Barbara M Webb graduated from Queensland University with a major in English.
She's lived in 7 of the 52 countries she's visited.
I hope you are safe and healthy.
I keep reminding myself of all the wonderful things lockdown has opened up for me, despite the new normal (you know what).
It am delighted to have time to focus on writing five hours per day. I’m at the booking-up-editors stage of my latest book.
No swimming, so I walk every day for up to two hours. That shakes off any cobwebs and sets me up for the day. I'm lucky to have a coastal path go through the town. Lots of time to ponder on my book. I can’t survive the lockdown without the walk.
I put time into creating healthy, innovative meals. Lots of fruit and vegetables. So much so, that I’ve lost ten and a half pounds.
A daily swimmer in my previous normal life, so I always had short hair. With no hairdresser for ten weeks, my hair grew long. I rather liked it in the end. So the first hairdressing appointment became a half inch cut instead of a major cut, which I had craved in the first two months.
There was time for simple pleasures like watching the sun rise, the tide roll in, leaves on trees changing from electric green in Spring, to bottle green in summer. I guess I have the autumn shades coming next.
Many theatres, orchestras provided fantastic entertainment through streamings.
People worked from home. Wasn’t it interesting to see the interior of their homes when they were being interviewed?
Any beta readers amongst you?
Here's something for you to do. Think of a catchy title for my new book.
Here's the hook: An overprotected daughter. A feisty and intransigent father. Has she the chutzpah to take a gap year living in South America?
Missing my travelling but the photos are lovely memories of the normal in the past.
Stay Safe. Keep reading. Happy writing.
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Barbara M Webb graduated in English at Queensland University, St Lucia. She has lived in 7 of the 52 countries she has visited. and now lives in Cornwall in the UK.