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There is always a day each year – not always the same one – I officially name as spring. My favourite season, spring, is…

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May we see our children grow old

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Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers. — Christian Dior I have a childhood memory of…

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May we see our children grow old

The first experience of death that really comes close when we are young is traumatic. Years on, watching your child experience the death of…

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Helping my son play truant

In the beginning it was my husband who did most of the caregiving of the children — school runs, sports days, nativity plays —…

What Mel Did - US Elections 2016

Taking civil liberties

Although it wasn’t supposed to have gone ‘like that,’ it did at yesterday’s surprising US election 2016 result. Many shenanigans have taken place during…

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