A Tale of Christmas Spirits

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From puzzlement to acceptance; choosing one may make sense

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Apologies matter more than you might think and their absence can be a red flag in a relationship

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This is my epiphany; perhaps it could be yours, too? A letter to yourself.

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Our choices are stark at present. So is this the perfect time for self-improvement?

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If you’re not doing anything this weekend, you might as well not do something fantastic…

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The small things in life suddenly become very important when you’re in lockdown. I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours.

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  • Black coffee and oranges for breakfast. Or Earl Grey Tea and Rich Tea biscuits on headachey days. Don’t say I’m not fully ambidextrous.
  • Spotify. Oh yeah. Gimme those eighties hits. Make me laugh, make me cry, make me remember. Keep me sane(ish).
  • My students. I may be in lockdown along with most of the world, but that won’t stop me…

And now seems like a great time to say them.

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Life is a roller coaster right now and it’s okay to feel overwhelmed

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Coronavirus is giving us a fascinating glimpse into interviewees’ sitting rooms, bedrooms and studies

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Tess Wheeler

Writer, editor and English teacher. Reader and beach walker. I used to live in Hong Kong and London but now I’m back home in the North East of England.

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