Guess Who?

This week we are writing about famous people: here, elsewhere, past or present. But there’s a special condition: write what you like, but don’t mention the person’s name!

And don’t make it too easy, either. If you are writing about someone really famous, be “economical with the truth”, as somebody once said.

The idea: write about your famous person. Our readers will then reply with a comment to guess who he or she is or was.

The contributor who attracts the most comments will get an Honourable Mention – and maybe a prize.

Surf over now to the ‘Famous People‘ page!

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Our Favourite Times…

… of day, week and year. People are writing about this again!

To see what they’re saying, navigate over to our Favourite Times page.

Antonella writes, “My favourite time of day is eight in the morning because I love to have a hearty breakfast while reading and think I have a whole day before me.”

Andrea writes, “My favourite day of the week is Saturday because, in the evening, I go out with my friends to go to dinner or somewhere nice.”

Alessandro writes, “My favourite month is May because it is the month of my birthday.”

Barbara writes, “My favourite public holiday are Christmas, the 25th April and the 1st May.”

Then have your say.  It’s easy peasy: go down to the bottom of the page, click on “Now You Write”, and follow instructions.

 

Men and Women: How True are the Stereotypes?

That’s what we’re talking about right now. Some people have said:

“I think it is true that women are less interested in sport than men. I can say that because when my boyfriend and his friends watch football matches on TV, me and the other girls, prefer to do something else, like putting polish on our nails.” – Melania

MEN TALK MORE ABOUT THINGS;WOMEN TALK MORE ABOUT PEOPLE: In my opinion, it is true. I hear often women talking about other people (friends,their bosses etc) while men talk more about football, cars and women! – Giacomo

WOMEN ARE BETTER AT MULTITASKING THAN MEN: I really agree. Very few men can do all sorts of things at once.– Valentina

Now have your say.  Go over to the Stereotypes page and add your comment!

Easter Holidays

Enjoy your Easter break, everyone!

But … don’t miss opportunities to practise. Are you going anywhere special?

If you are, write about your experiences, either here or in the section on “Our Trips”.

Answer these simple questions:

Where did you go?

Who did you go with?

How did you get there?

What was the food like?

What were the people like…?

Any other questions you can think of?

We look forward to reading about your trip!

The Editor is off to Malaga, Spain, and then for a short drive round southwestern Andalusia. Back on 26 April.

Stereotypes: Truth or Lazy Thinking?

This week we’re talking about stereotypes, typically those around men and women. What are your thoughts? Go to our “Stereotypes” page and join the discussion. However, remember our ‘good habits’ policy: don’t be offensive in any way. Our objective is a useful discussion in which we all learn something.

Are You Happy?

Monday 20 March was International Happiness Day. According to the World Happiness Report, Norway is the happiest country in the world.

The United Kingdom is at no. 19 in the happiest country rankings. Italy, surprisingly, is at no. 48 – below Uruguay, Qatar, Guatemala, Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia, among others.

Surprisingly, in view of Italy’s beautiful land- and seascapes, food, artistic heritage and general lifestyle.

So we’d love to hear from you. What makes you happy? Go straight to our “Happiness Is…” page, and add your ideas.

It couldn’t be easier: just go down to the bottom of the page to where it says  “Now You Write”, write your comment, fill in your name and email address – which is never made public, by the way – and then click “Post Comment”.

Never worry about mistakes – the Editor can help you with corrections.

We’re looking forward to your ideas of happiness!

Our Favourite Times

Check out this page. Then write in to tell us about your favourite times – times of day, days of the week, months, seasons or public holidays.

The most original Favourite Times will get an Honourable Mention.

Watch this space!