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Books

I read the Women’s Prize shortlist

For several years now, I've wanted to read all the books on the shortlist for a major literary prize before they announce the winner. I've always wanted to be part of the excitement surrounding a literary prize, to follow along with the growing hype and to watch the winner's announcement knowing all the shortlisted books… Continue reading I read the Women’s Prize shortlist

Entertainment

I watched ‘Contagion’ during lockdown so you don’t have to

Since lockdown began, the 2011 film Contagion has become one of the most watched films online. This is hardly surprising, given that it's about a global pandemic, but it's also very surprising because who in their right mind would watch a film about that right now, while we're actually living it? Well, apparently I would. I… Continue reading I watched ‘Contagion’ during lockdown so you don’t have to

Life

How to work from home (and actually work)

As the coronavirus pandemic ramps up, more and more people are thinking about self-isolating, and as of today, Boris Johnson has asked that everyone who can should work from home. As a freelancer, I am very lucky that my job is location-independent, and I have been working from home for more than 8 years now.… Continue reading How to work from home (and actually work)