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Please can we go home, now?

My story for The Guardian, about being marooned in a beautiful and distant place, isn’t about shipwrecks and daydreams, it’s about me and so many others all over the world whose lives depended – rightly or wrongly – on planes. Coronavirus, then, has put a spanner in the works… Read it over at The Guardian, … Continue reading

Justin Mackee had baked 258 cakes to get through isolation, but cake 259 was different, my story for the ABC

Update: My story of Justin’s epic baking efforts was picked up by the ABC. It’s attention so well-deserved by him and his a marathon of flour sourcing, carrot grating, rainy scootering and hot oven handling. Read it over at the ABC: Justin Mackee had baked 258 cakes to get though coronavirus isolation in Tokyo, but … Continue reading

Coronavirus and a three-year-old

  A three-year-old, two minutes, a mic and no warning: Welcome to Finia Fridays. In this first interview, we talk COVID-19, social distancing and the locked-down state of international air travel. Kind of. Me: Finia, what’s in the air and what are we scared of when we touch each other? Three-year-old: Um, coronavirus. And what … Continue reading

On running and crying

  There’s a part of my running route, a short and gentle uphill climb that turns a right corner at the top, where the path curves round a busy set of traffic lights.  I’ve come to remember sections of my runs by what I was listening to when I trod each section. Or maybe it’s … Continue reading