In some ways it was a relief to get back to the Dyffryn Arms last night after my fury over the phone cheating in the rugby club on Thursday night. Its not a bad little quiz there, and Graham, the question master, asked one particularly intriguing question.
"Name all of the counties of England - modern ones - that have no coastline. I'm looking for 24 of them."
I'll put my cards on the table now and say that we were flying a little blind on this one. However, between John and myself we managed 23 of the ones on Graham's list - the only one we missed out on being Cambridgeshire. It was discussed, but rejected for some reason which escapes me now.
Mind you, I don't say that Graham is necessarily right with the number 24. With the best will in the world he can be a little - how should I say - careless sometimes. Case in point - in the very same quiz last night, as the answer to the penultimate question he claimed that Madame Butterfly was written by Mozart ! As they say in these parts, ah, pity, mun.