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Wednesday 21 June 2017

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Welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  Please credit if you show it on your blog.

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And here is the quotation
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber. Sir Winston Churchill
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other writers as much as you feel able.…

Wednesday 14th June 2017

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Welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from WikiCommons, taken by Jonathan Cardy and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation

No instance exists of a person's writing two languages perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth. Thomas Jefferson
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can …

Wednesday 7 June 2017

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Welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  Please credit if you show it on your blog.


Image from WikiCommons, taken by DDima and in the public domain (which is pretty awesome of DDima)
And here is the quotation

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper Eden Phillpots
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other …

Wednesday 31st May 2017

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Sorry for the late post and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  Please credit if you show it on your blog.

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And here is the quotation

It's always difficult to make conversation with a drunk, and there's no denying it, the sober are at a disadvantage with him. W Somerset Maugham
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a lit…

Wednesday 24 May 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image of Manchester Piccadilly Station from WikiCommons, taken by DanCupid and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please c…

Wednesday 17 May 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  Please credit if you show it on your blog.



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And here is the quotation

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. Chinese Proverb                
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other writers as much as…

Wednesday 9 May 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  Please credit if you show it on your blog.


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And here is the quotation

Never promise more than you can perform. Publilius Syrus (~ 100 BCE)
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other writers as much as you fe…

Wednesday 3 May 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from Wiki Commons, taken by Leif Skoogfors for FEMA and in the public domain, showing the after effects of a hurricane
And here is the quotation

It is bad luck to be superstitious Andew W Mathis                           
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on…

Wednesday 26 April 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from WikiCommons, taken by Tony Webster and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies. Ralph Waldo Emerson        
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other writers as much as …

Wednesday 19th April

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  I admit it, I have a weakness for doors. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from WikiCommons, taken by Judgefloro and in the public domain
And here is the quotation

There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. James Thurber
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please co…

Wednesday 12 April 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

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Today there is no quotation!

SOMETHING DIFFERENT!  Classic FM, a radio station based in the UK that plays only classical music, compile a top 300 pieces every year, based on votes sent in by the public and played over the long weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday.  You can read about it here.  It has all sorts, from the dramatic Beethoven, the lyrical Vaughan Williams, the meticulous Ba…

Wednesday 5 April 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

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And here is the quotation

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head Sally Kempton                 
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other writers as muc…

Wednesday 29th March 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from WikiCommons, taken by Matt Jiggins and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation

Men at some time are the masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves William Shakespeare
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hin…

Wednesday 22 March 2017

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Before the usual intro, I want to apologise for missing last week.  The technology is awesome, but I'm less so!  I'm crossing everything that this works.

Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from WikiCommons taken by Derek Harper and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there. Lewis Carroll       
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is ni…

Wednesday 8 March 2016

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

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And here is the quotation

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else Umberto Eco                                                       
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a…

Wednesday 1 March 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  As it is St David's Day in the Christian calendar I thought I would include something Welsh, but please filter it however you want. There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.


Image of Conwy Castle from WikiCommons, taken by Cadw and used under Open Government license.  I have visited here often, and while the castle is truly amazing, the one way system trying to get around it is what you would expect from a medieval road system primarily meant for defense.

By the way, did you know that when I was a lot younger, b…

Wednesday 22 February 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge. There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from Wiki Commons and in the Public Domain
And here is the quotation

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song Chinese Proverb
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other writers as much as you feel able.  The rule with …

Wednesday 1st February 2017

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Sorry it's late!

Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge. There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.


Image from WikiCommons, taken by Miroslav Olszewski and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation


Don't break your shin on a stool that is not in your way Irish Proverb
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other…

Wednesday 25 January 2017 - Dinner

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge. There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from WikiCommons, taken by Andrea Pavenello and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation


Some families can trace their ancestors back three hundred years, but can't tell you where their children were last night Anon                                                         
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  …

Wednesday 18 January 2017 - Shiney!

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge. There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.




And here is the quotation


A little wanton money, which burned out the bottom of his purse Sir Thomas More
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other writers as much as you feel able.  The rule with that is the quote from WB Yeats, 'I have spread my dreams …

Wednesday 11 January 2017 A Little Hope

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge. There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.


Image from WikiCommons, taken by Mayer Bruno and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation


Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have Unknown                  

It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other writers as much as…

Wednesday 4 January 2017 - A Bridge

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge. There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.


Image from WikiCommons, taken by Richard Webb and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation

He that would be a leader must be a bridge. Welsh proverb                     
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other writers as much as yo…