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Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate It was about a month ago. The vibrations of the phone made the arm of the chair tremor until it dove off, landing with a thud onto the carpet. The slices of sun rippled against the cream floor as though it...

Like Driving In A City I don’t Live In

Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate After Lockdown Entry 1 – Like Driving in a City I Don’t Live In We were driving around the city, a figure of eight looping around the town and next to the sea. It was Saturday evening, July 4th, the day that...

Week 11: Reflecting

Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate Week 11 – Reflecting Six months with years of events crammed in: Brexit, forest fires, is this world war three? Impeachment to acquittal, deadly hornets – Anchoring itself into history, TV dramas, Fiction,...

Birthday

Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate Week 10 – Birthday The parcels are dropped just outside the door and the dogs bark to alert us of their presence. All shapes and sizes, some light and some heavy. My little brother floats around them like a...

Then & Now

Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate 11th March 2020 Running late, again. Rushing out of the door stuffing a bag of crisps and a chocolate bar into my backpack. Shouting goodbye to mum. Rushing up the hill, racing the double decker to the stop....