This is what happens when a person is entering Week 3 of lockdown and discovers, in the back of a cupboard, an unopened packet of origami paper. Finding a fiver down the arm of the sofa could not have brought me more joy. I might have spent the afternoon writing or sewing or even sitting in the sun and catching a few rays, but no. The urge to make Easter rabbits was irresistible.

As you’ll have noticed, ‘mindfulness’ has recently been having a moment. Personally, I’m a big fan of mindlessness. I favour activities that allow the over-busy brain to slip out of gear and coast. Knitting is good, unless it’s a tricky pattern.  Origami is brilliant, once you’ve figured out the folds for whatever you want to create, and all it takes is a piece of paper.

The funny thing is, I only remember making two rabbits. Then I turned my back for a few hours and look what happened.

Happy Easter, dear readers.


  1. Jane on April 12, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Happy Easter, Laurie!

  2. Catherine Lawton on April 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Many thanks for the enjoyment your books have given me. I have read and loved them all. Looking forward to many more.

  3. Helen on April 14, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Love the rabbits! You are using your time productively whereas I am ashamed to say I am not. But at least I have bingewatched all previous episodes of Line of Duty so am ready for the next series.

    • Elisabeth Taylor on April 17, 2020 at 8:07 am

      Nothing at all to do with your origami (although I’m full of admiration for the result!), but just found out today that there is a follow-up to “Dr Dan’s Casebook” out in print! Nothing could have cheered me up more in these rather dismal times… Love your writing, Laurie, please keep it up!

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