T he year is away like a fast-moving train. In the past I’d have lost myself in the momentum. Not so much this year though. This year I have you, to force me to go home, to switch off, to be still, to be present.

But the school is maybe 50 metres from our home. We’re both fixtures.

"This year I have you, to force me to go home, to switch off, to be still, to be present."

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