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It’s snowing so I took some photos

It’s snowing! We actually have snow here in London!

As you can no doubt tell I am very excited by this.  And cold. Oh so very cold. But still very excited. It’s not often that I get to see snow, especially snow that settles on the ground and forms a white blanket.

In fact I can probably count the number of times I’ve seen proper snow like this on one hand which is kinda depressing because it is really pretty. And did I mention oh so cold? Because it is really cold. Although that might be more my fault for running around outside in it like a lunatic without a coat or jumper or scarf or gloves. Told you I was excited. Plus I wanted to take some photographs, I’ve put a couple of what I think are the best ones below.

My cat wasn’t though. She didn’t like it at all. She’s two and a half so today was quite literally the first time in her life that she has ever seen snow. I opened the back door to let into the garden and she just paused to look at the snow falling, probably trying to work out what it is. After a minute or so she decided to attempt to venture out into the cold but as soon as her paw touched on the snow on the ground she decided it wasn’t for her and turned around back into the house. We’ve gone through this routine several times over the course of the day, and every time it has gone the same way, me stood in the cold holding the door open for her waiting for her to make up her mind, her putting one paw in the snow and changing her mind and going back to bed.

Time for the photos! Let me know what you think of them (if you click on them you can see an enlarged version). The first set of three are of one bush while the second set of three are of another.

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Writing Prompts for the week starting 24/04/2017

The theme for this week’s writing prompts is going to be stationery because this week is National Stationery Week and who doesn’t love a nice pen?

Writing Prompts for the week starting 03/04/2017

Just a quick heads up to let you all know that the theme for the writing prompts this week will be comedy, jokes and pranks because Saturday was April’s Fools Day and well I’m sure you can see the connection.

A big thank you to everyone who takes part and if you had any prompt suggestions or theme suggestions leave them in the comments below.

Writing prompts for the week starting 27/03/2017

For the writing prompts this week we are revisiting the theme of Would You Rather because they are always fun and can throw up some interesting scenarios.

The first one for this week can be found here and if you have any would you rather questions that you think would make for a good/fun writing prompt to leave it in the comments.

Writing Prompt favourites week is at an end and a look ahead to next week

Now that favourites week with the writing prompts is at an end what would people like to see next week?

Should the week starting 23/1/2017 have a theme or would people prefer no theme and the prompts be unconnected each day?

If people want a theme I’ve come with some history theme/related prompts so could go for a history theme for the week but if people have other suggestions let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to come up with some prompts for it over the weekend.

Also feel free to submit any prompt ideas you have as well be it for the history theme idea or just a good prompt idea you have.

Writing prompts for the week of 9/1/2016

Just a quick note to say that all the writing prompts for this week will be would you rather questions, I’ve found five that I think are good ones but if you have any suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments below and I might change the order about.

A big thank you and a look ahead to 2017

I hope everyone had a good Christmas, I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas Writing Prompts and Christmas Countdown earlier this month and encourage everyone to go check out people’s entries for which links can be found in the comments section of each prompt/countdown.

One of the things I really enjoyed was learning about different Christmas traditions around the world and how each person celebrates Christmas. It was a bit of a surprise that the Christmas number 1 isn’t really a thing outside of the UK, pantomimes I get being a mainly UK thing, the humour and silliness of it all is very British, but I would have thought every country has a music chart and getting to the number 1 would be a thing, especially somewhere like the US. It’s a great chance for commercialism and capitalism, not like you guys to pass up such an opportunity, plus you guys go all out for the Christmas thing.

As for 2017, well we will definitely be doing a Christmas Countdown and Christmas Writing Prompts again next year (should the world still be standing and people in the UK still be allowed to use the internet), in planning for this years one we came up with some prompts and ideas we didn’t get to use this time around so we’ll use them next time.

As for the other 11 months, would people prefer each month to have a theme like Christmas in December or for just a random writing prompt each weekday?

Off the top of my head I have Halloween/horror for October, remembrance for November, travel/holidays for July and that’s basically it so if you would rather the writing prompts have a theme each month leave ideas and suggestions in the comments below.

Beyond that we have ideas for some weekly features that we are still trying to flesh out and we are going to do more stuff on weird/strange news stories we came across in the news (feel free to send us any you come across).

Of course we’d love to hear from all of you about what you’d like to see us do more on this blog.

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