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Here's what Volunteer Margie Sharpe is up to during lockdown

How are you spending your time during lock-down?

I’m working - contacting my clients via Skype and Zoom like so many others. Amazing how well the internet is holding up so far eh? Because am also a woman of projects, there is:

· building and painting two window seats

· gardening – including clearing out old grass and weeds from summer and smoothing the gravel on my driveway

· watching TV

· WhatsApping friends in NZ and around the world

· playing with Luna

· I also love exercising by walking – have been on lots of long walks this last week

You will note the singular lack of reference to house cleaning! (Although I did attack my bathroom with Chemico and a toothbrush yesterday).

Read any good books lately?

Am currently reading A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell which is about Virginia Hall who was an American spy in WWII.

If you could have your own Mad Hatters tea party, catered for by the Featherston Booktown Country Tea and Cakes volunteers, which writers would you invite and what would you like to have to eat?

I would invite Oriana Fallaci – and have her company all to myself. She wrote my favourite book which is called An Interview with History. I’d love to ask her about her experiences talking with world leaders of the time. She was a controversial and brave, intelligent journalist.

We would feast on thin gingernuts, extra cheesy biscuits and pikelets with blackberry jam (although I know those things don’t go together very well!)

This photo is of Luna the cat stalking the stone rabbit in my garden!

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