is no fun
is on the line.
We thought how Gillian Taylforth might be connected to Mel Gibson, but couldn’t think of any obvious codes or similarities, and then Angry suggested that the city might not really be called Gillian Taylforth.
I remembered then that I had indeed renamed it before we arrived, but couldn’t for the sake of me remember any other name for it. I felt dejected, but then Cathy gave a pep talk to raise our spirits.
Then Elle said she’d rush back into the city to find out the name. So she sprinted back to the edge, and when she returned said it was really called Melbourne. It had been a good use of her body.
It was great team work; utilising body, mind and spirit in the nick of minute.
But it confused the second question, because Melbourne sounded like it could well have been named after the birth of Mel Gibson.
I put this to the team, hoping Angry would continue his good mind form, when Bonzo piped up: ‘Oh, Melbourne, that’s easy, I grew up here. No, it wasn’t named after Mel Gibson, it was after that pommie guy, William Lamb – 2nd Viscount Melbourne. Mel Gibson was in fact born in New York.’
We all looked at Bonzo in amazement, before giving him a big hug.
We gave the answers to Holly Valance, and she said:
‘You had your chance
and now you can hanch
on my best and scrumptious
bubble and squeak.’
We tucked in.