still short for this day and age. Gosh, I would have fit right in for height back then. LOL!

hollie
September 26th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Congratulations Kimmy Bouncy Icon Smilie

Alex your using Jojo's picture thank you :notworthy:

Can I have a magnet please please please :notworthy::notworthy:

alexbeecroft
September 26th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Congratulations Kimmy!! :huepfen017: Bouncy Icon Smilie

Wow, I'm shocked, but that is still short for this day and age. Gosh, I would have fit right in for height back then. LOL!
*g* Yes, it is a bit of a shock, isn't it? I'm about the same height as Nelson, but unfortunately not nearly as heroic :)

alexbeecroft
September 26th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Congratulations Kimmy Bouncy Icon Smilie

Alex your using Jojo's picture thank you :notworthy:

Can I have a magnet please please please :notworthy::notworthy:
I do really love the picture. She did good! :) And of course you can have a magnet. Could I have your address again please? I make a point of deleting them after I've sent stuff out, because I know some people get worried about handing out their names and addresses, and I don't want to keep them without permission.

Dani
September 26th, 2008, 03:44 PM
It's a lovely picture that Jojo did too!

I emailed you about your magnets. :biggrin:

hollie
September 26th, 2008, 05:59 PM
I do really love the picture. She did good! :) And of course you can have a magnet. Could I have your address again please? I make a point of deleting them after I've sent stuff out, because I know some people get worried about handing out their names and addresses, and I don't want to keep them without permission.

If I thought about it (which I don't) I would be more worried about email's with my address in going to the wrong place than someone i gave it too keeping it - did that make sense?? I'll just email you shall I ?? Laugh it Up fuzball

klmc37
September 27th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Thanks Alex!!! I had a great time.


Kimmy

alexbeecroft
September 27th, 2008, 04:59 AM
It's a lovely picture that Jojo did too!

I emailed you about your magnets. :biggrin:
Thanks Dani! I got your email, and I'll try to get that out to you today. (I'm having a manic weekend because both of my sisters are coming for dinner tomorrow, and the house is a tip!) But if it doesn't go out today, it *will* go on Monday :)

Thanks for taking part!

alexbeecroft
September 27th, 2008, 05:02 AM
If I thought about it (which I don't) I would be more worried about email's with my address in going to the wrong place than someone i gave it too keeping it - did that make sense?? I'll just email you shall I ?? Laugh it Up fuzball
I got your email, thanks Hollie! I'll get that off to you as soon as possible, and maybe keep the address this time if that's OK?

Thanks for all your support!

alexbeecroft
September 27th, 2008, 05:03 AM
Thanks Alex!!! I had a great time.


Kimmy
I'm glad it was good fun! I had a great time too :) I'll get your book to you asap. Thank you ever so much for taking part :D

Dani
September 27th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Thanks Dani! I got your email, and I'll try to get that out to you today. (I'm having a manic weekend because both of my sisters are coming for dinner tomorrow, and the house is a tip!) But if it doesn't go out today, it *will* go on Monday :)

Thanks for taking part!
Good luck with dinner! I'll be looking for it in the mail whenever you get them out. I'm not going anywhere, so no rush. LOL!

CharmedGirl
September 28th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Congrats Kimmie.