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Motherhood // The Final Scan

We are sat in a room with fellow grieving mothers and bewildered fathers. Fathers who are not sure what to say, or do. Confused. It’s not all about the mother – they were going to have a child too. How do they comfort their devastated partner? How do they process the news themselves? How can you move forward when the world feels like it is conspiring against you? It is a room full of sadness. Full of turmoil. Full of unjust. The room is partitioned off for us. But the overflow  ...

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Motherhood // And then you were gone.

I did not expect to lose you so quickly. I thought you’d hang around for the next two weeks, as you’d already stayed put for six. What’s another two weeks between mother and child? I wanted you to hang around, so when you were gone, we could preserve a part of you. You could be cremated and we could scatter your ashes in the Lake District. My birthday week was one of the happiest of my life; exploring our favourite place with your brother and sister, happily stroking my  ...

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Technology // Surviving the Summer Holidays with Google Home

A few months ago, I was invited to attend the most wonderful dinner, hosted by Google, in London. It was to celebrate the launch of their new product ‘Google Home’, and we were each sent our own Google Home a couple of weeks later to put to the test. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the Google Home has changed our lives. So much so that when we go and stay elsewhere, Nick and I catch ourselves saying “Ok, Google!” only to realise that we’re not at  ...

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