A WHO Wants to Be a Millionaire contestant crashed out of the competition losing £93k after listening to the audience. Oli from Canterbury found himself facing a question to win £250,000 or having the choice to walk away with £125,000. He was asked which novel begins with the words: "3 May. Bistritz. Left Munich at 8:35PM." The options were Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Dracula, Heart of Darkness and Frankenstein. He didn't immediately know the answer because he hadn't read any of the books and struggled to make a decision. Despite talking through the options at length, he still had no idea what the correct answer was. In the end he opted to take a lifeline and used 50/50 which reduced it to a choice between Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Dracula. Host Jeremy Clarkson: "If you get it right you've got a quarter of a million and you're two questions from the big one." He then opted to ask the audience, saying he imagined many of them would have read at least one of the books … [Read more...] about Who Wants to Be A Millionaire contestant loses £93k after 81 per cent of the audience give him the wrong answer
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The day-to-day business of delivering letters and parcels in the outlying areas of Huddersfield might not seem a rich seam of material for an author to mine. But local postie Kevin Boniface sees small dramas and captures snapshots of human behaviour wherever he goes. His new book, Round About Town, based on what he witnesses while working, offers a fascinating glimpse into a world of often surreal conversations, carefully-observed mini events and the detritus of back street places. Kevin said: “It is the minutiae that I notice. The little things that happen around me.” Round About Town is a ‘what the postman saw’ diary, based on a blog, revealing details from the everyday lives of the people he encounters. It’s told in a gentle, leisurely, stream-of-consciousness style. Kevin makes no judgements and attempts no analysis of the behaviour he witnesses. Will the shopkeepers, random passersby and householders that people his book recognise themselves? Kevin … [Read more...] about What the postman saw
0 Comments What I say when people ask me why I don't have children... BelfastTelegraph.co.uk When it comes to talking about parenthood it seems there are several distinct categories of egregious question all too often asked. There are the intrusive questions you get before you have children. Then there are the intrusive questions you get while you’re pregnant. There are the intrusive questions you get after the baby is born. And finally the truly painful questions you get if, for whatever reason, you don't end up having children at all. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/what-i-say-when-people-ask-me-why-i-dont-have-children-37015665.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37015662.ece/95e9f/AUTOCROP/h342/8_Oprah_Winfrey_int.jpg Email When it comes to talking about parenthood it seems there are several distinct categories of egregious question all too often asked. There are the intrusive questions you get before you have children. Then there are the … [Read more...] about What I say when people ask me why I don’t have children…
Katy Balls 13 June 2018 11:59 AM 13 June 2018 11:59 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Although no-one yet knows what the government’s compromise meaningful vote amendment will look like when it returns to the Lords, there’s a growing feeling in Westminster that it is the Tory Remain rebels who have the upper hand. Even if the government doesn’t go far enough to appease these MPs in its verbal promise of some kind of ‘meaningful’ say on the final deal, this group are bullish and increasingly confident that they can tie the government’s hands the next time the bill returns. This has led to increasing concern among the Brexiteers. Talk of ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ is now viewed as a hollow threat. Even with no meaningful vote, there’s the not-so-small issue that few in Brussels believe the UK has done enough to prepare for the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. This means … [Read more...] about What the Brexiteers do next
Before my dad died of motor neurone disease last year, my gut reaction to news of death sounded something like, ‘Oh shit’ – or maybe a more elaborate, ‘Oh shit I’m so sorry… that’s so shit’ – and honestly, since experiencing real grief, I don’t think much has changed. Having run through some of the things I found hard to hear after my dad died (see: How Not To Be A Dick When Someone Dies), I’m going to share some of the more supportive and helpful things I was told in the difficult days and weeks after a devastating bereavement. Of course everyone grieves and feels emotions in very different ways. There is still a problematic mood, amongst the British especially, that pushes death and the necessary conversations around the topic to the edges of reasonable conversation. We don’t like talking about death. Understandably, admitting our own mortality is a strange and scary subject and discussing The End can make for an … [Read more...] about What The Hell Do You Say When Someone Dies?