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  • She passed away twenty years ago.

    It was disappointing for me to have a mother who had had a blinkered attitude to life.

    My diary entry for

    23 November 1997
    I feel angry towards mummy, I haven’t talked to her since I put down the phone during a nasty tirade from her. I wish things were different.

    16th December 97
    It is a really weird time. I’m having a problem with mummy. It makes me feel very sad. She is raking up horrors from the past.

    Once I grew up and reinvented my attitude to life, spirituality with a strong maternal instinct to protect my children from her ideas; there was no way she could understand me.

    Image: a photo of me pregnant with my second baby. My mother is sitting next to my nephews and my daughter is climbing over the back of the couch.
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