How lockdown 2 is treating us
Nov17

How lockdown 2 is treating us

Well, here we are nearly two weeks in lockdown 2 – the second English national lockdown. How is it treating you? Does it feel the same as the first lockdown? For me personally, lockdown 2 doesn’t feel very different from the previous few weeks. In Gloucestershire, we were in tier 1 restrictions – which meant we could only meet in a group of six and that pubs and restaurants closed at 10pm. We weren’t going to...

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Silent Sunday 15.11.20
Nov15

Silent Sunday 15.11.20

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Freelance work ups and downs during Covid-19
Nov10

Freelance work ups and downs during Covid-19

I’ve been a freelance writer since 2014. I do mainly business journalism, plus writing copy for websites. I have three main clients and two intermittent ones, plus I might get one or two pieces of work a year from one-off clients. When Covid-19 hit, I had no idea what this would do to my work. I was very lucky. Two of my clients actually gave me more work and one gave me the same amount. This was especially lucky because...

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Silent Sunday 8.11.20
Nov08

Silent Sunday 8.11.20

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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Nov06

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge became the must-read of the summer. The book was published in 2017, but had a big surge in popularity this year. White people wanted to know where they were going wrong and how they could be more supportive to black people. I’m a bit late to the party here,...

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