Advent Calendar

Scores on the doors
Drum roll please…
In third place we have Carol with 4 points.
In second place, George with 6 points.
And in first place, with an impressive 7 points is Tom.

Well done and thank you to everyone who competed. We very much enjoyed reading your comments.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We had a relaxing day off by a beautiful lake in Laos and ate far too much food. Pudding post to follow…

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Twenty Four

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What tropical paradise is this?

Twenty Three

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What’s in the lorry?

(2-2) Where am I?

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Twenty One

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What’s going on here?

Twenty
I’ve travelled the world, Turkey to Gansu,
I sent home a letter, 20 pence will do,
To my dear Camelia, give us a wave,
And sister too, oh do behave!

In the east my home, it’s where I was found,
But ‘cross the sea to England bound,
To see my Lady, on high, afternoon,
Total, off, not now, but soon.

First I was white, and needle thin,
But I burned in the heat, it blackened my skin,
They broke me, aged me, with paper they bound me,
They tipped me, and golden flowers embalmed me.

I eat, I ate, I mixed my drink,
A puzzle I set, as down I sink,
But Eckman and Einstein your wisdom so true,
They solved my riddle, I am who?

Nineteen
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Which Chinese artist created a similar scene in the Turbine Room of the Tate Modern a few years ago?

Eighteen
On a Chair was sat,
man and a Cat;
A star on his hat,
Now who was that?

Seventeen
You may have noticed the names of a few mountains appear on our blog on certain days. Can you tell us their significance to our trip?

Scafell Pike – 13 December
Snowdon – 11 December
Ben Nevis – 9 December

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Sixteen
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A picture from a while ago. But which country is Mark in?

Fifteen

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What’s the bike frame made from?

Fourteen

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What’s in the pots?

Thirteen
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What did this remind Jules of?

Twelve
What do these creatures represent?

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Eleven
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Can you work out what he’s doing?

Ten
“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race”

Who said this (no googling)?

Nine
What popular Chinese bicycle is this?
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八 (ba)
What’s significant about the number eight in China?

(7) My new toy
My new toy plays a lovely sound,
while I ride, on the back of my bike it’s found;
Our tent has a compartment where it fits just right,
to keep it safe while we sleep at night.

An instrument in Britain’s first efforts against the French and the Spanish in retreat?

Six
Enjoying some fruit on the shores of Erhai Lake. But what fruit is this?

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Five

What’s this?

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(4) Where am I?
Artist laid around

Three
Name this tune…

Two
What language is this?

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And for bonus points, where are the signs pointing to?

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One might give it away?
Between the beginning and end, energy is needed, but first a readiness for the winter countdown (6, 8)

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