It is FRIDAY and I am glad to see the weekend!
Before I write anything about my life or what I am reading I wanted to say a few inadequate words about #BlackLivesMatter. It’s not enough I know.
I am sure everyone has been following the news and events that began with the tragic death of George Floyd – events that have sparked a global conversation. A conversation, a protest, a call for change that no-one should shy away from.
#BLACKLIVESMATTER – Yes. Just YES.
It shouldn’t have to be said but it needs to be shouted. It needs to be paid attention to and race needs to be a topic of conversation. Uncomfortable or not. I talk to my daughter about race. I talk to my friends. I donate to charities. I sign petitions. But all those things are the bare minimum anyone should be doing. We need to DO BETTER. I am going to do better. I am going to make sure my blog supports, promotes and talks more about the wealth of amazing BAME authors out there.
COVID – 19 The global pandemic is still very much here but the lockdown is slightly lessening its hold in Scotland – I am grateful I can at least now go and see friends/family outside. A hug would be nice but a conversation that isn’t over the phone is great after such a long period of separation. And my daughter being able to scoot alongside her friends has made her happy.
Updates with me –
I have FINALLY started the couch to 5k! I am doing it with the hubby, which always makes it more fun. And I bought some amazing bright leggings! Because – WHY not!?! And yes I have worn them out while walking around my little village. Leggings are from – LucyLocketLoves in case anyone was interested 😀
I have also been very much enjoying reading in the sunshine – I finished the wonderful Before I say I do by Vicki Bradley with my feet cooling off in the paddling pool – bliss!
And I gave the dog a haircut because his usual groomer wasn’t available and he was ROASTING in the heat – The photo doesn’t show you some of the bits where I accidentally gave him a close shave, but I am happy to report we are still the best of friends.
What are you reading?
I plan on spending my weekend making some progress in Such a fun age by Kiley Reid and starting The Truants by Kate Weinberg.
Have a nice weekend
If you haven’t already you should definitely head over to Meggy’s wonderful blog – Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles to read her latest #ThePositivityWave blog post.