Most weekends, even now, my mornings look like this:
I get up, incredibly slowly, and get excited if there’s even the smallest sliver of sunshine sneaking through the blind.
I set up my laptop, book, journal and pens on the kitchen table.
I make toast and a coffee (which is always in my favourite white-and-beige Crail Pottery cup. Making sure I take the time to appreciate the smallest of things, especially just now).
And then I read. I go on Bloglovin’, scanning the feed for articles from the bloggers and websites I follow, and enjoy them as I eat. I head over to the Guardian, where I catch up on breaking news and then usually end up at the book section. Then I’ll look up, into our tiny garden, and see the birds and the occasional lone bumblebee dart around the grass.
There are a few articles I’ve found over the past few days that I wanted to share.
I might start doing this more regularly, not only that you might like them too, but also so that I can reread them (instead of keeping a few dozen tabs open on my computer at all times… bet there’s more than a few of you out there with a bustling browser right now!)
A letter to the UK from Italy, written by an Italian novelist (beautifully poetic and heartbreaking) via the Guardian.
Some people, an essay — “Take heart: you are not the only person experiencing what you are going through. But be mindful: not everyone is having the same experience you are.”
The four possible timelines for life returning to normal, via The Atlantic.
I fell in love with this article and its ‘sequel’! Lines of classic novels, rewritten for social distancing (oh, and I’m now subscribed to Literary Hub via Bloglovin’. How have I missed out on this website in all my years online?!)
How to explore Scotland from your own doorstep, without the need to travel (TLDR: find your local footpaths!) via Love From Scotland.
I found this book mentioned somewhere and like the sound of it.
Finding lovely little charitable initiatives like this.
Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend so far, and take care.