Alphaday bulletins

Alphaday 6 Season XI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 6, the first Alphaday of 2015 and the very best Alphaday of the year so far. I’m imitating the weatherman here, who, on the evening of the 1st of January, proclaimed that day to have been the warmest day of the year so far. Of course these first days of…

Alphaday 5 – Season XI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 5, Season XI, and what a busy day this is promising to be! I’ll leave the seasonal greetings for a bit. This is our last Alphaday in 2014, and the festive season is looming, but I’m sure we’ve got plenty to share and things to discuss before we switch off…

Alphaday 4 – Season XI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 4, Season XI. The season is now in full swing and we’ve no sooner polished off one challenge and marvelled at the variety of takes on what seemed like a simple brief, than another one rolls in demanding attention and inspired, well-crafted writing; add that to our other activities and…

Alphaday 3 – Season XI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 3, Season XI. This is it – at long last! We’ve finally set everything in motion, we’ve hoisted all the sails, and the Alpha season is about to show off its full potential. Everything that’s on offer is provided by courtesy of Alpha members. Your input makes up all the…

Alphaday 2 – Season XI

Hi Alphas,   Welcome to Alphaday 2, Season XI.   We’ve made a start. It’s still early days and the Alpha mechanism needs a bit of cranking up before all the cogs, levers and pulleys are operational and purring away at optimal capacity.   I think you’ll enjoy what’s on offer today. Most of you…

Alphaday 1 – Season XI

Hi Alphas,   Snip!   I’ve cut the virtual ribbon and Alpha Season XI is now open!   A big and warm welcome to you all on this Alphaday 1.   About half of us still remember that day in September 2004 when we first met. Others only just missed one or a few of…

Alphaday 1 minus 1 – Season XI

Hi Alphas,   I hope you’re enjoying a blissful break from the Alpha routine. Nothing lasts forever though, and perhaps you’re now beginning to long for the company of those who’ll remind you that what you really want to do is to write something brilliant. The good news is (if that’s the case) that Alpha…

Alpha Season X – Alphaday 11 Bulletin

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 11. We’re definitely approaching the summer break now. Summer? Well, there’s a lot of vegetation activity out there and it looks gorgeous… especially when the sun shines and it’s reasonably warm. But we don’t call it the ‘summer’ break in Alpha lingo anyway, because for some of our members the…

Alpha Season X – Alphaday 10 Bulletin

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 10. We’ve still got a full programme for today, and I hope you’ll make the most of it. Alpha seasons are like that, you see. There’s the build-up at the beginning of the season, which allows members to get their bearings and tune in to the Alpha routine. Then there’s…

Alpha Season X – Alphaday9 Bulletin

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 9. Spring has definitely sprung here in the northern hemisphere, and those of you who’re not part of it, I think, are missing out on this feeling that everything is accelerating… including the Alpha season. There’s so much going on, so many matters germinating in this propitious atmosphere that we…

Alpha Season X – Alphaday 8 Bulletin

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 8. Somehow it seems to me that no sooner have I struggled hard to establish our wonderful Alpha routine, than it’s time to apologise for the monotony of it. I can offer you no fresh surprises this time, I’m afraid; the programme is the same as always. But points on…

Alpha Season X – Alphaday 7 Bulletin

Hi All, Welcome to Alphaday 7. Isn’t it strange that we’ve already worked our way through one half of Season X? Six Alphadays either side of today and five out of ten challenges dusted off so far… There are suitable clichés for the occasion: ‘Time flies’ (very banal), ‘Time and tide wait for no man’…

Alpha Season X – Alphaday Bulletin 6

Hi All, Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all got nicely out of 2013 and into 2014: A perfect, clean page for us to fill with all the good things in life; may it live up to expectations. We’ve had a long break over the holidays. Few people apart from Alphas have the privilege of…

Alpha Season X: Alphaday 5

Hello Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 5. The season gets busier and busier and very exciting as we try to keep up with it all. Here’s another Alphaday with a lot of treats coming your way which I hope, and believe, you’ll all enjoy. Outline of today’s menu: This bulletin from me as per usual The…

Alpha Season X: Alphaday 3

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 3, Season X. This is the real thing. All the little wheels and cogs have been set in motion and the Alpha season’s machinery is purring contentedly like a well-oiled cat. Well done, Alphas. Every one of you has contributed something to the feast of writing treats that we’ll enjoy…

Alpha Season X: Alphaday 2

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 2, Season X. Every new season has its limbering up period and our muscles gradually get into full swing by the time we reach Alphaday 3. We’ve made a good start and today’s treats include the following: This bulletin from me The Log from Margie The collated entries for Challenge…