Archive Page - 2020 April

Make a Nesting Now

written April 27, 2020 by Nicky Torode

In Start the Week Write Online today we took inspiration from the Danish practice of ‘hygge’ – the art of taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. As the Little Book of Hygge notes it’s more about the atmosphere and experience of something rather

Reading for inspiration – beginning on Thursday

written April 4, 2020 by Nicky Torode

During these unsettling times, one constant which helps me relax, experience joy and excitement  is reading fiction. And in these self-isolating times, I miss chatting with others about stories that inspire. Book to join the one-hour workshop. You’ll receive some flash fiction shorts to read

Centre down, in lockdown

written April 1, 2020 by Nicky Torode

In Start the Week Write online this week we explored Lynn Ungar’s poem, Pandemic, in which she invites us to ‘center down.’ ‘What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath – the most scared of times?’ A thought-provoking poem which had