Random prompts sheet – Tue 28th Jan

Hello. Here are your prompts for today. There are text versions beneath the picture together with explanations of any individual pictures so anyone unable to see the sheet and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. History: mystery surrounds ‘Google of 1865’ charity shop staff are trying to find out who penned a Victorian notebook dubbed the ‘Google of 1865; that was left on their doorstep. W Tatton’s Recipe Book was found at St Anne’s hospice charity shop in Stockport, greater Manchester, and features handwritten recipes hints and tips. Page 11.
  2. Boxer has only proved himself dim.
  3. Why you can’t beat a good pair of headphones.
  4. Show homes now open.
  5. Picture of a tailor’s dummy with a partly made (no sleeves, stitching showing) jacket.
  6. Richard Liddall, aged 59, of Byron Walk Daventry, vehicle did not meet insurance requirements: fined £200, costs £110 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20.
  7. Illustration of Dracula wearing sunglasses, each ‘glass’ with a question mark.
  8. Exercise.
  9. Executives snarling at Kirstie’s ‘darling’.
  10. It’s not cool (within an arm with the thumb pointing down).
  11. Move on by reconnecting with the past.
  12. Jeff Robson (with a picture of a smug-looking man in his 40s/50s.
  13. almost fun
  14. a silhouette (white on grey) of a pigeon
  15. the latest developments

 

 

Random prompts sheet – Mon 27th Jan

Hello. Here are your prompts for today. There are text versions beneath the picture together with explanations of any individual pictures so anyone unable to see the sheet and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Minister for the shape of things to come.
  2. Reduces the risk
  3. Open Ambition
  4. Germany: huge wartime bomb found. More than 60,000 residents were evacuated from Frankfurt yesterday so experts could defuse a Second World War bomb. In Germany’s biggest evacuation in recent history, residents were told to leave homes, hospitals and other facilities within a mile of the site. The 4,000lb British bomb was found by construction workers in Germany’s financial capital. Similar operations are still common 72 years after the war ended.
  5. Mystery over snake handler found dead next to pet python.
  6. Fleischmann
  7. Picture of a 40/50-something businessman.
  8. Perhaps there will be a palace coup and the regime can evolve.
  9. He falls down the stairs – and does a parachute roll.
  10. Plot steady path to success.
  11. Sarah J Coleman
  12. North East: picture of an English countryside. Malham, North Yorkshire. Marvel at the limestone wonders of the Yorkshire Dales with a walk that delves into Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. Turn to walk 18.
  13. Free refills on any tea or coffee all day everyday.
  14. Illustration of an ‘ok’ hand gesture with a thread of (string?) coming down from a full sun behind clouds.
  15. A jigsaw puzzle pice with a white cross at the centre.
  16. Mirabel Asua, aged 33, of Seaton Drive, Northampton, vehicle not insured, vehicle was registered under vehicle excise and registration act when it did not meet insurance requirements: fined £200, cost £110, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20.
  17. Picture of a surprised cartoon rabbit with food (cupcakes and carrots) circling around it.

Random prompts sheet – Sun 26th Jan

Hello. Here are your prompts for today. They now include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Top 1000
  2. Scorpio: October 24-November 22. Today you do some soul-searching but don’t find out. Scorpios fed up with work, you have to make a move. It’s robbing you of you! Never too late to make a change, you deserve it. Watch this space… Lucky peg: round.
  3. Picture of a watch then: £10 boot sale watch bought for £55,000. A broken watch that cost £10 Rolex 17 Rubis Panerai 3636 was one of only 618 made between 1941 and 93 for Italian divers in the Second World War. Auctioneers in Cheshire had given it a £500 estimate.
  4. sequester: A. to set apart: segregate. B. to seize by authority of a writ. Historically, students were sequestered to one part of campus, academic buildings to another and administrative buildings to yet another. Jenna Johnson washingtonpost.com October 1, 2012.
  5. Monday 27 January 2014.
  6. Ship name vote sabotaged. When do scientists launched a public vote to name a new £200m Royal research ship, the National environment research Council now faces having to present its new vessel RRS Boaty McBoatface.
  7. Get into the bank holiday spirit.
  8. In a year.
  9. Today’s news essentials
  10. It’s become a bit of a thing: women are measuring their waists with A4 paper to prove they are the same width. Another worrying selfie fad!
  11. A picture that captures the depth of feeling of a whole nation.

