It's just occurred to me I haven't actually written anything for ages.
Yes I dribble on with this blog everyday but it's not proper writing. Proper writing involves a pen, paper, an envelope and an address. When was the last time you actually wrote a handwritten letter to someone?
I don't think we do it enough. It's all emails, texts and msn messenger. There's something very special about getting a personal letter that someone has taken the time to write you (unless it's in crayon - and then you just worry and/or call the police.)
So today my challenge to everyone is to write one handwritten letter to someone. Perhaps someone you haven't spoken to for years or perhaps someone who you've just spoken to just a moment ago. Anyone - but you have to write it by hand.
I reckon it would make their day.
So here's the joke ...
A man and a woman who have never met before find themselves in the same sleeping carriage of a train. After the initial embarrassment they both go to sleep, the woman on the top bunk, the man on the lower.
In the middle of the night the woman leans over, wakes the man and says, "I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm awfully cold and I was wondering if you could possibly get me another blanket."
The man leans out and, with a glint in his eye, says, "I've got a better idea... just for tonight, let's pretend we're married."
The woman thinks for a moment. "Why not?" she giggles.
"Great," he replies, "Get your own damn blanket!"
Mental Maths time and controversy reigned supreme with this one. If you turn a six upside down what does it become?
YOUR STARTING NUMBER TODAY IS ... 23
divided by 7
take off 27
divided by 3
turn it upside down
AND THAT'S YOUR FINAL ANSWER ... 9