Despite a sizzling schedule I'm participating in Alex's blogfest as his are always quick and easy, or appear to be. Getting around to a gazillion participants is no fun though.
In case you don't get to the bottom of this post (now, what am I suggesting?) I'd like to tell you about another game I like to play. That is entering short story contests. This Narrative online mag is one of my favourites and the deadline is June 15. You have to pay a small fee to play but there's lots of dollars if you win a place.
Now let's get into Alex's fun and games. Here are my favourite games.
GAME NO 1: CODEWORDS
These little books are surprisingly hard to find at times as they get buried under a pile of Sudoku, Crosswords and Word Searches, but I always like to have a book of Codewords on the go. Luckily, they're now available online too. They look like the one below. Each letter in this puzzle is represented by a number 1-26. You then crack the code and solve the crossword. Every letter of the alphabet is used at least once. Three letters are already in place to get you started (you can find puzzles that increase the level of difficulty by only giving you 2 letters, 1 letter or none at all.)
GAME NO 2: MONOPOLY (who could ever get sick of this old favourite?) There's been adapations made to it over the years, but being a purist, I prefer the original. I just checked online and there's at least 44 versions in English so I'm sure there are many, many more. There seems to be a Monopoly for every taste.
Monopoly: Chronicles of Narnia Edition
GAME NO 3: SOLITAIRE
One of the best ways (other than blogging) to procrastinate between scenes of my current WIP. Perhaps it's the most-played online game? I wouldn't know. It really gives your brain a boost. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
QUEENSLAND DAY JUNE 6.
Today is Queensland Day. I know there are quite a few history buffs out there, so this is for you:
Generally the day is incorporated into a week of celebrations which focus on the State's history and development, the people of Queensland and their achievements.
It acknowledges the birth of Queensland as a self-governing colony, the anniversary of the date on which Queen Victoria (there's that woman again!) signed documents granting Queensland the right to its own representative government and appointing Queensland's first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
From 1859 to 1901, Queensland had the status of a self-governing colony. From 1 January 1901, Queensland became one of the six founding States of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Since 1981, Queensland's birthday has been officially celebrated and promoted by the State Government.
The highlight of celebrations is the "Queenslander of the Year" award which is formally announced by the Governor, and the "Young Queenslander of the Year" award.