Letters From Cardiff in Lockdown

We Are Cardiff is a popular blog page about the city, its people and its culture. They have launched a series, inviting people to write Letters from Cardiff in lockdown. Each piece from the contributors shows their perspective on how COVID19 has changed things for them – as long as you don’t use the word unprecedented.

Dressed up to hoover
It’s ok to get dressed up to the 9s, drink wine and do the housework – right?!

Letter to the Unknown Soldier

Earlier this year, whilst doing some housekeeping on my Ancestry subscription (yes, I’m a massive family history geek!), I discovered a letter I wrote in 2014 to the Unknown Soldier project.  It was published on 14-18 Now on 6th August 2014. Even though it was written about World War One, I feel it is relevant as we approach the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe. It was an emotional re-read for me…

Cardiff 1915
The old Locomotive Inn at the corner of Broadway and Nora Street in 1912, a 5-minute walk from your home

7 things successful women are thinking

By tapping into positive patterns that work for others, can help you achieve your goals. Like many during this lockdown period, we have been educating ourselves with online seminars and encouraging our creativity, to keep our minds ticking over and becoming our better selves. I have noticed a trend in the things mentioned, and have compiled a list of seven things successful women are thinking, doing and saying.

woman wearing white t shirt and blue denim bottoms
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Staying Social while Distancing

We are either in isolation or in our own kind of lockdown. With fewer colleagues at work, if you are still in the ‘office’, and less social interactions, technology is enabling us to constantly talk to each other. Lots of communication happens through writing, and it is now normal to send and deal with an onslaught of messages every day. All of this writing brings us closer together, and stay connected.

woman in gray sweat shirt sitting beside window
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