Project 366 2020 Weeks 26 & 27
Jul04

Project 366 2020 Weeks 26 & 27

Week 27 of 2020 – more than halfway through the year. The last couple of weeks saw another family get older. And still we are in some form of lockdown (week 15!). Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 173 – Sunday 21st June – Father’s Day, although we’re not particularly big on Father’s Day in our house. The kids did buy my husband small presents, but my husband lost his own dad when he...

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Jul03

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You is the debut novel of Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere, which I read earlier this year. I loved Little Fires, so thought I  would give Everything I Never Told You a go. Set in the 1970s, and flashing back to the 1950s, it tells the story of the Lees – a Chinese-American family. It starts with the chilling words: Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. Lydia is 16 and the...

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Lockdown: Life in the village
Jul01

Lockdown: Life in the village

We live in a ‘semi-rural location’ in Gloucestershire – a village reasonably close to a town. The village has a high proportion of residents in their 60s, 70s and above, and not many kids. During lockdown, we’ve spent a lot of time walking round the village. With no friends locally, the kids are usually with us. We see the same things and same people every day. It’s a bit like This Country combined with Groundhog Day. We have...

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Lockdown: Missing the isolation
Jun29

Lockdown: Missing the isolation

I’ve spent the last six and a bit years working for myself at home. After 15 years with the banter of a busy office, I wasn’t sure how I would cope with the isolation, but I’ve loved it. I do get the odd bout of loneliness and I’m always ready to see the kids at the end of the day, but I enjoy my solitude. I’ve got myself a good routine of mainly work, a few chores and a bit of the ‘me time’...

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Silent Sunday 28.6.20
Jun28

Silent Sunday 28.6.20

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