Q and A

Why does my dog wriggle on his back and kick his legs in the air?

– He is trying to repel invisible aliens. It’s worked so far.

Why does my cake sink in the middle from time to time?

– It probably felt a bit low as no one had replied to its Tweets.

Why have my leeks all gone to flower?

Flower power vegetable protest at appalling working conditions is the obvious answer to this one. They’ve probably watched too many old documentaries about Woodstock. If you’re going to San Fran – cis – co…..

Why is Torchwood so gruesome this series?

– I think you will have to talk to the writers about that one.

Why aren’t you doing a proper post for the letter Q? I thought you were going to write about the English love of Queuing as described so eloquently by George Mikes in ‘How to be An Alien’.

–  You’ll just have to get in line. We are all Americans now.

Why does the letter Q always have to have a U after it? It makes it so hard to play Scrabble sometimes?

– Because you can’t say the words Quoit, Queen, Quixotic and Quebec without it, next question!

I don’t believe you, you are making that up aren’t you?

– Absolutely not. 

What is Quiddanny?

– Apparently a jelly made from the sweetened juice of Quinces. You might need it for Scrabble one day.

Does it always rain in August in England?

– Of course.


The Quintessentially Querellous yet Quizzical Quinquagenarian is signing off for today having Querled her Quiff to resemble a Querquedule and will see you tomorrow leaving you with a photo Quiz.

What was I trying to make here?

And what were the main ingredients in these?

and finally (one for Bristolians really) Where is this structure and why was it built?

I will think of exciting prizes for the most ingenious answers using at least one Q by the time I get to the end of the alphabet! Pressure’s on…

21 thoughts on “Q and A

    1. Joanna Post author

      Misk has figured out number 3 and more… but has agreed to keep it between us till the end of the quiz. Thanks Misk!

  1. Suelle

    1. Quality roof tiles

    2. Sugar for quick setting turkish delight

    3. Like Celia I think this is a quaint public toilet

    PS – I’m enjoying Torchwood, I think it was a brave move to do the whole series with one storyline.

    1. Joanna Post author

      Thanks for playing along Suelle!

      PS I love the characters but I can’t watch anymore, not after the ovens sequence… too upsetting and unneccesary.

  2. Nip it in the bud

    Q1-3 – quickly gave up, not a clue.
    I shall have to write up my Quiddany posts one of these days – quince and lavender jelly, quite strange yet quite lovely all at the same time.

    1. Joanna Post author

      Bonjour Madame Quiddanny…. Lavender is such a strange culinary herb, but as you say, quite lovely in the right context :)

  3. C

    1. A quintessentially quaint american treat of waffles…
    2. A quintillion of sugar grains, held in a quiver by some gelatine
    3. I wouldn’t want to have to queue to get in there….

    For 3 I think I know what it is, but not where it is, although there’s an idential one in Mina Road Park in St Werbergh’s.

    I hope your quadruped is continuing to successfully fight those invisible aliens.

  4. heidi

    I can’t even try to guess – I am quantifiably outside of my comfort quotient even attempting. Really enjoyed your Q + A session however.

  5. cityhippyfarmgirl

    OH I shouldn’t even be looking at a qomputer at the moment but I couldn’t resist.

    1. Concrete waffles?
    2. They look lovely and sQuishy, marshmallowy? Gelatine?
    3. A quiet resting stop for women of questionable constitutions to tarry awhile dreaming of quad bikes??

  6. emilysincerely

    1. quite possibly cement stepping stones or sideway..in a major non-skid way.
    2. Main ingredient…love…all the way!
    3. not living remotly close to Bristol…I am going to say it is in Bristol (yup pretty general there) can it be a very early voting area or where you buy your tickets to get into a fair or circus or amusement area? OR maybe a place to get communion – kind of like a communion drive through from the 1800’s


    1. Joanna Post author

      I can see you were having fun here… I like your answer for no 3 and no 2 and no 1. I like them all :D

  7. spiceandmore

    1. “Raw food” waffles…can also be used as Japanese calming garden for bakers (keep raking)
    2. Quite a lot of quaint gee-gaws on quality, quivering, dainty marshmallows
    3. The original tardis ofcourse!

    1. Joanna Post author

      Hee hee, I love number 2 and I think you could be right about number 3.

      No one has guessed no 1 yet though you are closer than some :)

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