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“Tenable” questions, week ending 1 March 2019

Here’s my weekly summary of questions and answers from the latest series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”. These are for the shows broadcast week beginning Monday 25 February 2019 (Series 3, Episodes 51 onwards). The format is the same as in earlier pieces: a list of the “Tenable” challenges (6 per show), a note on… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, week ending 1 March 2019

Health · Home life · Sport · Word of the week

Word of the week: plogging

Just like emirp and plangonologist, here’s another word that hasn’t made it into the Oxford English Dictionary yet: plogging. A note from my son’s school tells me that this week he will be taking part in his first plogging session, during PE, and explains: “Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish:… Continue reading Word of the week: plogging

Lyrics · Music · On my radio

“How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?”

It’s a while since a line from a song prompted me to write one of these occasional pieces about lyrics. It has happened again this month, with a performance by Rudimental on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2. Zoe Ball took over the morning slot from Chris Evans at the start of… Continue reading “How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?”

Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 22 February 2019

Here’s my weekly summary of questions and answers from the latest series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”. These are for the shows broadcast week beginning Monday 18 February 2019 (Series 3, Episodes 46 onwards). The format is the same as in earlier pieces: a list of the 30 “Tenable” challenges, a note on how the… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, week ending 22 February 2019

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“Tenable” questions, week ending 15 February 2019

Here’s my weekly summary of questions and answers from the latest series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”. These are for the shows broadcast Monday 11 February to Friday 15 February 2019 (Series 3, Episodes 41-45). The format is the same as in earlier pieces: a list of the 30 “Tenable” challenges, a note on how… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, week ending 15 February 2019

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“Tenable” questions, week ending 8 February 2019

This piece from last week listed all the questions and answers from Week 1 of the new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” (Series 3, Episodes 31-35). Here are the questions and answers from Week 2, Monday 4 February to Friday 8 February 2019 (Series 3, Episodes 36-40). The format here is the same as… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, week ending 8 February 2019

Memories · Notes from West London

Southampton: four decades, four funerals, no weddings

Last month, for the fourth time in my life, I travelled from our corner of West London to Southampton for a family funeral. The service took place in the same cemetery chapel as each of the other three. The four departed members of that side of my family are buried close together, a husband and… Continue reading Southampton: four decades, four funerals, no weddings

Catchphrases · Home life · On the box

“Friends” and a catchphrase about a sandwich

There was a brief news story on the radio last week about the sitcom “Friends”. It reported that the show has now become very popular with teenagers, many of whom weren’t even born when the final episode was originally broadcast in May 2004. That was nearly 15 years ago, but “Friends” has never really gone… Continue reading “Friends” and a catchphrase about a sandwich