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Mini Quiz Answer and #MWWC13 Theme Announcement

October 31, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Happy Halloween Friday!

Last Wednesday I had a small “what is it” quiz where you were supposed to figure out what was that object in the picture:

What Is It?

What Is It?

Well, somehow it happened to be a difficult question ( or may be it was just boring). Anyway, here is the answer – this is “The Original Lancashire Bomb” – a cheese, produced in Lancashire in UK.

This cheese is covered by the black wax and shaped like a bomb, hence the name. I found it in my local Costco store, and by the time I left the store a number of people just stopped me and asked “what is it???”, which prompted the mini quiz. In case you are wondering , the cheese was very tasty.

And now, to the more important business. The time has come for the new round of Monthly Wine Writing Challenge, this time it will be the challenge number 13, so it should be known as #MWWC13. I know that I already promised that it will be devilish, and I had some ideas – but actually, I’m not as mean as it might appear at the first sight :), so I hope you will like this theme, which will be … wait for it…




Serendipity!  I have to admit – not being a native English speaker, while I know the word, I often have to reach out for the dictionary if I want to understand the full context of the sentence which contains “Serendipity”. So this theme might still be challenging, but it will force you to look for the happy moments, which is definitely a good thing in my book.

As Jeff the drunken cyclist now is hosting the challenge, I will let him to come up with all the dates for submission deadlines etc., but you have a theme and you can start working on it now. Let’s make sure we will have a record participation in #MWWC13! I promise to be a “nudnik” and will remind you an ample number of times.

That’s all I have to say for now. Now, back to my original dilemma – Zinfandel or Petit Sirah for tonight? Grrr… Happy [winey] Halloween! Cheers!


  1. October 31, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I think the date of the century would be to try to put one of those in a airplane carry on bag.

    Great theme! Will give it some thought

    • talkavino
      October 31, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Glad you like the theme!

      Yeah, this was one of my first thoughts ( the airline security) – I would assume that some people have already done it – I bought it just because it looks cool, so I’m sure people visiting UK would think the same 🙂

  2. October 31, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Congrats! May have to re-up for MWWC just for this theme alone! Cheers~L

    • talkavino
      October 31, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Thanks and please do! I think it should be a fun challenge!

  3. October 31, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Interesting cheese. Two of my best friends’ fathers were both Lancaster bombers or tail gunners, I can’t remember which in WWII.
    I think I’ll dip my toe back in the MWWC this time. It might be serendipitous.

  4. November 1, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I would have never guessed that this is a cheese! So cool 🙂
    Maybe I will join the MWWC this time – so far I’ve only been voting but I’m so uncreative.. Interesting theme though!

  5. November 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I was right about the wax part in my answer but cheese, wow, Never would have guessed that. Love the theme Anatoli!

    • talkavino
      November 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      Great! I hope to see a submission from you!

  6. November 1, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Good theme… off to think!

    • talkavino
      November 2, 2014 at 8:48 am

      Great! Looking forward to reading your entry!

  1. November 1, 2014 at 8:08 am

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