Thursday, 26 December 2019

fbb's Sumptuous Christmas Quiz

Part Two
But first, yesterday's answers.
  1 :  Andy Burnham's "vision", Mayor of Manchester
  2 :  MAGLEV from Birmingham International to Airport
  3 :  Searching for an escaped cat : Croydon tram
  4 :  Brighton Station
  5 :  Sheffield Victoria : Huddersfield train
  6 :  Ryan from Thomas and Friends - an N2 tank
  7 :  "Dublo Dinky" - a range for Hornby Dublo trains
  8 :  Clifton Rocks Railway at Bristol
  9 :  St Erth Cornwall - replacing Lelant Saltings
10 :  South Yorkshire PTE

And for Boxing Day:-

Where would you be able to see "Civility"?

Where would you find these clerics, bus-wise?

Where did Bennie demonstrate his plane?

Where is this piece of road?

Who was this? Extra points if you can give his full name (without reference to works of reference!)

Where is this comfortable accommodation?

Which company owned this bus before United Counties?

What big building is this Routemaster bus passing?

Which town once had open-toppers with bow ties?

Who kept a close eye on this train?
Answers and part three tomorrow.

Officially and ecclesiastically,  CHRISTmas  starts at midnight on 24th December and ends on twelfth night 6th January. So, to continue with the festive mood, here is the view of the front window of the fbb holiday house in Abergynolwyn bedecked in its lavish seasonal illuminations.

Today, the fbbs return to their home at Seaton after a splendid Christmas with the family. Happy memories of a very enjoyable time.

Quiz Park Three tomorrow then a return to more normal blogging with the proviso that min-Blogs may be necessary!
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The fbb Advent Calendar
The fbb Alphabetical Advent Calendar
Zoar, Zechariah, Zachariah, Zephaniah, Zerubbabel, Zapenath Panea, Zebulun, Zebedee, Ziklag, Zilpah, Zipporah, Zarephath

Just a few that fbb can remember (with a bit of help).

Alphabetically Z is the end. So, for a Biblical end, we present:-

Zion

This was the hill on which Jerusalem was built ...
... more specifically the hill on which the various Temples were built.
Because it was "where God lived", it took on an extended meanuing for the Christian churches, nanely where God lives - Heaven. Here is the last verse of ex-slave-ship-captain John Newton's hymn, "Glorious Things Of The Are Spoken".


Saviour, if of Zion’s city,
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy name;
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.

His language is horribly convoluted to fit the scan of the lines, bu ther idea is clear. All earthly things  - the wordlings pleasure - fade into insignificance compared with the solid joys and lasting treasure of Heaven.

The crunh question is, "When we reach our end, where will we go?" A scattered pile of dust? Rotting in a box? Nothing more?

Or may we enjoty an eternity outside of our space and time, the Godly domain that we call Heaven and some have called Zion?
 CHRISTmas  is where it all starts.
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