Bluebells in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground – London
I thought I’d choose a calm image for this, as we settle in for another chunk of lockdown.
It feels strange to be so still while around us life bursts out in places we never noticed before – even in London. The photographs in this piece were taken yesterday in a peaceful spot called Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, which is the “final resting place for an estimated 120,000 bodies” amongst them William Blake, Daniel Defoe and John Bunyan.
Sunlight on windows – St Dunstan in the East Church Garden, London
Hope this finds you well.
I’m writing this in a sun-chequered room. It makes for a dozy warmth but I hope I can still get this done.
These are my responses to the free writing prompts that I published on the blog two days ago.
It’s overcast and warm in London today – funny how we still notice even though we’re shut in fairly tight.
I’m at my desk. Outside is the most built up environment I’ve ever known, but there is little traffic now, and the air is fresh and full of birdsong. Even better, two little writing sketches have arrived from Denmark and they are making me laugh, as each is a reminder of a big charactered dog we once knew. The sketches are below, plus the new prompts from Saraswathi Sukumar. I hope her suggestions inspire a creative flurry, whatever the medium.