A simple birthday cake with five candles in the dark, on a table.

Turning thirty in a pandemic: why I’m grateful for my isolation celebration

Not only was it the start of a new decade, but I would be entering it in entirely alien circumstances. While a year ago I would have imagined a good old family ‘do’, a large gathering, a night out with friends, a fancy meal, or a city break abroad, I would instead be spending the day mostly on my own, in the confines of my one-bedroom flat, as many others will have experienced this year.

Three sparrows sitting on a railing

Poem | The Outside

I wrote this poem quite early on in lockdown for a poetry submission on the theme of nature.

It didn't get picked, so I thought I'd share it on here. Waste not, want not!