Today’s list is all about food. Think about what you really like to eat. What would be your ideal banquet? What food do you choose when you can? What food have you never eaten but would like to try? What food have you eaten in different places that you would like to be able to … Continue reading A feast!
Here’s another page or three in your Book of Myself. Think about the clothes that you wear and clothes that you have worn in the past. Make a list of clothes from your life. What do you remember? What was comfortable? What not so comfortable? What clothes did you really like to wear? Make a list of … Continue reading Fashion notes
Make a list of people who are important to you; people who you like to spend time with, people who you like to have in your life. They may be family or friends or people who you don’t know so well, but are still important, like a teacher, or the lady with old dog who … Continue reading My People
Here is another list for your ‘Book of Myself’. Make a list of all the animals in your life, now and in the past. Write each one on a separate line and add a little bit about them. You might find yourself with a poem. You might just have a list. You might want to … Continue reading Animals in my life
I thought we might begin the year with some thoughts about ourselves. It seems a good moment to capture something of who we are, just now. What are we thinking and feeling? What is important in our lives? Who are we? I am thinking that we could spend some time this week writing about our … Continue reading A book of myself
Words. Keep looking out for them. Collect them. List them. Value them. Stop worrying about WOW words and find the word that does the job. You know that nouns and verbs work hard for you. You have specialist knowledge -names of things you know well. Use them. So keep on gathering and listing. Don’t just … Continue reading Be specific
For those of us in school, the summer holidays are beginning. For those of us who have been at home for most of the last five months, summer holidays take on a new meaning. We are still in the same place. There are no lessons, but we are still here. How could we mark the … Continue reading Summer list
Names are important. Making up names can be fun. If you write stories, you may want to have a collection of names just in case you need an idea for a character. The poet, Alistair Reid, tells us that we should be good namers. We may all have to name something from time to time. … Continue reading Names
It is Easter Bank holiday and here we are still at home. Wouldn’t it be great to have a party? Who would you invite? What would you have to eat? What would you play? Maybe you would have some dancing. Why don’t you create an imaginary party? You could invite all sorts of people and … Continue reading Party!