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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Last weekend...

The weekend action started Friday night for DH and I...the annual parish trivia night! An evening of fun, fundraising, friendships and laughter. For a few years now our team has been beaten for first place by just a point!
Each team brings along some nibblies for their table...the glass platter in front is the one that I prepared :-)

 We were a team of 7 and we called ourselves 'The Jimmies' as we were all from St James...
The team below were a family so ages ranged from toddlers to grandparents...

 Hmm...what are these people up to??? It's a game of 'Heads and Tails' ; to play, you need to put a gold coin in the baskets being taken around...more funds for the parish! The man in the striped shirt won the first game!


Here is Paul our quiz master extraordinaire...9 rounds of questions with 10 questions in each...
 Time for supper now...

 Here's DH bringing back some coffee for us...



People still lined up to load up plates with cakes, slices and other sweet treats...
Pretty soon we were at the end of Round 9...

 Neil, one of 'The Jimmies' team reacts to the latest update in the scores...

We've won by 11 points!!!

 These are our prizes!!

 Tidy up time...everyone helps in some way...

Dishwasher is fully stacked and running...


Some items get washed by hand...
And that is Adrian who just wasn't fast enough dodging the camera! Adrian is a retired teacher as well; he taught in the school just over the hill from my last posting.

Saturday morning DH and I headed to Nambour to attend the Sunshine Linus Quilt Show and Open Day. This was such a marvellous event, I will write a separate post about it. Here's a little preview...

We ate a delicious morning tea that was included in our entry...

 I shopped ...

 And I was absolutely enchanted/entranced/enraptured by the quilts on display in the church adjoining the hall...their beauty, workmanship and just the sheer number of them!
More next time...promise!

6 comments:

shez said...

looks like you all had a lot of fun maria.xx

creations.1 said...

OMG - look at all of those quilts!!! That would have been marvellous to wander around. trivia nights can be such fun!! Pleased it went well for you all!!

Dorothy said...

Maria .. you have a fabulous, fun, full life. Wish I had your energy. The work obviously put into those lovely quilts is awesome. What did you buy?

Vireya said...

Congratulations to the Jimmies!

I love trivia nights, although I haven't gone to one in a long time. How do they manage smart phones? Does everyone have to turn in their phone, or do you just have to keep an eye on the opposition to make sure they aren't using phones?

That church full of quilts looks great.

Lin said...

Congratulations on your win-I do love quiz evenings and we usually play heads and tails at half time too! Looking forward to seeing more of the Linus quilts.

Tatkis said...

Perfect time, especially looking at quilts :)

Hugs,
Tatyana