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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 ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Keep Calm And..?

by Eithne Cullen I’m excited to be editing this page on this 21st April, just two days before we celebrate |the birth of William Shakespeare. (Some argue and say the records say his baptism was 23rd April, so there’s a little dispute, but most of us celebrate this day). I’d like ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Telling The Grandchildren…

by Eithne Cullen Today we’re reflecting on what we’re going to tell our children and grandchildren when this is all over. I suppose, like me, you’ve been getting lots of funny cartoons and videos from your friends to cheer and amuse. It’s a great way of lightening the mood and keeping ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Coming Together

by Eithne Cullen The theme for this week’s Extra pages is We Need You! and it’s all about coming together.   There’s no better time to reflect on the ways people are getting together to make the best use of our time in isolation or lock-down. All kinds of organisations are offering daily ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Spring

by Eithne Cullen "You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming”  Pablo Neruda   Tuesday’s page is all about finding inspiration in words and thoughts and mindfulness. This weeks’ Write On! Extra theme is  From Head in the Clouds to Feet on the Ground, so to kick-start this very first Thoughtful Tuesday, I am using the reality of Spring and the new life ...

Daily Posts For Unprecedented Times

by Madeleine White (Twitter/Instagram: @madeleinefwhite) Hello, I’m Madeleine and I’m the Editor of Write On! magazine, a quarterly magazine published by Pen to Print. Write On! is usually distributed directly through libraries and other pubic venues, across east London and parts of Kent, with an accessible online PDF and weekly online ...