Corona Diaries, Corona Diary, Digital Writing

Once upon a lockdown

Whichever way you look at it, lockdown is coming to an end in England, and gradually elsewhere in the UK, too.  Non-essential shops are open, churches are open for quiet prayer, public transport is running, roads are much, much busier, businesses are opening up although everyone is expected to keep two metres apart and wear… Continue reading Once upon a lockdown

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I have forgotten your fingertips

This is the first creative piece I've made for my Time to Write commission from Paper Nations which I wrote about in a previous post.  Paper Nations have asked for creative responses to 'isolation'. I've used text from The Guardian newspaper and found natural materials from my garden.   I hope the text of the… Continue reading I have forgotten your fingertips

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Paper Nations: Time to Write

Paper Nations is an arts organisation which commissions writers throughout the South West of England to create new work. Earlier this year, they ran a scheme called 'Time to Write' and invited writers who face particular barriers (time, money, location, opportunity) to apply for up to £1,000 to enable them to develop a writing project.… Continue reading Paper Nations: Time to Write

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Lockdown Week 7: Quiet and Slow

Very little to write about this week.  Where I live, in West Wiltshire, there is a vague sense that something is about to change, possibly because of the government's new slogan (Stay Alert!) and ahead of Boris Johnson's broadcast to the nation tonight.  We've noticed more cars on the road and there seem to be… Continue reading Lockdown Week 7: Quiet and Slow

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Corona Diary: One month in

It's one month since we started lockdown in the UK and about six weeks since I wrote my first blog post about this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. People talk about not knowing what day it is, about time passing slowly, or quickly, or both; one day merging into the next, sleep patterns disrupted, routines… Continue reading Corona Diary: One month in