Tuesday’s answers

17/11/2009

Monday’s questions were:

1. Which mountain’s name means the five treasures of the snows?

2. Who said: “Why was I a writer? Why hadn’t I gone in for soemthing easy like running the country?”

3. Who wrote the poem which begins A little piece of heaven fell from out the sky one day.It landed in the ocean not so very far away. . . and ends  . . . But that wouldn’t bring three million, seven hundred, and sixty eight people back. Would it?

4. What is a korimako?

5. What is New Zealand’s oldest daily newpaper and who was its first editor?

Paul Tremewan gets an honourable mention for inspiring the first question but I didn’t take the bait for his other four answers.

David W got two right, a half for the Himalayas and a bonus for amusing me with the oddity.

That makes him equal winner with Swinestien with three right and a 1/2 point bonus for naming the poem as well as its author.

Woollcombe got 1 1/2.

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The last word on daylight saving

03/11/2009

Think back over the last six weeks since the clocks went forward. I don’t know how it’s been where you’ve been but I’ve been at home in North Otago, in Dunedin, Wanaka, Auckland and Wellington and haven’t had an evening when it’s been warm enough to enjoy the extra light.

It’s 25 35 years today since daylight saving was first introduced and how much more sensible it was to do so in November when the days are longer and – I say with more hope than certainty – warmer.

The sun may not have got the message but the calendar says it’s nearly summer so this is my last word (for now) on daylight saving:

(Thanks to Swinestein).


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