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by Peter Clarke
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New set
Replies: 9
Views: 3319

Re: New set

The actual new set has been shown on Cats Does Countdown this month.
by Peter Clarke
Sun May 21, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Effing Susie Dent
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Effing Susie Dent

Haha brilliant! I never thought I'd see the day.
by Peter Clarke
Thu May 18, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

Just had a look at this. This is absolutely amazing Jen!! Amazing work!! :D
by Peter Clarke
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3974

Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

Tony, just so you know there's an error at the end of mine and Graeme's game. Graeme (C2) buzzed in before me (not C1), meaning also the score should be 82-113 and not 92-113 πŸ˜€
by Peter Clarke
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3974

Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

In please :)
by Peter Clarke
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New set
Replies: 9
Views: 3319

New set

So apparently, there is going to be a new set starting from S77 onwards. Looking at Robbo's FB status, he says it's apparently still going to be blue but doesn't know much else. It wouldn't surprise me if the new set is a darker shade of blue. I am going to miss this current set, but I hope the new ...
by Peter Clarke
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?
Replies: 19
Views: 3055

Re: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?

Love this thread!
by Peter Clarke
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What causes easy misses
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: What causes easy misses

The more you practise, the less it happens. Was thinking that as well. I've been playing for nearly a year and a half now. Do you mean the more frequently you practice or the amount of practice you get in total? I don't have time to do that much practice, but my brain always gets tired after a few ...
by Peter Clarke
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What causes easy misses
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

What causes easy misses

Like a lot of Countdown players, I am very prone to missing easy words. Usually in a game, I would miss at least one word I would normally get, depending on my form. What causes you to miss easy words or lose form? I expect it is a combination of health (physical and mental) factors, how you're feel...
by Peter Clarke
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3906

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

I had Gloria in DC for 5 of my shows - she did my head in. That's interesting. She seems like one of the ones I wouldn't mind. Why did she do your head in out of interest? I won't be on the show for another 2 years or so maybe. Don't get me wrong she wasn't malicious or nasty or anything, and she w...
by Peter Clarke
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3906

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Martin Hurst wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:24 am
I had Gloria in DC for 5 of my shows - she did my head in.
That's interesting. She seems like one of the ones I wouldn't mind. Why did she do your head in out of interest?


I won't be on the show for another 2 years or so maybe.
by Peter Clarke
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th January 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th January 2017

Wow, what a performance from Suzy! She seems like strong material, especially considering she isn't an apterite (unless she uses a pseudonym?). I have to confess I missed APTEROUS :oops: Though to be fair it's a tough word to spot. If she keeps the same average every day and octos, she'll post a ve...
by Peter Clarke
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th January 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th January 2017

Well Suzy thrashed him today!! Only 8 points away from a max.

She seems like an excellent spotter. Excellent performance considering she isn't an Apterite. Think she could be an octochamp.
by Peter Clarke
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 19
Views: 2063

Re: Best ever televised game?

Ann vs Tim was amazing, I agree.
by Peter Clarke
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st December 2016 (1st Semi-Final)
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st December 2016 (1st Semi-Final)

Yeah I noticed that. I wonder if Martin actually did made the 7 by doing 5+2 or 9-2 and forgot to mention it. Ah well, it didn't affect the match outcome. Well done Martin!! :D
by Peter Clarke
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Electronic music
Replies: 26
Views: 1757

Re: Electronic music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxWdje58cV0

Have become incredibly obsessed with this one, even though it's like a year old.
by Peter Clarke
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th September 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th September 2016

Rachel didn't have much fun in this episode did she? :P
by Peter Clarke
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 12755

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Well according to Wiki Apterous, Joe Lycett is set to be in DC on the main show! If that's true, I am looking forward to that. Also looking forward to Hugh Dennis being on there if that's also true.
by Peter Clarke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 12755

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Sorry just found this thread thanks to Gavin, after making a new one earlier haha. I would like to see one or two more Cats Does Countdown people on Dictionary Corner, I know Bill Bailey and David Baddiel have been on it. I reckon Jon Richardson should do it, he is pretty good at CD so I reckon he'd...
by Peter Clarke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Guests that you would love to see on Dictionary Corner
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Guests that you would love to see on Dictionary Corner

