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Letter Writing Prompt - Coronations

Each month we share a letter writing prompt to encourage you to put pen to paper more often.

A little suggestion of what you could write about, to get your creative juices flowing, and allow you to enjoy a relaxing mindful moment of writing.

This month, a buzz of excitement has made its way around the country in anticipation of an event that last took place just over 70 years ago. The coronation of a new King, an occasion the majority of us will have never witnessed before and, regardless of whether you are pro or anti royal, a piece of history taking place before our very eyes.

I asked my Dad (now 73) if he had any memories from the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, which would’ve taken place just after his 3rd birthday. ‘Mostly lots of cheering and celebrating with my family’ were his memories from the day. And that got me thinking… that not only is this day the mark of a new era, but it’s also a day to make time for loved ones. Street parties up and down the country will be in place, bringing together neighbours, friends and family. Cups of tea, scones, bunting and perhaps the odd glass or two of Pimms will unite communities with one central goal: to celebrate.

And so your prompt this month is coronations! Perhaps you've already had a gathering of friends or family and celebrated this day. So why not use this time post-celebration to write down how you felt the day went? Or maybe you’re lucky enough to have a parent or grandparent that was alive during the last coronation, and you could write to them and ask what their memories are from the day?

Whatever you do, I hope you'll use this extra Bank Holiday to sneak away some time to yourself.

Happy writing!


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