E-mail me at hellobokker@hotmail.co.uk

I’m a Mancunian new mum to the hilarious Leila (born in Feb). When not languishing on- and loving- maternity leave, I work in TV journalism for a company known on this blog as The Sausage Factory. The fact that I’m pushing 30 is less distressing than I thought it might be. I’m into gardening, cooking, reading, writing, and occassionally I manage to go out after dark. Though since Leila most of those things have gone on the back burner in favour of eating her fat cheeks all the live long day, along with my partner G.

A defining moment of my life was the death of my youngest sister Helen, who drowned in 2004. I will spend the rest of my life coming to terms with the loss of this beautiful, vivacious girl, and will miss her forever. Her loss makes me value even more my surviving sister and brother, my mum who lives round the corner, and my father who is currently a Buddhist monk in Thailand.

I’m discovering more and more that life is strange and wonderful, can suck hugely but can bring the greatest of joy too.

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