As we approach two years of pandemic life, I’m realising more and more that it’s unrealistic to expect my writing habits to have remained unchanged in this time. I’m not the person I was in January 2020. Neither are you.
Here are some things I loved during September 2021 (yes, this post is a little late, but life is busy like that!)
Naturally, to mark Libraries Week 2021, I penned a poem, celebrating these special places. Happy reading!
To mark five years of blogging on this site, here are five things the last year has taught me about writing.
AD - Press ticket | I was invited along to Beats and Eats Southampton, run by The Village Popup, who work to bring events like this to us lot in the south of the UK. It promised a day of great food accompanied by great music – a winning combination!
AD - PR ticket | Being well aware of my reignited love of art, local illustrator Amy Harwood kindly invited me a long to one of her first 'in person' workshops since the pandemic began – a botanical lettering event hosted in Southampton city-centre eatery The Lunch Lounge.
Three months. I think this is the longest I’ve gone without posting on this here blog since I started it in 2017.
I’m talking about the kind you get after socialising with gusto. The hangover that leaves you emotionally and physically drained, without the need for one too many daiquiris the night before (though the two do often come in hand in hand).
I've become somewhat of a social media addict. I'm not sure if it's been exacerbated by the last year of lockdowns and deprivation of human contact, but that there is my confession. So when my lovely friend Bronwen asked me to write an essay on the theme of Vanity for her passion project, Artemis, I knew I had to address this issue, and perhaps even tackle it head on.
While we’re all seeing more of the inside of each other’s homes on our screens, it’s more important than ever to be honest, accepting and non-judgemental about the places we live in.