After Lockdown: Still Adjusting

Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate The first diary entry I wrote was called Adjusting. Adjusting to changes that just seven months ago were hard to ever imagine. It was all new, scary, almost apocalyptic. It feels so long ago. The way time...

After Lockdown: Monthly Ghosts

Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate August: Looking back – time a fragmented puzzle, racing but trundling, fast then slow. Not as we have known, close and then far and then close again… The ghost of May: I feel it as I walk on the flat stretch...

Welcome Back

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,...