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Have you ever written a Lipogram? They are very difficult, but not impossible and can be a fun way to spend an hour or two!

Our friend and contributor Shirley Barsby wrote one at the end of last year for us. Snow At Midnight and it has had over 1250 page view so far as at 6/5/15!

I would like Oapschatters to write a 100-150 word Lipogram and then enter into a competition I am running!

What does the word Lipogram mean? A text that purposefully excludes a particular letter of the alphabet. Adjective: lipogrammatic.

http://grammar.about.com/od/il/g/lipogram.htm  An even more detailed explanation and history can be found here.

For the purposes of this competition, you are being given a choice for the letter you would like to leave out. I have chosen A or E or T.

Margy books

Two winners will each win one of these super signed books!

The competition will run until the end of May. Two prizes are on offer. A signed copy of The Wedding Diary and a signed copy of Magic Sometimes Happens by best selling author Margaret James.

I am asking a friend of mine to judge the entries and she will not know the names of the people who have entered.

This should prove to be a lot of fun I think. I may even have a go myself!!

Details of competition date will be up on the Home page of the website later this month. Please email your entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please make sure your Lipogram has a Title and that you include your Name on your email.

Good luck everyone!

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Who Am I?

Hi, my name is Janice and I am the founder of www.OAPSchat.co.uk.This stands for Optimistic and ProActive Seniors Chat. OAPSchat was born in April 2013 as a Facebook page. To date there are over 1460 FB likes. It was in November 2013 that I decided I had enough material and confidence to launch the website.

Since that day, I have been writing articles on all kinds of topics. ranging from hobbies, holidays, food and drink, memories, families, finance and much much more. I now have over one hundred and thirty seven wonderful contributors to date and articles on all different subjects are posted on a daily basis. Over 1400 articles can be read now! Members can comment via disqus, FB and Twitter.

Raffles are held monthly, sometimes more often. A newsletter goes out once a month with my plans for the coming weeks. I am an Independent Happy List Winner 2014 for founding the website.

Loneliness is a big scourge on our society worldwide and the website helps combat this awful isolation by coming together and sharing our thoughts and ideas. OAPSchat is well and truly born now and I hope it will continue to thrive. With your support, I'm confident it will!

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