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If food be the music of love

To my little darling, I want this to be clear. We are not giving up on you. No way. This is not us admitting defeat. Not by a long chalk. Just pressing pause for a bit. Giving you chance to rest. A time out. We’ve all tried. Tried so very hard for four long years. Day in and […] Read more…

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Women on the edge

In Liverpool where I grew up the phrase “I am on the edge” is much bandied about. It is a brilliant statement that has evolved to comedy status over the years. The chippy was shut and I was starving. Then he couldn’t decide on Maccies or Chinese. I was on the bloody edge. There were […] Read more…

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The call

I remember three things clearly. That I had brought two bright blue jumpers in the Oasis sale that morning, I had a horrible cold, and I travelled on the train in first class. It is strange that 14 years later that it is this information that remains ingrained in my brain. Yet I can’t remember the name […] Read more…

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So you are starting school

So, my boy, you are starting school.The time has come.Too fast. But here nonetheless.My last baby on your next adventure.The first big chapter that you’ll do alone. When I see all the little ones in their too-big uniforms looking like they are playing dress up, I won’t be the only parent on the school playground […] Read more…

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