Gavin Chipper wrote:There's some stuff in this thread that might make interesting reading.
Whoops, my bad lol. Cheers man!
by Peter Clarke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Guests that you would love to see on Dictionary Corner
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Guests that you would love to see on Dictionary Corner

Apologies if there is already a thread on this somewhere. Out of those who haven't already on Dictionary Corner on the show, who would you like to see on it? I would love Jon Richardson to do it. He is pretty good at the game when he is on Cat's Does Countdown so why not see if he wants to go on DC.
by Peter Clarke
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Never play Countdown when you're THIS tired... this is what could happen.
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Never play Countdown when you're THIS tired... this is what could happen.

Take a look at this game I played just now with Oli, for your own amusement. http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=1709242 I declared 7 non-words, missed REACTIONS (saw NOTARISE), missed easy words like MOONIER, in the end just didn't give a sh*t and wasted a 6 with PATHED (Oli declared 7 first)...
by Peter Clarke
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday June 22nd 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday June 22nd 2016

Brilliant semi-final! I wasn't expecting it to be that close!! Paul was on excellent form, Conrad was on top form too!!

I got Paul's 213 method too and was proud :)
by Peter Clarke
Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 20th 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 20th 2016

Just finished watching this game. That was possibly one of the best games in ages!! Ann made a brave decision and did an excellent conundrum solve. Tim was on brilliant form too! Huge congratulations for Ann and very bad luck to Tim. There was some excellent team spirit there too!
by Peter Clarke
Tue May 24, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016

Another 8 for R11.. MELANOID. Proud of spotting that!
by Peter Clarke
Tue May 24, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016

Another 8 for R11.. MELANOID. Proud of spotting that!
by Peter Clarke
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 12th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 50)
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday April 12th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 50)

Alt last numbers (50+1)x(7+8)-25-4 I got all three of the 9s but didn't risk the last one (stuck at URINATED). That's what I did for the last numbers, I didn't get the last nine I was thinking of unpartied :lol: well you never know nowadays. Interesting, because the standard method was (25*7+8+1)*4...
by Peter Clarke
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Consistency
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Consistency

Obviously when people play Countdown, we all have our bad moments and days. Everyone has at least some degree on inconsistency. I however, had an extremely bad past 3 days on Apterous. I have lost nearly 200 ratings points throughout those 3 days. The final day I wasn't as bad but I was being beaten...
by Peter Clarke
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2911

Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Adam Dexter wrote:Also, is anyone getting in to Reading station at about 10? Be nice to have a travelling buddy for the bus (cuz they is so big n scary)
I should be arriving there around then. I am also planning to catch the same bus.
by Peter Clarke
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2911

Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

In please.
by Peter Clarke
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Crystal Maze
Replies: 12
Views: 2068

Re: The Crystal Maze

Yeah I remember that game looking easy enough, but there were also many really difficult ones, like the one with discs they had to blow into holders and the one with the 4 different colours of water that had to go to the correct place. I think I only saw that one done once! Ah yeah I remember those...
by Peter Clarke
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Crystal Maze
Replies: 12
Views: 2068

Re: The Crystal Maze

Love love LOVE the Crystal Maze! I love Fort Boyard too, both childhood memories. Some people say how rubbish the contestants can be. Yes to some, but I reckon it's harder than it looks there because all names to them are new so they have to figure out hard and quick what to do. Also nerves can get...
by Peter Clarke
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 34)
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 10 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 34)

Paul Erdunast wrote:Very well played there. LONGUEUR in the LOUNGER round
I had LONGUEUR as well. This is the first time I ever beat both the contestants and DC in a round! :D
by Peter Clarke
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 1st 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 27)
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 1st 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 27)

I liked the last numbers game. I got it quite quickly to be honest. Like what Rachel said at the end, it's easy when you know how to do it (and after practice).
by Peter Clarke
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Electronic music
Replies: 26
Views: 1757

