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wicklore
2012-01-26 13:13:21
"Flower or Wildflower?" from wicklore Contract pics
Picture: Flower or Wildflower? (Contract pics)

A Curse on Shepherds Purse
The WAI/Wayfarers annual quiz was held last night. I formed part of a MountainViews team in the great company of madfrankie and Colin Murphy. A nice lady called Imelda took up the offer to be our fourth pillar of strength. The quiz was a great success raising lots of money for Galway Mountain Rescue. (Mountain Rescue Ireland had nominated Galway as the rescue team in much need of funds). I am pleased to report that we did MountainViews proud, coming a very respectable second place. I am also pleased to report that the winning team also had two MountainViews members on it (although this didn’t diminish the rivalry!)

The scores were posted on a screen as the night progressed, and like a horse race we watched as several teams moved neck and neck towards the final round. Our team was content to languish in third place for 6 rounds before making our move in round 7. We launched our assault by answering such questions as :
‘What’s the capital of Florida?’
‘What’s the second highest hand in poker?’
‘What’s the highest mountain in Northern Ireland?’


We finished one point behind the winning team and were very pleased with our efforts. We had indignantly and cheekily challenged one question we got wrong ‘What is a shepherds purse?’ We had said ‘flower’ but the acceptable answer was ‘plant, weed or wildflower’. We were on very weak ground but made a point of frowning and shaking our heads in order to cause a fuss and get the extra point. The organisers resisted our tantrum and so we didn’t come joint-first. I’m sure our MountainViews botanical expert Scapania will affirm we were wrong! If it turns out we were right we will call on the organisers to organise a tie-breaker!

Thanks to the WAI and Wayfarers for organising a great night, with the usual mix of fun and entertainment. We look forward to using the same great venue for our upcoming MountainViews event on 17th February. Remember to email secretary@mountainviews.ie to pre-book your place!


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