After Lockdown: Still Adjusting

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...

After Lockdown: Monthly Ghosts

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...

Welcome Back

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...

Like Driving In A City I don’t Live In

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...

Week 11: Reflecting

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...