Three generations of one family separated by Coronavirus have teamed up to record their lockdown experiences in poetry.

Debbie Brewer, who lives in Thurlby Way, Cox Green, Maidenhead, her mother Jean Hill in Wokingham, her sister Sharon Hill in Southampton and daughter Samantha Brewer in Cheshire have been face-timing every night and challenging each other to write a daily poem to share.

Debbie's dad Robin died last year aged 82. He was a popular member of the Wokingham Health Walkers rambling group and his death makes it particularly sad that Jean, 77, cannot be with any of her family in person.

After more than four weeks of lockdown the family has decided to publish the collective poems each has produced over the last month in a book entitled Generations Apart During Lockdown. It is available for anyone wants to see it on It will be on Amazon next month.

Debbie, 51 is a retired nurse - familiar in Cox Green for her secondary career as a driving instructor. Her husband Colin is a painter and decorator in the village.

She said: "We started writing poems as a tribute to my dad. It seemed like a good way to rccord how lockdown was affecting a family like ours. There are a lot of poignant ones of course but we have had fun too.

"My sister Sharon and I have been challenging each other to see who can write one on the most unusual subjects.

"She challenged me to write one about a xylophone, I challenged her to write one about a nun. Concrete and feet have also featured among the subjects."

Debbie's daughter Samantha is an air traffic controller and relaxes from her stressful job by tic toc dancing - which has already added a lot of fun to the daily online get togethers. Sharon is an accountant.