Who was to know that a brief encounter would change my direction in life, a life so far from what I knew, such unfamiliar territory. Every minute of every day we make choices - some good, some bad - but without out these life changing decisions, without being taken from our comfort zones, we learn little about ourselves. Children are excellent teachers.

Where do I start? Always good to start at the beginning …

The truth of the matter is we are all a product of our childhoods. We cook like our mothers did and act in the same way. It may not be a mother you have learnt your behaviours from but it will always be from an influential character. In my case it was my NAN, my maternal grand mother -  a strong East End lady who worked three jobs, had 5 children and was left practically isolated when her husband committed suicide.
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