Random prompts sheet – Sat 25th Jan

Hello. Here are your prompts for today. They now include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. hendiadys: the expression of an idea and by the use of usually two independent words connected by and as nice and warm. The hendiadys ‘good and loud’ appears in many reviews of the concert.
  2. Wednesday 29th January 2014
  3. We follow the fortunes of time you are small a 40 year old back on the singles scene as she embarks on two weeks of dates. Day 10. Picture of a woman with long fair hair smiling broadly with lovely teeth and dark lipstick.
  4. escape
  5. No Jamie
  6. Picture of a foil-wrapped milk chocolate rabbit with price from 79p.
  7. bionic
  8. Beat the kettle?(Answer this in the time it takes to make a cup of tea) When asked how old she was, Susie replied, into years I will be twice as old as I was five years ago. How old is she? (scroll down for the answer)….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 + 2 = 10, five years ago she was five.

Random prompts sheet – Fri 24th Jan

Hello. Here are your prompts for today. I’m delighted to say that, going forward, the random prompts will include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. The dog that got us out of a pickle
  2. The youth of today
  3. Teen moves the nation with his sweet song about sick nan
  4. Is Howe the boss to buck trend?
  5. Get the gist of why crown courts will be allowing cameras in. A. Crown courts in England and Wales are set to allow TV cameras to film legal proceedings for the first time. B. The Ministry of Justice’s pilot scheme will be tested at eight courts across the country, including London’s Old Bailey and Southwark Crown Court, which have hosted some of the nation’s most high-profile trials.
  6. Three flights to reach village. It has been voted the most beautiful village in Norway. But picturesque Reine is so remote it takes three flights to get there and the stunning views of snowcapped mountains and crystal clear fjords are rarely enjoyed by anybody other than the village’s 310 residents.
  7. scintillate: A. To emit sparks: spark. B. To emit quick flashes as if throwing off sparks: sparkle. C. to throw off as a spark or as sparkling flashes. The critics praised David’s performance in the play, declaring that he took a rather mundane script and make it scintillate with wit and excitement.
  8. Friday 31 January 2014.
  9. Ton-up Rene’s biker dreams come true. (Picture of an elderly woman riding pillion on a motorbike with a man about half her age.) A woman of 100 fulfils a childhood dream when she went for a spin on a motorbike. Now Rene Underwood, of Winchester, says she would like to do it again.

Random prompts sheet – Thu 23rd Jan

Hello. Here are your prompts for today. I’m delighted to say that, going forward, the random prompts will include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Society: Times table: more than 3/4s (78%) of Britains do not sit down to a meal at the table daily, with many people option to eat their dinner on the sofa instead. The average dining table as a “lifetime” of 10 years. Despite not eating all our meals at it, it still appears to be the heart of the home. (then a list of uses).
  2. I’m 10 miles high. I’m the proudest man on the planet. I’m living in a fair tale. Jack after marrying Toni.
  3. Be hasty.
  4. Did you know? A ‘kangaroo court’ has never been a court by or for kangaroos, but beyond that, little is known for sure about the term’s origins. Various theories are bound. It has been suggested that kangaroo courts got their name because they were initially marked by rapid and unpredictable movement on one place to another, or that they were in some way associated with jumping (i.e.illegally occupying) mining claims. These hypotheses are all unsubstantiated however. What is known is that the first kangaroo courts originated in the United States at approximately the time of the 1849 California Gold Rush, and the word saw its earliest use in the south-western US. It first turned up in print in 1853 in a book about Texas.
  5. he begged for spare change.
  6. picture of five 20s/30s women around a table, with bread, cheese and wine, all but one are holding wine glasses, only one of those with red wine, the rest with white.
  7. Yobs stab mum after call for quiet: a mum was stabbed in the chest by yobs after she told them to be quiet because they were waking her baby. Donna Cross, 33, of Chatham, Kent, lost 2 1/2 pints of blood after the blade narrowly missed her heart. A 19-year-old man was arrested but has been released without charge.

Random prompts sheet – Wed 22nd Jan

Hello. Here are your prompts for today. I’m delighted to say that, going forward, the random prompts will include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. The one-liner laugh: That awkward moment when you leave a store without buying anything and all you can think is “act natural, you’re innocent.”
  2. Picture of Acting Deputy Commissioner Cressida Dick.
  3. No.4 Winchester named as Britain’s top des res. Never mind the delights of Devon or the ultra-expensive hot spots of London, a poll has revealed the historic city of Winchester in Hampshire as the best place to live in Britain.
  4. Routine eye test saves woman’s life… after it revealed fluid on her brain. Elizabeth Coxon-Pinney, 43, of Hilton, Derbyshire, had an op within hours. She  said, “I’m so thankful.”
  5. Not talking with you mouth full: 66%.
  6. Let’s get started… it’s Monday.
  7. Gridiron: modern gridirons are likely to be covered by football players, but the original gridirons were apt to be covered with meat or fish; they were metal gratings used for broiling food over a fire.
  8. Big Issue seller marries
  9. get involved