“Hey, it’s so good to see you – have a covid blanket.”They frown. Who wants a flippin’ covid blanket? ? Then they snuggle and smile, because cosy blankets help all things, don’t they?
I’ve been excited to give them away as people can once again gather outside with more ease and less risk, to spend time with friends and family.
Spring is a new season that’s met with greater hope, increased energy, and literally and metaphorically more light shed on everything. During these pandemic times, spring feels even more poignant as we face the prospect of some normality returning and less concern as access to vaccines grow and treatments for the disease get better.
So, as we head into what I hope will be a beautiful season, here’s a picture of my friend’s very pretty cat that I captured yesterday – cat pictures and blankets, never say I don’t deliver the goods ✌️
With love, daffodils and a deep well of hope,
This Month’s Recommendations
All of my recommendations are based on personal experience only and are unpaid, however, I will receive a commission for any books purchased through the bookshop.org links I provide for your convenience. All commissions received will be collated and donated to my chosen charities and funds every year.
TO READ – NON-FICTION
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson. This book is so well written, easy to follow and offers many relatable examples that support greater understanding and healing for those who are tethered to parents who just don’t get it.
Audrey (Netflix) – an insightful documentary about the life of Audrey Hepburn, a woman I admire for so much more than her undeniable beauty. She was a true humanitarian.
TO READ – FICTION
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo – this was my favourite book of 2020, described as “a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood” – and it really is. It’s so thoughtful, poignant, funny and inspiring, a brilliant read.
Hey Stranger by Thoraya Maronesy. I love the concept of this podcast. She sets up two chairs and a microphone in a park and invites people to sit for conversations. They’re fascinating!