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.

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  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

 

Random prompts sheet – Tue 21st 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. tantara: today’s word is a shortening of the Latin taratantara, an onomatopoetic word that in ancient times evoked the terrible sound of the war-trumpet. When ‘tantara’ entered English in the 16th century, the sound is it suggested was a merry one. “Tantara, tantara, the trumpets sound / Which makes our hearts with joy abound,” wrote Humphrey Gifford in 1580. Today, ‘tantara’ is sometimes used as a synonym of ‘fanfare’, a word for a short lively sounding of trumpets that may also be onomatopoeic in origin.
  2. We would lose power.
  3. The list: World’s best paid comedians (a list of the ten top paid comedians): Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Terry Fator, Amy Schumer, Jeff Dunham, Dave Chapelle, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Iglesias, Russell Peters, John Bishop.
  4. Picture of four people in a garden, all women: possibly two mothers and daughters. one of each sitting in the background looking at the other younger woman on her back with her arms and legs in the air with the other older woman horizontal in the air, being supported by the younger woman’s feet and hands… with the caption ‘This the most action Hannah’s mum’s had in a while…’
  5. Schoolgirls save drowning pal, 11 (with picture of saved girl): Three schoolgirls saved their pal from drowning after she fell in a canal while feeding ducks. Non-swimmer Chloe Collins slipped over at Peartree Bridge, Milton Keynes. But Mia Bassett and twins Amber and Jasmine Deering, all 11, dragged her out. Dad Anthony said: “It’s scary to thing what could have been.”
  6. “When I first woke up I thought: These aren’t my lungs.” Veronica Lanzetta on the aftermath of her op.
  7. France: Grapes stolen after poor French harvest. Night patrols have begun in Burgundy wine region of France in.a bid to stamp out grape thieves. This year’s crop has been hit by hailstorms and frost, and vintners have begun a crackdown on grape theft to protect what is left of their vines. Burglars face up to three years behind bars if caught.
  8. Send us your weather snaps.
  9. …a mum on a dating mission.

 

Random prompts sheet – Mon 20th Jan

Hello. Here are your prompts for today. For anyone who struggles to see the picture, I’ve listed the prompts after the photograph. I’ll list them left to right from top to bottom.
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. A photo of Paris’s Eiffel Tower with a podium with cars underneath promoting ‘Great Britain’.
  2. ‘The bigger picture’.
  3. Will 3D scans be the death of autopsies?
  4. Surprises: Without an occasion that would make this expected or less amazing, do this for a friend who has been feeling a little ‘blue’. Send flowers, or a small gift, or arrive to take your friend unexpectedly out for lunch completely without their knowledge beforehand. Do this for someone who really needs the lift. Later, together, hold hands and make a wish for better days ahead. Before the moon has ended, you will both meet with happiness beyond the gesture you have just made.
  5. Picture of a cirlcle with a silhouette of an elderly couple (man and woman) with ‘Respecting your elders’ and ‘69%’ in between with a ‘3’ in the bottom right of the corner.
  6. ‘catch pole’: a sheriff’s deputy; especially one who makes arrests for failure to pay a debt. Meg saw the catch pole through the front door’s peephole and then skipped out through the back door.
  7. Did you know? (right arrow)
  8. Wednesday 8th January 2014.

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