The writing prompts invite postcrossers to write about a different topic on their postcards’ messages every month. These are just suggestions though — if you already know what you want to write about, or the recipient gives you some pointers, that’s great too!
Here in the UK, it’s already started to snow, which to me means it’s the ideal time to wrap up warm inside and do some daydreaming. So here’s a suggestion from Isaac (aka whitefroststreetboi) from our forum topic of suggestions for the monthly prompts:
As usual, I’ll go first! I have all sorts of dreams about what I’d do if I won the lottery! Most of them are sensible ones: buy a house, invest, put money into my pension fund, pay off my student loans, and donate a good chunk of it for people less fortunate. But let’s say you have plenty of money to do all those sensible things and do something a bit wilder, or fulfil a secret dream. What would you do?
I think my main indulgence would involve that house I mentioned after all, though. I have a lot of books already, and you can be sure that I’d buy more if I won the lottery! So I think I’d build myself a library, with plenty of room for expansion. I’d especially like to finish up my collection of British Library Crime Classics (I love the cover designs—wish I could send those as postcards!) and display them all together… and then it’d be nice to have a little reading nook or two in that library, to hide away and read.
So, what about you? What would you do, if you won the lottery? Do you have any big dreams you’d try to fulfil? You can tell us about them here, and use this as a prompt for your postcards this month if you’re not sure what to write!
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and then I would open a donkey sanctuary, donate to a small charity, and buy so many postcards and stamps, I would need a bigger house :)
But I'd like to buy some neighbouring proberty to build a house there for my parents, my sister, my nieces and me. We would have a big library and a swimming pool. Our old house could become a big garden.
And I would visit all the places in the world I've never been, like Scotland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Sweden...
For family: I would hope to ensure that everyone would be at least comfortable with no money worries 😀.
For others: I would hope to make a little difference by donating to worthy charities 😀.
I studied a lot about environment and climate change at school and I think it’s a big problem. I want to save endangered species, too 😊
But I would save a lot of it since the money can be gone really quick :)
Secondly I would donate money to American Cancer Society, Shriners hospital and St. Jude.
Thirdly, I would give money to my son to make his life better for he and his growing family.
Fourthly, I would buy a new car. Nothing fancy, just practical.
Fifth, I would keep enough money to afford some luxuries like a couple trips, and investment in my art business.
Firstly, I would buy a plot with a sea view and build a nice house.
Secondly, I would buy a good car.
Well, in the third, I would organize some kind of business.For example, the leasing of railway wagons.
- I have always loved hot air balloons. I would have a special shaped balloon made for me and hire a team so it could be flown all over the country to the balloon festivals.
- I would definitely save most of the money for the future. Save for the rainy day (that always comes).
2nd rule: keep your work. Stay there.
3rd rule: don't change your spending habits for at least half a year coming.
Things like tax avoidance strategies come automatically with it later on. You shouldn't do this in the first place.
Spending would be the worst thing to do with it - especially a house nowadays in developed regions in europe.
Maybe I'll spin up on Covid-19 antibody research, or I'd try to convince developed state governments to distribute vaccinations to developed countries because I think a larger worldwide first-vaccination-rate is much better than US and EU getting their thirds. I think I'd try to fight the "me first" scheme everybody falls into from time to time - trying to get that changed to an "everybody first, then me".
A: I would give all Postcrossers free stamps for a year. Then I would have a slave to lick all my Postcrossing stamps for me. I would buy Alcatraz and have all politicians incarcerated there. Finally, I would eat a peach and sip a cool pina colada. aboard my private yacht. .
If I win the lottery, I will buy my own apartment. A few years ago, I almost saved enough money, but when I was going to buy a set, the price of the apartment rose rapidly! Price of the apartment in our country are rising too fast. My money became insufficient to pay for a small one, so I had to keep waiting. Living with relatives at present, I feel that my privacy and space are very limited. Many people I know don't own real estate either. They can only choose to rent. The rent may go up at any time, and they may have to move frequently. However, when all their money is used to pay the rent, they are less likely to buy their own property in the future.
This story sounds boring, but it is true.
- find the best doctor to cure my brother illness
- buy a house for my mum
- invest in my father business to make it shine
- found an international association for the defense of nature and reforestation
- find the perfect home where my husband and I will have an edible forest garden and a cultural center
- explore the world as I could never before
- create an amazing home where my husband and I will live, where we will have an edible forest and a cultural center
Stay home from work and write postcards every day.
Donate some and make sure my kids can study whatever they want without needing a loan. Buy an apartment near our house for my mother and one on the Belgian coast for my father-in-law.
And fulfill it with multiple animals.
Donate to some useful projects to help people becoming autonomous too.
Opening a store that would be a mix: selling books, records, various objects, ... and organizing exhibitions there too, and why not a bit of food too, or at least a café with yummy pastries, and a coworking space, and propably well... I would buy the entire building, and let's see whait is possible to do with it :)
I would move to a warmer country, where the sun is always shining. And there have a house with a large craft room and all that stuff that I really 'need' but can't buy today
Buy a lot of champagne - my favourite drink
Help my son and grand children
Invest for the future
And just enjoy life
Je créerai une gigantesque librairie/bibliothèque publique...
J'achèterai un magnifique piano à queue.......
Personally, I just want to get out of debt, and then help my siblings get out of debt.
And hire a cleaning lady!
I would save some of it and do my best to increase my saving. I would spend some money for my masters' degree because in my country, there are private institutions who require a fortune for BA and MA degrees and some of them have very high- standard education quality. After my masters' program was over (and if I still had enough money), I would give up working and studying for a year and I would stay in either Oxford, Cambridge or in London. I would start writing my first book there.
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