‘The joy and sorrow of Christmas…’

Christmas can be one of the best times of the year – if you have close family and/or friends to share it with.  Thankfully, I’m one of the lucky women who does.  I have a wonderful husband (who isn’t perfect, but then,who is!), two fabulous kids (who test me beyond belief, but name me children […]

‘When (food=trauma)…’

My earliest memory and experience of food was when I was around five years old.  I had been looked after by a babysitter the night before, who had taken it upon herself to eat some food out of the fridge.  The next day, my mother went to the fridge to get the piece of meat […]

‘I couldn’t take it any more…’

It was a Thursday evening, nearing the end of the week. I don’t remember why I was hit- what I had done to cause your fit of rage. I’d say – nothing much, if anything at all. But that night, like many others, you told me I had to stay in my room. “My room” […]