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Christmas Pudding, cookery. recipes, Open Participants 2021, The Network

Stir Up Sunday

Today is Stir-up Sunday, the day when families gather around stir their homemade Christmas pudding on the last Sunday before advent begins. I made mine yesterday, as it takes seven hours to steam and we take lunch over to my MiL on Sundays. It’s a Mrs Beeton recipe, and fingers crossed it tastes as good as it smells. “Xmas Pudding” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license Thinking about charms to put into this for a […]

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Meet the Hehefo

“Hehefo” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license I’m not sure I understood the instructions for today’s Daily Create (not that I ever have a problem ignoring them, but I like to know what I am breaking!). Anyway here’s what I did: Decided to use the “what3words” for the cottage that we are staying in next week. One I’d chosen these, I headed over to NightCafe and asked it to “Please create me an insect based […]

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Haikus for learning

Over the last month I’ve been participating in the Active Learning Network (ALN) CPD Series. This has consisted in a set of webinars with each one facilitated by a different members of the ALN CPD organising team, and three presenters each week giving a version of the activity from their book chapter in the 100 Ideas for Active Learning book. This has been a fantastic series, and I’ve come away from each of them with lots of ideas. The one […]

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The Wind. A Song by ChatGPT

“Windy” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license Today’s Daily Create asks: What does the wind say to you today? Does it whisper softly in your ear, or shout right into your face? Write a song about the wind. Bonus points for singing it to us. I turned to ChatGPT and asked it to: write a song with 4 verses and a chorus on the subject of the wind. In the first verse the wind whispers, […]

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Ode to Starlight, the Eternal Dancer

Starlight by Andrew DeVries flickr photo by Dogtrax shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Today’s Daily Create asks us to write a poem or piece of prose about this image and also what she is dancing to if we like. This statue reminded me of a statue of Shiva that lives in a local museum, so I asked ChatGPT to “please write me a classic ode about the goddess starlight dancing to overcome the ignorance of humanity” and this is the result. O […]

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Ode to the Moon

By ChatGPT #tdc4292 #ds106 #WriteOut  “Full moon” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license Ode to the Moon, celestial queen of night, In your gentle glow, we find pure delight. With silvery beams that softly grace the skies, You reign in splendor, a sight to mesmerize. Your tranquil face, so serene and bright, Illuminates the darkest hours of night. A guardian of dreams, you watch from above, Filling the world with your radiant love. In your […]

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