Silent Sunday 31.1.21
Jan31

Silent Sunday 31.1.21

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American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Jan29

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

I read a review of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins early last year, and decided I wanted to read it. I then completely forgot what it was about, but I trusted 2020 me to have made the right decision and eventually got a copy of it for Christmas. Set in modern day Acapulco, one of the most dangerous cities in the world, American Dirt is the story of Lydia and her son, Luca. Lydia has it all – she owns a bookshop, her husband is...

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‘Parkrun saved my life’
Jan27

‘Parkrun saved my life’

My dad is making a remarkable recovery from being seriously ill with Covid-19 in December. While many younger adults who weren’t ill enough to be hospitalised are still struggling with breathlessness months after their diagnosis, my dad doesn’t get breathless and gets a little bit stronger every day. He can now walk for over a mile and does lots of jobs around the house. Not bad for a man who came off a ventilator on 16th...

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How is lockdown 3 treating us?
Jan25

How is lockdown 3 treating us?

So we are three weeks into lockdown 3. How is treating us? And how is it treating you? The third national lockdown wasn’t entirely unexpected. Anyone who was taken by surprise by it clearly wasn’t watching the news. With Covid-19 infections and deaths soaring during December, and hospitals and NHS staff being pushed to their limits, it felt pretty much inevitable. I’ve heard of a lot of people finding lockdown 3...

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Silent Sunday 24.1.21
Jan24

Silent Sunday 24.1.21

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