Why do we write? What is it about our stories and information that means that we have to keep it in the written form?
There might not be much travel going on, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stop exploring. It turns out I don’t know about half of the beauty just a few minutes past my own front door.
When we leave this lockdown, the first thing I will be heading for are the variety of live cultural events in order to really connect with the arts, the artists and the people who love it with me.
Tonight is World Book Night. And to coincide with this event, it was revealed that many more people are turning to books to see them through the lockdown.
I will come out of this with incredibly square eyes. But, I’ll feel slightly better thanks to it!
How can I become more patient with my garden? Or does my garden just need to recognise it needs to hurry up this year?
I am not a fan of the current fad in news broadcasting: the Skype (or similar) connection to talking heads. The connections invariably fail, stutter and the mouth and the voice become, strangely, separated.
I’m sure that the millions of pounds raised so far is going to good causes. I hope it is being used responsibly and makes a difference. I hope, too, it is not used as an excuse to reduce funding in the future because the public will pick up the difference.
Chris Cassidy, one of the US astronauts, told the Associated Press: “…and where were you when coronavirus was happening […] I’ll have my own interesting story to tell”.
What stories shall we tell?
Whilst there might not be much inspiration from the world outside, I decided I would actively look for stimuli during lockdown (not including the internet!).