Thursday, September 18, 2008

Father and elder child only...

When I was a child, there used to be a TV quiz programme called 'Ask the Family', with Robert Robinson. I was a bit too young to grasp most of the questions, and was also concerned that members of the family were randomly picked to answer certain questions - my idea of hell. However, one of the questions I always used to enjoy was that of identifying a familiar household object* from a close-up. I was rubbish at it, but it didn't stop me trying.

Why not have a go?

(*Edit for clarification: this photo is most definitely of a plant).


16 comments:

artistsgarden said...

I was rubbish at it too!
Karen

Titania said...

I am hiding when things like that come along!

Frances said...

I never saw the program but that looks like it might perhaps be a wire whisk!

Frances

http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/

Victoria said...

I always hated that bit. (Along with Robert Robinson's smug smile.) But a great idea for a post!

Eve said...

Maybe, a dish mop or scrubber?

HappyMouffetard said...

Well done to all those who have tried so far, but no-one's correct yet.

A clue - it is a plant.

JamesA-S said...

This is very tricky. After taking on board your helpful hint I am now certain that it is not a dog chew. Further hints required: is it a bulb ?

Victoria said...

OK, I'll have another go (I know I'm going to regret this...) Is it a clematis seedhead?

HappyMouffetard said...

Apologies for not replying sooner - my work network considers Blogger to be the spawn of the devil and bans it.

James - no more clues just yet, as Victoria is near to the truth. Not a Clematis, and not something that I would normally think of as having an attractive head post-flowering.

Victoria, Robert Robinson is even more smug on Brain of Britain.

Zoƫ said...

Tricky! I had Clematis seed head on my mental list too... back to the drawing board for me!

joey said...

Stumped! Perhaps the hour and crazed life? A fun question for sure (anxious to hear the answer).

HappyMouffetard said...

Second hint: the plant in question is South African

Victoria said...

Agapanthus?

HappyMouffetard said...

Congratulations, Victoria - it is indeed a close-up of the head of an agapanthus, after the petals have fallen.

No prizes I'm afraid, but you do win the opportunity to enjoy being as smug as Robert Robinson. Well, maybe not quite that smug.

Victoria said...

Actually, I half expected you to say I was completely wrong, because I looked at my agapanthus seedheads and they were much greener than that. They didn't seem to have that sort of bloom on them.
I can't claim much credit, because you were very generous with your South African clue. Still, as yet another BBC television host would say, "good game, good game"!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I have no idea what that is... but now that I know it's a plant, and a cool-looking one at that, I really want one! lol. Is it some kind of funky tillandsia?