Saturday, 22 July 2017

Website recovered!!

Well - with NO information whatsoever I've finally managed to recover my hacked website. I've lost everything that was on the site, but that's no great loss - at least I can rebuild. I've already created a completely new website which will dedicated purely to our quiz nights. Appropriately enough it's called My original site - - will now be a longer term proposition, and will be reconstructed extremely carefully. I want to avoid as much as possible anything that will give hackers easy access. I have already put in direct links to the site, as well as to our Quiz Nights Facebook page. On the Quiznights site I've put in links to an external contacts page, and an external Mystery Picture entry form. Phew!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The Tempest Arms, Tuesday 11 July

Copied from the: "Quiz Nights with James Wilson" Facebook page:

An excellent quiz at the Tempest last night - and a VERY close-run thing too! Top 2 scores were 62 and 63. Bottom Wanderers JUST pipped Real Ale Madrid to the top spot. Howard of Bewildered has chosen a couple of next week's rounds - more on that on Friday!

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Hackers take site down, yet again, and Next Week's Quiz

Despite massive concentrated efforts to find the vulnerability that's letting hackers into my website, it's down yet again. I'm unsure of what the way forward might be, but for the time being I'll post details of my quiz nights here, duplicated on my quiz nights Facebook page. This week's rounds (WC 090717) are as follows:

1: Current Affairs
2: Pot Luck
3: In a Word
4: On the Box
5: The Natural World
6: General Musical Knowledge

The Mystery Picture:

Clink this link to email your answer, remembering to include your name AND the quiz you're going to (Tempest or Barnoldswick Cricket Club):

Tempest Arms, Elslack (Tuesday night, starting at 8.30pm prompt)

Cricket Club, Victory Park, Barnoldswick (Friday night, 9.00pm start)

Monday, 3 July 2017

Website back up and running (Monday 3 July 01:44)

My personal website - - is finally back up and running, after being hacked for the second time in a couple of months. We're still looking for the vulnerability the left the site open to cyber-attack, and some visitors may find limited access etc. Many thanks to Ross Lee for his invaluable help and support

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Still no website

My website is still not on line, having been taken down by hackers for the second time in a matter of weeks. I'm going to have to use my old blog to pass on details of coming quizzes and events, starting with next weeks - week commencing 2nd of July. 

First of all, a list of the rounds:

Current Affairs
Pot Luck
Science & Technology
History of the World
Food and Drink
General Musical Knowledge

Our Mystery Picture: 

And the e-mail address to send your entries (NO LATER than 6pm on the night of the relevant quiz) -

Friday, 30 June 2017

Hackers strike again - tonight's quiz

Once again, hackers have broken my website. I haven't the faintest idea what they get out of it - all they've done is taken the site down so that no-one can see it. It's the second time it's happened - the first time my web hosts seemed to have done everything possible to secure it from attack, but to no avail. 

Anyhow, this is now the only way, other than social media, for me to pass on details of our quiz nights. Tonight we're at Barnoldswick Cricket Club, which you'll find at the bottom end of Victory Park. 

The rounds are as follows:

Current Affairs
Pot Luck
Transport & Travel
Who's Who (audio clips)
Politics, Religion & Sex
Bits and Pieces (60s or 00s)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

THREEWINEMEN come to Harrogate

We're getting a little excited now as the Solid Gold Sunday crew prepare to head for Harrogate at the weekend, to meet up with ThreeWineMen - alias Oz Clark, Tim Atkins and Olly Smith. I talked to Olly last Friday afternoon about the show, which runs for the entire weekend at the Harrogate International Centre. He told me about his role on Saturday Kitchen, working alongside James Martin, and gave me a number of tips about where to buy and what to buy, as well as dispelling some myths about wine. Tickets are still available for the event, if you want to come long too - follow this link for more information: