Friday’s Letters



Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe. It seems that things have been quieter this week. Some people are feeling very tired of lock down and finding even the smallest tasks challenging, some have found one or two things they enjoy and are simplifying life. Either way I wanted to write first and foremost to say I am thinking of ALL of you and wishing everyone well and that this situation improves soon.

As a key worker lots of people often say to me they wish they were doing more to help. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone and to everyone that is staying home and keeping safe: You are helping hugely in taking pressure off the system and stopping the spread of COVID even further than it has gone already. Thank you.

So this Friday’s letters are pictures. Images of hope and new life and connection.

Mark sent me these lovely pictures of the River Foss and the gates of St Nick’s taken on a daily cycle ride. One day I plan to walk along more of the Foss, there are so many hidden beautiful stretches.

I also wanted to share is this absolutely gorgeous picture of a little hedgehog, currently residing in Meg’s garden! We believe there are little hogs in the nesting box and Meg promises to send photos when the wildlife cam snaps them. It’s heart warming to see new life happening around us.

So, I hope that everyone reading this knows that I am thinking of you out there and sending a message of hope. No matter what, we will do our best to stay connected, no matter how long this situation continues.

I will end with this little haiku I left on twitter the other day:

Cheer is a cup filled
With the closeness of friendship
Quietly I wait

Take care everyone. I have a lovely, easy, creative art task being posted out tomorrow for the Saturday Art Challenge. I hope to see you online for that in the morning.

With best wishes,

  1. Ooooo – I haven’t got the ones you mention, I will look into them. I’m slowly growing my own nature…

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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