Re: Electronic music

I noticed that people seem to either be into mainstream or rock on the music forum. I just re-read the music thread and I don't get that impression at all. Me too - to an extent - interesting that Peter got another impression. There's certainly a lot of rock fans there but there's as equal amount r...
by Peter Clarke
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Electronic music
Replies: 26
Views: 1757

Re: Electronic music

Is Daft Punk (specifically, the album Random Access Memories) considered electronic? If so, it's the only album I own from the genre. Definitely. I love underground dance music (electronic) but Daft Punk is definitely electronic even though it's mainstream. RAM is more funky where as in the old Daf...
by Peter Clarke
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Electronic music
Replies: 26
Views: 1757

Electronic music

One of the things apart from Countdown that I am really into is music. Though I could listen to most types of music (apart from some cheesy mainstream tracks), I particularly love electronic music. I particularly love House, Techno and some DnB. I regularly listen to radio shows and mixtapes with th...
by Peter Clarke
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrity fun
Replies: 42
Views: 1586

Re: Celebrity fun

Love Danny Dyer!
by Peter Clarke
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 3302

Re: CoC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2016

Just caught up on this. Excellent final, well done Dylan!! :) Well done Dan too, when you got METACONID Dan that really made it more exciting like others have said.
by Peter Clarke
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Semi-Final 2 Spoilers For Thursday January 21st 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: CoC Semi-Final 2 Spoilers For Thursday January 21st 2016

Another great match. Well done to Jen and Dan! :)

I thought I had my 3rd ever nine with flections lol, but then I realized it was a mass noun :( Lol.
by Peter Clarke
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 4205

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

Peter Mabey wrote:I don't remember Carol beating DC, whereas Rachel has done so several times :roll: :)
Oh yeah!! Rachel is clearly very good at the letters and conundrums too. I have often seen her get a conundrum whilst no one else in the studio got it too.

I hope Rachel stays for years to come.
by Peter Clarke
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 4205

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

I know this is a very old topic, but I voted for Rachel as well. I know Carol is a Countdown legend but Rachel overall seems more genuine and friendly and stronger at the Maths. Rachel has a better understanding of the more difficult methods, including ones where you go over 1000 and divide down aga...
by Peter Clarke
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Quarter-Final 4 Spoilers For Tuesday January 19th 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: CoC Quarter-Final 4 Spoilers For Tuesday January 19th 2016

I'm really tired with lack of sleep so very up and down with numbers games today. I did get 884 in the end for R3 after having another look later on... 100*3*75=22,500 50*8=400 22,500-400=22,100 22,100/25=884 Excellent solve from RR in R14, even though it was late. Very hard to get in 30 seconds. Wo...
by Peter Clarke
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 8 Spoilers For Wednesday January 13th 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Re: CoC Preliminary 8 Spoilers For Wednesday January 13th 2016

Well done to both Antoinette and Mark :) Excellent game!!

Was hilarious at the end when Rachel told Nick to not go blind when reading Fifty Shades of Grey! :lol:
by Peter Clarke
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 6 Spoilers For Monday January 11th 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1316

Re: CoC Preliminary 6 Spoilers For Monday January 11th 2016

The VD comment from Rachel at the first round was funny too. It was indeed. I wasn't aware that that abbreviation was still in common usage; the most recent use of it that I can remember is in a Friends episode from the first series. To be honest, I didn't know what it meant until I googled it as s...
by Peter Clarke
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 6 Spoilers For Monday January 11th 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1316

Re: CoC Preliminary 6 Spoilers For Monday January 11th 2016

Brilliant episode. Well done Callum :) I didn't see the easy way for the last numbers round either lol.

