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How a Painted Wooden Ornament Keeps My Partner and I Sane When We Both Work From Home

‘Pencil Time’ started as an experiment, but three years later, our system for alone-time is still working wonders

Photo: Author’s own

I looked around the craft shop, not really knowing what I wanted, but believing I’d recognise it when I saw it.




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Kellee Rich

Kellee Rich

Writing all the things. She/her. Owner of Modern Letters publication.

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