The Daily Post
Prompts you with both a question to answer if you want a prompt for writing a blog post, and a single word if you want a prompt for taking a photo or creating some other art work.
The One-Minute Writer
Prompts you with a question which you are encouraged to write an answer for within 60 seconds (there’s a timer included on the site).
Based on the game Rock, Paper Scissors, this version adds in the possibilities of Lizard (mimed with a hand in a sock puppet shape) and Spock (with the hand making a Vulcan salute).
Posted in House
Meditating is a way to relax your body, and calm and focus your mind. A body scan meditation in particular draws your awareness to each part of your body in turn so that you feel grounded and connected to the physical plane. You can use this meditation to find areas where you are manifesting stress, or parts of your body that are suffering pain.
Breathing exercises help you relax and relieve stress, and can improve your lung capacity.
- This is good to relax ready for bed, but can be used any time you want to relax, calm your mind or increase your focus.
- Inhale and exhale through the nose, counting to four each way.
- When this becomes easy, try breathing for six or eight beats each way.
I randomly came across this picture while browsing the internet;
Posted in Subjects
This mnemonic was traditionally taught to English schoolchildren to help them remember the monarchs of England and Great Britain.
Willie, Willie, Harry, Stee,
Harry, Dick, John, Harry three;
One, two, three Neds, Richard two,
Harrys four, five, six… then who?
Edwards four, five, Dick the bad,
Harrys twain and Ned the Lad;
Mary, Bessie, James the Vain,
Charlie, Charlie, James again…
William and Mary, Anna Gloria,
Four Georges, William and Victoria;
Edward, George, and both again,
Now Bessie Two and that’s the end.
This is a list of the monarchs who ruled first England, from 927, and subsequently the Kingdom of Great Britain, from 1707 until the present day. Taken from Wikipedia here and here. Continue reading
An overview of important events in English and British history dating from 1st century BC to the present day. Taken from Wikipedia. Continue reading
Posted in Subjects
I’ve seen this puzzle in a few places under a few names, and thought I’d have a go at solving it.
Read on to see the short solution (to the question of who owns the fish) and the full solution (of exactly who lives in which house, with their individual pets, drinks and cigars). Have a go at solving the puzzle yourself first. I worked it out simply by following the clues given, with the assumption that the clue stating ‘the green house is on the left of the white house’ meant that it was on the immediate left as so;
Posted in Misc
Tagged puzzle, riddle