Morgan Williams is a clever guy. He's the kind of guy who makes things happen. All the time. I am constantly amazed at the ideas he comes up with. Lots of people have great ideas. Not everyone makes them happen every time.
Not long after the earthquakes in
Christchurch, Morgan set up Quickie Events, an event company to get people
moving again and interacting with a landscape they may have thought had
betrayed them. A series of events such as a Quickie in the Forest, a Quickie in
the Quarry, Quickie on the Beach and the Quarter Pounder, which, despite the
suggestiveness of their names, were family friendly and allowed people to take
part in mini multi-sport events and feel successful. Instead of daunting
amounts of kilometres on bikes and running, Quickie Events offered short,
achievable distances and a way to move on from the shaking.
His latest idea also involves a Q and a good
time. The inaugural Quiz Bite was a resounding success, sold out well before
the night and resulted in a lot of happy, if perhaps also
people. Here read I was slightly disappointed in my lack of culinary knowledge.
Five rounds. Three involving tasting and
smelling and working out just what was IN (and in one case what wasn't in)
those little pottles and slithers and morsels of entrees, mains and
dessert/cheese. Two involving general food knowledge and responding to visual
cues. There was also a practical bread-making challenge thrown in for good
measure. I'm still not really sure what a zopf is, but there was a lot of
laughing and goodness in between the furrowed brow moments.
Look out for the next one, Christchurch
people. So. Good.