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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Out and about...

Last Friday night DH, DD1 and I joined some friends and made up a team for our parish annual Trivia Night. DD1 had asked to join us as she is pretty good with the questions about the more modern pop stars and actors/celebrities and those sorts of questions can pop up!

Each team brought along nibblies for the night...and coffee and cake was served at supper.

Here's our healthy nibblies; DD1 has a good spot right in front of the cheese plate and the sundried tomato dip! lol

DH was a bit disappointed when he saw that the categories of questions did not include Sports which is his speciality. There were some interesting questions nevertheless and our team knew most of the answers. There was lots of laughter and giggling mind you, so not really a serious evening. And that's what I like about this annual event. We all have fun and raise money at the same time! 
No serious, mournful faces here!!

'Cuppa' time at the end of round 4 

Twice during the evening, we had a game of 'Heads and Tails'. So hands on bottoms (tails), or hands on heads(heads)  or on one of each position. Two coins are thrown and if the land different to what you predicted you sit down as you are out. The game continues until there is only one person left standing. As players donate a coin per game...more money is added to the night's totals.

So how did our team go in the competition. We came second; the winning team beat us by .75 of a point! How close was that!

Next morning I headed off to the Grovely Knit and Natter and my friend Dianne was so thoughtful...
Gabby, the owner of Yarn Over brought out some Tim Tams that were leftovers from other knitting groups' meetings. But Dianne had stopped at a bakery on her way there and she decided not to buy anything sweet but instead she chose some savoury pastries, just so I could join in. I don't expect special treatment, but it sure is great when something like that happens.

Not a knitting male here but another member's wonderful husband Ron. Ron  carried all the donations (and there were lots) out to his car ready to take to Karen. 
The rest of my weekend was spent knitting and sewing...that's a pretty good way to finish the weekend I reckon!


Dorothy said...

You have such a full and fun life Maria. Always on the go - I take my hat off to you. Congratulations on the near win.xox

Anthea said...

The trivia night sounds great Maria, well done on doing so well!

Anonymous said...

You did have a busy weekend Maria. Sounded like lots of fun and I love the way you combine your social life with fund raising and knitting for others.
My brother and his wife flew back to the UK on Thursday evening, then my two small grandsons came for a sleepover at the weekend so I'm just getting my place to 'rights'. But I still managed a couple of hours at the allotment yesterday morning. I'm a bit late but got the garlic planted.
Always lovely to read your blog Maria.

Vireya said...

It's a few years since the last trivia night I attended, but they are a lot of fun!