What’s 2.6 Writing about?

The 2.6 challenge is about helping charities make up huge fundraising losses due to covid19 and lockdown restrictions.

I am doing a piece of writing every day for 26 weekdays, each exactly 260 words long, and on a different aspect of the theme  ‘At home.’  I’ve chosen Scottish Women’s Aid, to help women and children who don’t have the safety that home is supposed to mean. 

There is a link to my Justgiving page after each day’s entry. If you enjoy even one of the days and donate a few pounds for that one, that would be something! I’d also love to hear any feedback, ideas or comments. The trickiest part is finding different angles and meeting the exact word count.  Wish me luck, happy reading, and please do share…     

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25. Inside

So we paint. We draw and sculpt and use chalk, charcoal, pastels and oils, if we have those. If not, we make our art out …

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26. At home

At Lancaster there are flowers – nodding pinks and whites in ceramic troughs, brimming fully and smiling in neatly-spaced flashes from the platform. Then Cumbrian …

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Translation blog – Black chicken

We set off early every day to be at the refinery by eight. R. is an engineer from Texas and his southern drawl couldn’t get …

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Translation blog – Danish Hygge

More than cosy  Wandering into a local bookshop a while back, I was surprised by a display of books on Scandinavia – mostly about Denmark …

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Translation blog – Enrolado

When English can’t quite cover it. A Portuguese word I love is enrolado. In Brazil, it seemed to be everywhere. It can mean rolled up, like …

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Translation blog- Subtitles

It was a surprise to be offered a subtitled showing of Trainspotting 2. I’ve heard of this in the U.S. or even England but this …

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