Family Fortunes

Ah, I see. I get a payrise in June (that’s the reason for not getting one now). Hah.

That aside, I have decided that my new manager has come through his probation with flying colours. I got some real encouragement from him today – just a couple of words can make a world of difference. I am very pleased at how everything has all worked out. Phew!

I toyed with the idea of posting a collection of extracts from my old manager’s email and messenger conversations with me (I saved every last one, in case I ever got to the point where I couldn’t take any more), as a kind of farewell send off, and also so that everyone could see what I have been subjected to for the last two and a half years, but I decided not in the end. Probably for the best, eh? ;-)

Meanwhile, my friend Lou sent this to me, taken from the quick-fire round in the old Family Fortunes gameshow. As she said, it’s old, but still v. v. funny…


1) Something a blind man might use? A Sword
2) A song with the word Moon in the title? Blue Suede Moon
3) Name the capital of France? F
4) Name a bird with a long Neck? Naomi Campbell
5) Name an occupation where you might need a torch? A burglar
6) Where is the Taj Mahal? Opposite the Dental Hospital
7) What is Hitler’s first name? Heil
8) A famous Scotsman? Jock
9) Some famous brothers? Bonnie and Clyde.
10) A dangerous race? The Arabs
11) Something that floats in a bath? Water
12) An item of clothing worn by the Three Musketeers? A horse
13) Something you wear on a beach? A deckchair
14) A famous Royal? Mail
15) Something that flies that doesn’t have an engine? A bicycle with wings
16) A famous bridge? The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
17) Something a cat does? Goes to the toilet
18) Something you do in the bathroom? Decorate
19) A method of securing your home? Put the kettle on
20) Something associated with pigs? The Police
21) A sign of the Zodiac? April
22) Something people might be allergic to? Skiing
23) Something you do before you go to bed? Sleep
24) Something you put on walls? A roof
25) Something slippery? A conman
26) A kind of ache? A fillet of fish
27) A jacket potato topping? Jam
28) A food that can be brown or white? A potato
29) Something sold by gypsies? Bananas
30) Something red? My sweater

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