It’s my birthday week, YAY! And because I can’t invite you all home for a party, I’d like to offer you a present instead of a piece of this …

I’ve put together a little collection of some of my favourites of the writing prompts I’ve put up on twitter this last year, all sparkly and chocolately in goodness (you can even print it off and fold three times to make an almost-book. It’s OK, I’ve done it, it’s ‘nearly’ idiot-proof and it’s only two pages, we are not talking War and Peace here!).

Just send me your email (sarahsalway @ or leave it in a comment and I’ll whizz one along to your inbox.

And if that’s too ‘back to schooly’ for you, how about these three fine presents …

* the news that chocolate is good for you

* these wonderful mystery book sculptures from Edinburgh

* a completely irrelevant but happy making photograph of Russell Crowe in Gladiator:

Happy birthday to, er, me!