Poverty Never Goes Away

For most of my life, I have been poor. At times, this has meant living in genuine poverty. There have been times when things have been better and times when things have been worse, but I have mostly been hovering somewhere around that hypothetical ‘poverty line’. Even when my husband and I were working 5 jobs… Continue reading Poverty Never Goes Away

My thoughts on 2020, children, covid, Christmas and the future

Today I saw a letter that the prime minister had written to a little boy who was concerned that the current pandemic would mean that Father Christmas wouldn’t be able to visit. In the letter, he reassures the child that he consulted with the scientists and Santa will indeed be able to leave gifts for… Continue reading My thoughts on 2020, children, covid, Christmas and the future