T he shock of being back at work is becoming routine. Even the pre-sunrise race to childcare.

I feel sorry for myself, and can't quite believe I made life choices that led us to this, as I force your pram through snow drifts, scarf guarding my face from the elements; you wrapped up like a bundle, bewildered, squinting to protect your eyes from the snow that whips across the landscape. It's ridiculously hard. Comically hard.

"Imagining your delight makes me as delighted as anything can."

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Thanks to my colleagues, my family, my friends and my daughter for being part of the story.

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