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Thoughtful Tuesdays: Unplugged

by Eithne Cullen Our theme for this week’s magazine is 'Unplugged'. We’ve been cut off and plugged in for a long time now. Everyone says: 'What would we have done without the technology we’ve got?' For me, the theatres streaming performances has been a real lifesaver, a reminder of normal life. And ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Standing Together

by Eithne Cullen This week, our theme is ‘Standing Together’ celebrating BAME voices and I have some fabulous pieces to share. I’m lucky to have been sent pieces from people I work with and share my writing with, in a group we all belong to. ‘Write Next Door’ currently meets weekly on ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Moving Sideways

by Eithne Cullen I think we’re coming to a place where we can see the end of the worst of lockdown. We’re watching other countries with interest to see how they are treating the virus and what impact easing lockdown measures will have. Here at Write On! we’re thinking about the changes ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Values

by Eithne Cullen In Oscar Wilde’s play Lady Windemere’s Fan, Lord Darlington says that a cynic is ‘A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.’ Like many of the things Wilde wrote, this has slipped into common usage as a saying and could equally apply to a ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Bringing The Outside In

by Eithne Cullen The theme for this week’s magazine is Bringing The Outside In. We thought this was a good topic as, in these lockdown days, we’re all trying to bring the world into our homes in a number of ways. I’ve been settling down to watch streamed theatre and loving it. ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: A Sense Of Nature

by Eithne Cullen The theme for this week’s extra pages is A Sense Of Nature and it's really appropriate for the times we find ourselves in. Firstly, with our false feeling of being imprisoned, we can look out and marvel at how nature goes on despite governments, a virus and the imposition ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Upskilling

by Eithne Cullen I thought I’d start today’s page on the theme of Upskilling, with a little advice. The government is telling us to be alert. And I’m all for them telling us to be alert, as the old graffiti said: Britain needs lerts! All over the country, people are learning new skills, ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Mind The Gap

by Eithne Cullen This week, our theme of 'Mind The Gap' reminds us what a diverse bunch we are: our writing community, our neighbourhood, our city or country. It’s all part of the richness of the world we inhabit; we are not the same and do not all think and feel ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Keeping Your Head

by Eithne Cullen Tuesday Thoughts turn to Keeping Your Head this week. It’s generally accepted that, after this state of lockdown, the fear and anxiety we suffer will be with us for some time. In a recently published poll, almost three-quarters of Britons say they will be 'very nervous' about leaving ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: The New Normal

by Eithne Cullen Maya Angelou said: "If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." We’ve been tested to adapt to a way of life we’ve never known before. What’s passing for normal these days is very different from what we’re used to, and ...