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My year that was: a photo essay

At the end of last year, when I was very angry, I wrote down some goals for 2014. Then I literally gave 2013 the finger, ate some pizza with my kids and thought about driving into the sea. I'm pleased to report that 2014 has been kind

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Brain training

My brain is flooded with memories: things about the school lamb that left droppings all over my dad's car, and nanna's porch full of orb weaving spiders, and the time a couple of louts stole our lawnmower while we were on holiday. Here's a thing: I

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My first boyfriend

My first boyfriend's name was Christian, and I met him on the internet. I was 14. I know this because my nick on Internet Relay Chat was Anna14. His was Chrish. I would later learn that this had something to do with the fact that

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My dad’s cats

When I was but a twinkle in my father’s eye, my animal destiny was being established. I would be a hopeless devotee of the kitten mewling in the drain; I would be the freak stalking the RSPCA every weekend; I would be the girl shelling

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I don’t eat things with faces

My nanna has always been a vegetarian. "I don't eat things with faces," she would say. "And anyway, it doesn't go through my digestive system properly." I became a vegetarian when I was fourteen. I don't have a particular loyalty to things with faces, but this reasoning

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