CHEER – Animals of the World…in our world!

My dad just sent me this and I love it! Across the world, as people are isolating, nature is...not! Hard to pick a favourite here, though the monkey bombing into a pool is very fun!

Bringing Bradford to you: The varied, the vibrant and the virtual

Creative connections The time we’re spending at home right now has become the perfect opportunity to revisit a previous creative hobby or learn a new…Bringing Bradford to you: The varied, the vibrant and the virtual

Book Club is still Book Club

It's been such a relief in the last few weeks to discover that book club remains book club - in spite of the lock down. The #LBCHorsforth discussion of Normal People by Sally Rooney on twitter was a huge success - 17 people contributing in all, across twitter, whatsapp and email. Yesterday the small #LBC3Reads … Continue reading Book Club is still Book Club

LBC White Swan – tomorrow via zoom!

Greetings Swans Tomorrow, we are to discuss The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton for #LBCWSwan The plan is to discuss the book via zoom, exactly as we would in book club. Did we all get it read? Did we all get it finished A bit of a summary from yours truly – likely more coherent than … Continue reading LBC White Swan – tomorrow via zoom!

LBCZoom Baby, Zoom!

We did it! We successfully book clubbed via zoom! And I think we spent pretty much the same proportion of the conversation discussing the book, film adaptations,  random unrelated things and in speechless fits of laughter as usual. So that's great! I will attempt to do a write up. Honest. I will!

LBC3 Reads – Our first Zoom Book Club

This morning at 11:30am; LeedsBookClub will host it's first book club on Zoom! #LBCZoom We will be discussing 'The Lady Vanishes' by Ethel Lina White. Returning home to England from a vacation in Europe, a lonely Iris Carr, a beautiful young socialite, seeks the company of a strange woman known to her only as "Miss … Continue reading LBC3 Reads – Our first Zoom Book Club

Quarantine through Art

My mum just sent me this and I think it’s brilliant! Hope you enjoy. And which painting do you particularly click with during this? I reckon I’m week 3 😂 No idea who produced this (will google later) but wanted to share ASAP.

POEM – The Orange by Wendy Cope

This always cheers me up. At lunchtime I bought a huge orangeThe size of it made us all laugh.I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave - They got quarters and I had a half. And that orange it made me so happy,As ordinary things often doJust lately. The shopping. A walk in … Continue reading POEM – The Orange by Wendy Cope

LBC Horsforth – tonight. On twitter!

Hello! We are due to discuss ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney this evening and by gum, that’s what we’re going to do! But not in person. Obviously. The plan - in as much as I ever have one - is to discuss the book on twitter, as we would do in book club. We shall … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – tonight. On twitter!

AUDIO – Fergal Keane reads from Benedictus

BBC Correspondent Fergal Keane has posted an audio clip of him reading a verse that gives him hope. From Benedictus, a book of blessing by John O’Donohue. This is the time to be slow,Lie low to the wallUntil the bitter weather passes. Try, as best you can, not to letThe wire brush of doubtScrape from your … Continue reading AUDIO – Fergal Keane reads from Benedictus