I quite like Country Life – I might take out a subscription.
In this week’s magazine there is a quiz to see whether you are a real countryman (women need not apply). It is quite fun, and consists of 100 questions set by Simon Lester, who is apparently a naturalist and former gamekeeper (an interesting cv), perhaps with a little help from the features editor.
I got 67 out of 100 but I couldn’t find whether that made me a real countryman (women need not apply) or not. I’d love to hear how real, real countrymen such as Robin Page, Tim Bonner, Andrew Gilruth and others perform. Rather better on the hunting, shooting and fishing questions than I did I’m sure. Nice to see mention of man traps – not that we are living in the past at all.
Here are a couple of questions to get you in the mood, but because they are very difficult I have turned them into multiple choice questions:
a) I’ll sack that ‘keeper!
b) The imaginary view from Amanda’s kitchen window
c) The prelude to death
a) Not much
c) Not much