I just had to tell anyone who's interested (and probably several who are not) that I got 14 - yes FOURTEEN - questions right during tonight's University Challenge. Some people go through life hoovering up facts (I have two small grandsons who do this), and others, like me, manage to bypass nearly all of them. Hence, my general knowledge is beyond hopeless. So I am always amazed at the sheer scope of the knowledge of the contestants, and wonder how it is that such young people can have packed so much knowledge into their heads in such a relativley short time.
John and I compete to see who can get the most questions right (usually he does), but tonight he's out playing bridge (another thing I can't do) so I was on my own, with no-one to impress. I usually get the classical music ones right, but not much else. Tonight, I excelled myself.