Music Composers Trivia

These are all famous composers. I rediscovered some scribbled notes from various (unidentified) sources when tidying my music studio, so I’m wondering how to adapt this collected trivia to an activity for my students. See how you score! Answers at the bottom of the blog. Who was a priest, and a teacher at an orphanage […]

Is your child ready for school?

“Readiness” is usually a minor matter to parents who both work and are able to extend working hours once the preschooler reaches school age. But how ready is the youngster? Has enough been done to make that transition easier?  The following (exhaustive!) list could have eager parents patting themselves on the back; it could have […]

Puzzle Answers…. Mental Flexibility

These are the answers to the 20-question puzzle posted yesterday. Please don’t peep until you’ve had a go!! If you’d like some harder associations, please make a COMMENT. How many scored 20/20 or very close? 54 Cards in a Deck (with a Jack). 26 Letters of the Alphabet. 12 Signs of the Zodiac. 1001 Arabian […]

Quick measure of your Mental Flexibility!

This is a PUZZLE where older people will probably score best.  Simply complete each association below. Each letter is the start of a word. Many of these are in an old test I found (source not given). If you REALLY need the answers, they’ll be in my next blog… And if you need harder ones, make […]

Finger-Nibbling at Midnight

A celebration of the Wonderful Words in the World of Freelance Writing.                                                                                                                                                                                 I wrote this after completing a writers’ course on Non-fiction writing. I recall the writers’ course which got me hooked. In the early hours of my last day I contemplated our collective beginning. With newly-nibbled nails I tapped out the result of that week’s […]

PAST IT, Part Two to finish the story

This completes the story from my last blogpost. It is a story from FIFTEEN REASONS FOR A LATE NIGHT, the first of my two short story anthologies. Comments are welcome! as are any emailed enquiries if you’d like to purchase the anthologies [felicity.logan@compassnet.co.nz] The following day her visitors head for the mall. “I’ll stay home, […]