Covid-19 Lockdown 100 The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre (2020)

Inspired by the first lockdown I took part in the cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre project to write my reflections on my personal experience of the pandemic in lockdown, in no more than 100 words

This has now been published as a book and will be placed in the British Library Collection.

Covid-19 Lockdown 100

This is my Life…

Working: gardener,

Home, allotment,

Date night Lidl,

Deliver Lou…Mum

Declutter, garage,

Shred, upcycle,

Clean, repurpose, reuse

Life expands

Teaching art group on Zoom,

Creativity, connection,

Friendship, neighbours,

Thursday Night Clap

NHS, Community

Making plans:

Art class designing

December 2020, Spring 2021


Random conversations with strangers,

On the meaning of life

‘Surely its 42’?

Isolation, anxiety,

Living on my own,


New recipes, spa days,

Film nights, reading,

Taking care of myself

Lockdown easing,

Social distancing walks with friends,

Laughter, tears,

Virtual hugs.

Is this the new norm’?