Last night I had a cry.  I am not accustomed to shedding a tear these days: life has reached an equilibrium after the turbulence of the past 2 years.  My work-life balance is as stress-free…

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As any good English teacher will tell you, a comma can be the difference between life and death.  Look no further than the classic, “Let’s eat Grandma” vs “Let’s eat, Grandma”…  And if you have…

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One of my claims to fame is that it took me six attempts to pass my driving test.  Really- S.I.X. It’s not something I am ashamed of (although you know my thoughts on shame by…

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This is the photograph that sat on my bedside table until very recently. Countless times I have pored over it, sometimes furtively, by the light of my lamp after it was safe and my husband had turned over…

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‘It took a hurricane to bring her closer To the landscape’ Grace Nichols, Hurricane Hits England Grief can be horrible; suffocating, interminable, heavy, bleak.  Sometimes it feels like you’re teetering on a precipice of a…

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