These are strange and unsettling times, unknown territories and bewildering feelings. Life as we know it has stopped and taken a detour. Hence, my last letter to Britain, filled with love and hope, looks at the current unpredictable and worrying situation we Europeans find ourselves in, with the rest of the world. Humanity is fighting something invisible to the naked eye, yet powerful enough to make stock markets crash and cause nations to shut down. Some see it as a sign from the universe, telling us to start taking better care of the environment, some think it is a higher entity’s way of nudging us change our ways with one another. Whatever it is, with the aftermath of Brexit in mind, I sincerely hope that any animosities can be put to one side and hateful feelings will be buried deep, never to be seen again. Whilst many Europeans (I include the Brits in this, too) are already doing their bit to combat Covid-19, others are not taking matters quite as seriously as they should. Selfish, ignorant and aggressive behaviour in shops, social and every day life are still on display, making hard efforts of social distancing and considerate movements of others an apparent wasted effort (it is not!). The most important message I have for the country I love is, that now is the time to pull together, work together, look after each other and show some love and kindness like never before. Not just for yourselves, but also to your European/ international brothers and sisters. Many of them will keep this country running, caring for the sick, stocking the shelves in your supermarket, help elderly neighbours with their errands, bring take away food to your door or, like me, come into school and look after your children. Never before has international solidarity and community been more important. Now is not the time to keep our hearts closed, even if the borders have to, for some time. Maybe this will make people reflect and evaluate their previous opinions and thoughts. Maybe it won’t. My final hopes and wishes for my Britain are that it will see itself again as part of a greater community. You can’t be great by yourself. But you can be gigantic with the support, love and energy of the world.
Love letters to Britain – the last one
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Hello, my name is Carola and I am a writer, content and copywriter. Passionate from a young age about the spoken and written word, a university professor visiting my class in primary school took one of my stories to show to his students. He was impressed by my ability to tell a compelling story, my eye to detail and knowledge to engage a reader. Writing was "my thing" throughout education, but after finishing my degree in International Studies, I fell into a buying career and writing became limited to emails and marketing texts. However, after the birth of my first child I started writing again and became as obsessed as I was before. I started my blog "Chameleon in High Heels" to publish some personal essays, preserving my thoughts, observations and experiences of modern life, as well as giving me a platform to showcase my writing style. Soon, friends asked me to look over their work and help them with their writing. I started submitting guest blogs and articles to online magazines and through networking landed my first copywriting and content writing jobs. Setting up my own little business felt like the natural next step - welcome to "Chameleon Content and Copywriting". Whether you need content for a new or existing website, copy for products or marketing, or if you are unsure where to start with a blog - send me an email with your questions and I will be happy to have a chat and see how I can help you. Another one of my passions is photography and creating content for small businesses. If you are in need for some beautiful product shots, flat lays or lifestyle shots, contact me for more information and a sample of previous work. I will always give you a little sample before you commit to me writing for you, so do get in touch - what have you got to lose? View all posts by Chameleon Content and Copywriting