Yesterday I printed off fifty of our SMILE cards, laminated them and prepared a small opackage to drop into the Dreamsai food box in Morrissons tomorrow. I am inviting Dreamsai to purt these into their parcvels of love in the New Year.
Also yesterday I brainstormed a quiz - A QUIZ FOR COPS which I will type up, print out and deliver to Milton Keynes Cop Shop on Monday 4th January 2021.
See if you can answer some of the brainstormed questions on the left.
WHOSE CALL SIGN WAS Z-VICTOR-ONE ?
WHAT DETECTIVE DOES FORMER BIRDS OF A FEATHER STAR PAULINE QUIRK PLAY ?
HE WAS IN THE SWEENEY, MINDER AND NEW TRICKS. WHO IS HER ?
I make regular visits to Oakgrove School taking SMILE CARDS and tubs of sweets for the staff room thanking the teachers for the amazing work they are doing during these hard times. I plan to write a QUIZ FOR TEACHERS which I will take in on Monday 18th January, one the school has settled into the new regime and the covid testing programme.
Come on you teachers reading this. WHAT WAS ROSLA ? And WHAT WAS ITA ?
Four AM moment - my head is birsting with questions to add to this quiz.
I keep say ing this but my heart bleeds for our TEENAGERS who are going through the hardest time of all during the pandemic. I am going to write a quiz for them: THINGS TO ASK YOUR GRANDDAD. If a kid is not able to see his grandparents then I want to encourage a bit of letter writing with questions like;
WHAT WERE DRAINPIPES ?
WHAT WAS SHORT BACK AND SIDES ?
YOUR GRANDDAD MAY BE A BIT TOO EMBARASSED TO TELL YOU BUT ASK HIM WHAT WAS S.W.A.L.K ?
Every week across 2021 I will be sending SMILE cards to different wards on our hospitals: NHSsmiles.com The first will be sent out on Monday 4th January. With these, every week, there will be an NHS QUIZ. A couple of quetions:
WHICH DOCTORS WORKED FROM ARDEN HOUSE ?
WHAT WAS THE NUMBER OF THE EMERGENCY WARD ?
WHAT SO THE LETTERS M A S H STAND FOR ?
Have you ever read Jules Verne's novel AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS ? I have in my head some silly, fun geography quiz questiins we can send to residents in care homes along with our smile cards.
Now obviously sending these kisses of love and smiles during 2021 has a cost. This appeared in my e-mail inbox this morning:
Printer ink is my single biggest expenditure. For 2021 KISSES and SMILES I think I will need
One of my most populat books right now is A QUIZ A DAY KEEPS OLD AGE AWAY. It is not a story book but a collection of one thousand quiz questions I wrote during the pandemic to keep my Mum (92 years old) and my Dad (95 years old) activie in their minds. CHECK IT OUT.
I am thinking that as we send out quiz after quiz to different people blowing kisses and making smiles these could be gathered together in a new book: WHO NEEDS A PUB TO HAVE A QUIZ.
I guess I am going to have a load more 4am moments in order to come up with 1,000 different questions for that book.