It’s a good thing the apartment is so comfortable as we spent the whole day here. An unhealthy bout of food poisoning ensured we didn’t make it to the Nationals today. As food poisoning doesn’t have to be from something you ate in the last few hours, it may not have been from something we ate at the Oriental Express. Could have been the sushi meal on Thursday night, for example. Possibly.
We texted the Nationals organisers not to expect us and so wrote off the opening ceremony, six hours of competitive gaming, and the ever-present evening Quiz.
The quiz has been a disaster for us in past years as a team of two cannot possibly have the required depth of knowledge in the exotic fields covered to stand a chance. It’s like watching University Challenge where the objective is to see if you can get more than a couple of questions right … or even close. We are normally assured at least one as there is always the Mythos-related question to which the answer is “too many!”.