There’s a little girl we know called Ella. She’s around about four years old now. I know this because she was one of the first customers we ever had at the Fleur De Lys, when she was only a couple of weeks old. Ella has been the centre of family gatherings at the...
I am 34 years old and have no interest in having children. No part of my life has ever been consumed with imagining the pitter-patter of tiny feet or adding nursery décor to my Pinterest boards or stuffing a pillow up my jumper to see what I might look like if I...read more
For the first thirty years of my life, I don’t think I entirely knew what tax was. Initially, it was just a small amount that vanished from my payslip each month. When I became self-employed, it became a bigger amount that vanished from my bank account every January....read more
It was a Saturday afternoon as we squelched through the muddy fields surrounding a local National Trust house. Ears muffled, scarves wound round our throats, gloved hands shoved into pockets. Thick grey clouds blanketing the sky; the threat of...read more