Tag: mother

life and faith

Chain-smoking, cafeterias and cakes

That shy-bold smile, wide-eyed innocence combined with eagerness to embrace life is what defined my mother in her teenage years. As the pampered, youngest (and prettiest) daughter in a family of three girls and a younger brother, she was accustomed to attention of a positive kind. They lived in the …
life and faith

Grace Notes:Threads

Though pyjamas may frequently be my default mode of dress these days, I still retain a love of clothes (shoes, boots..) and the rare opportunity to dress up and go somewhere special. As a child, fancy clothes didn’t feature much.  My parents were of the school of thought that cheaper and …