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To Violet

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By Eddy

Finally Talking To My Mum About My Mental Health

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If my mum was a tea towel she would have “Keep Calm and Carry On” printed on her. Actually, I’m pretty sure she has a mug somewhere in the kitchen cupboard that says that.

A Letter To My Unborn Baby

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Violet, Your movements in my belly mean a lot to me. They’re a signal that you’re okay, maybe even better than okay. You’re stretching, moving your tiny muscles, getting stronger. I’m amazed that you will soon begin to turn yourself so that your head is down, getting your body ready to come out of mine. …

Our First Date, Two Years On

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When you first held my hand – that was the moment when I knew we were going to be something pretty amazing. We had been sitting in a bar for a while, drinking gin and tonics. I had been making up weird observational jokes about the people that surrounded us, thinking that my humour would …

Keeping An Eye Out

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Being back in my hometown, I’m somewhat on alert whilst strolling down the high street. I look out for faces I recognise – from primary school, secondary school, old jobs – but mostly I’m wary to bump into my grandparents.