We could have written ‘A Grandish Quiz’ to honour quizmaster Roger Ordish, but it doesn’t make for such a positive title. In addition to his sterling efforts the event was organised by wife Suzie and Pauline Cowell. Around fifty people attended the event at Arpaillargues. In addition to pitting their wits against the fiendish Ordish, they engaged in the serious pursuit of consuming local cheeses and wines.


The winning team romped home in presidential style, having displayed in-depth knowledge of Belgian cartoons, a fearsome mastery of obscure spelling and the ability, if called upon, to sing about whelks.

The event raised almost a thousand euros – a grandish, in fact.