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 poem is clear in the image. I’ve included it below: … Continue reading I have forgotten your fingertips
Last week started off gloomily with instructions from my local police force – and other police forces – that the UK lockdown meant people weren’t allowed to drive even a short distance to find open space to exercise. The thought that I’d be breaking the law if I drove somewhere nearby to stomp through woods and fields made me feel hemmed in, trapped and somewhat … Continue reading Corona Diary: Lockdown Continues
I’m not sure if this strange time had a proper beginning and I certainly can’t see its end. This week I haven’t wanted to be online much even though there has been an explosion of people offering online workshops, readings and classes. I’ve been slightly ill and still feel under the weather but I’m sure (more or less but who knows??) it’s not Covid-19. I’ve … Continue reading Corona Diary: Possibly Week 3 – but are you counting?
Things I’ve done this week for the first time in my life: attended a webinar about what older women want to read (unfortunately I kept losing my internet connection). went to my writing fiction class via Zoom (never heard of it before). Overheard comments: “I should’ve worn make-up!” “I’m not switching my camera on because I’m not fully dressed.” tried to learn a TikTok dance … Continue reading Corona Diary: One Week In
Hello out there, dear readers. I thought I’d share with you how I’m getting used to living in the new normal of a global pandemic. As yet, our household of four adults isn’t showing any signs of having the virus – no continuous coughing or high temperatures. Our daughter is a student at Oxford University where there are, I think, nine (or possibly more) confirmed … Continue reading Corona Diary – Day One