Outings Reports page 3
Biddenden Wine tasting and Kent and East Sussex Railway 22 Aug 2013
What A great day out! We learned about the history of Biddenden changing from being an apple orchard and losing money and the risk of laying down wines at a time when it was very risky, but now challenging the French and German wineries.in respect of the taste of the wines. All whilst simultaneously treated to a history of British pop groups, and an explanation of Village names. And the wines were very palatable too, and made us forget that it was raining outside.
But the shower passed and we set off, in good spirits, for Tenterden for lunch -
Grand Quiz Night 2013 wasGenerally agreed to be a good evening’s entertainment, but slightly harder than last year, and more favourable to those who specialise in crosswords, crozzles and anagrams.
The night started with an easy Quiz of Twisted British Towns and continued into European Flags, which proved that most of us still only recognise our near neighbours' flags, and have little idea of the wider EU. Judged to be the most difficult Quiz, with teams averaging less than half the flags right.
Then onto the Weather quiz, and recognising cloud formations; unsurprisingly, the
After the meal break, the quiz "Events in History" was also judged to be difficult
and Dingbats drove some contestants crazy. The Marathon, The world We Live , favoured
So another close contest this year, but put the brain cells back in the cupboard, and bring them out again next year.