318: Wednesday Wondering (on Sunday!)

CFS One of my friends has had a confirmed diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue so I was reading about it to see if there’s any non-medical things that can assist like eating different things or doing more exercise etc.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll Chris, Our Sidekick and I were discussing where we were going for our adventure. Our Sidekick and Chris were then discussing how to say “Edinburgh”. I made a comment about if you need a challenge try Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch well it launched into funny attempts. I know up to gyll (so Llanfairpwllgwyngyll) and the end from tysilio (so tysiliogogogoch) but I always get confused about the middle. At work I had a request for this village and it was Llanfair PG on the postal address. I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to place names and long words lol.

Warehouse 13 my Mum, Kathy and I were discussing TV shows on the way home from Hairy Bikers on Friday. My mum said she was really into this show and I should try it. I downloaded the pilot episode from iTunes and watched it almost in one go. Will have to borrow the box set from my brother now!

Hymn to the tune of Deustchland ├╝ber Alles yeah I know really random. I was watching a documentary about WW2 and Germany and remembered this hymn we used to sing to the same tune. Now the tune was written by Haydn, the lyrics to the Germany anthem and the hymn were then added at a later date or something like that.

Old Mother Shipton’s Cave This one was actually Chris’s search but he did it for me because I was driving. On our way up the A1 we kept seeing different signs about places of interest. There was this one that sounded interesting. We also saw a sign for Lindisfarne Abbey which I knew about. There were also signs for Weatherby (which started a conversation about Heartbeat and Goathland) and Selby (which started a different one about trains!)

How to become a QI Elf well I want to be one. I think sticking my head in books and reading lots about random information would be seriously good fun. Yes I’m a nerd. This is the short version of why, the longer version is saved for a guest blog post I have lined up. Very excited about that one!


  1. Scoobs/CLare says:

    I know Selby pretty well (work there one day a week),Wetherby a bit..great chip shop called the Wetherby Whaler.. and have been to Old Mother Shipton Caves where things ‘turn to stone’! FEel free to ask any questions!

    • Hannah says:

      I had meant to reply when you posted this! Sorry! Chris googled Old Mother Shipton while I was driving so I got a local landmark lesson while driving.

  2. Hannah says:

    Again I had meant to reply and then didn’t – why didn’t I, that sucks! I vaguely remember singing it at church. There was also the other one that’s alternate lyrics were to do with a parachute jumper and strawberry jam – my Dad used to sing it when we were missing behaving lol.

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