Published 18/05/2014 | 02:30
It was my son Maxim's first birthday recently. It was a bittersweet day for me. Bitter, because it was also my late sister Tricia's birthday – and sweet, because of all the wonderful memories.
Then Maxi looks up at me – as he sucks his thumb, just like Tricia did – wondering what's wrong with me. So I tell him some more stories about his wonderful Auntie Tricia, who loved owls, egg sandwiches and Fleetwood Mac. She also loved Dr Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Body Oil, left, €19, available at health-food stores and pharmacies nationwide. I find that reminiscing about these things really helps . . .
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