I said...
3*50=150
7-2=5
150-5=145
145*4=580

The VD comment from Rachel at the first round was funny too.
by Peter Clarke
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 5 Spoilers For Friday January 8th 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1364

Re: CoC Preliminary 5 Spoilers For Friday January 8th 2016

Really good game!! George and Jen were both excellent there. George was unlucky in a few of his rounds there. My 332 method was different, took me a min or two to get (I paused 40D when clock finished, I feel kind of brain dead hence the amount of time to do it, I'm not on form tonight at all) ((((7...
by Peter Clarke
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

I was also wondering how we find out how many of those games are possible or not. Good chart there posted!! I also wonder how RR figures out whether a Numbers game is impossible, or does she just get told that? My understanding is that she gets told whether or not it's possible, in order to save he...
by Peter Clarke
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 4 Spoilers For Thursday January 7th 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1690

Re: CoC Preliminary 4 Spoilers For Thursday January 7th 2016

Great game that was! Dylan was excellent!! Tracey was excellent too and was unlucky with those spellings and to be up against the amazing Dylan. Looking forward to tomorrow's episode.

I was kicking myself after getting 717 late. I did (((75+50)-(100/25))*6)-9.
by Peter Clarke
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

I was also wondering how we find out how many of those games are possible or not. Good chart there posted!!

I also wonder how RR figures out whether a Numbers game is impossible, or does she just get told that?
by Peter Clarke
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Crystal Maze
Replies: 12
Views: 2068

Re: The Crystal Maze

Love love LOVE the Crystal Maze! I love Fort Boyard too, both childhood memories. Some people say how rubbish the contestants can be. Yes to some, but I reckon it's harder than it looks there because all names to them are new so they have to figure out hard and quick what to do. Also nerves can get ...
by Peter Clarke
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 174
Views: 10208

Re: Music

Hope to get this thread going again as I am a huge music fan. I love most types of music, but I'm mainly into types of electronic music, particularly House, Techno and Drum&Bass. I also DJ on student radio (still learning kind of) mixing House and Techno and also love going to raves. https://www.you...
by Peter Clarke
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

Oh yeah there are 899 targets, so 999-100=899. Silly me haha.

That must be right considering you both got the same answer with different methods. Thanks both Fred and Thomas!

How long did it take you to do that Thomas haha?
by Peter Clarke
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 666 numbers game request
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: 666 numbers game request

Graeme Cole wrote:4 5 3 8 5 3 -> 666
I found this one!

Took me a few mins to get though!

Trying to post the answer but in a spoiler thing so people can't see it, any help?
by Peter Clarke
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 9-00pm C5 Celebrity Big Brother.
Replies: 35
Views: 1306

Re: 9-00pm C5 Celebrity Big Brother.

Gemma Collins - 2 (don't watch TOWIE but seen her on other shows) Kristina Rihanoff - 0 (don't watch Strictly) Darren Day - 1 (seen the name but that's it, does that even count as a 1?) Daniella Westbrook - 2 (ex-EastEnders Actress, and also had a cocaine addiction, also relapsed a little fairly rec...
by Peter Clarke
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

Is there a way you can work out the amount of countdown numbers games? I know there are 24 numbers to pick from (two each of numbers 1-10 and 25, 50, 75, 100) and I think you work out the amount of numbers combinations (which is the part I don't know how to do) and then multiply by the amount of tar...
by Peter Clarke
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1821
Views: 107431

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hey, I'm Peter. I have been on hear for a little while but this is my first post (actually my second, since I made a thread introducing myself without noticing this one!)! Some of you may have played games with me on Apterous before. Rubbish at it but love it and the show. Hopefully I am getting be...
by Peter Clarke
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1821
Views: 107431

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hey, I'm Peter. I have been on hear for a little while but this is my first post (actually my second, since I made a thread introducing myself without noticing this one!)! Some of you may have played games with me on Apterous before. Rubbish at it but love it and the show. Hopefully I am getting bet...
by Peter Clarke
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Hey guys!! Let my introduce myself :)
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Hey guys!! Let my introduce myself :)

Oh sorry, just noticed the Welcome thread! Whoops. Feel free to delete this thread lol.
by Peter Clarke
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Hey guys!! Let my introduce myself :)
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Hey guys!! Let my introduce myself :)

Hey, I'm Peter. I have been on hear for a little while but this is my first post! Some of you may have played games with me on Apterous before. Rubbish at it but love it and the show. Hopefully I am getting better at the letters, I'm strongest at the numbers at least when I am on form.