Chapter 8Tattoo This on Your Torso

My daughter Ruth and I have similar personalities. We both enjoy being the centre of attention, we can be loud, and we love meeting new people and travelling . . . preferably to somewhere sunny.

There are differences, however.

High heels, make up, and handbags are not high on my agenda, and my tolerance for alcohol is much lower than hers. I also have far fewer followers on Instagram.

There's something else we have in common though. We like quotes – particularly ones that inspire and make us think. One that I especially like is by the late French novelist Anaïs Nin:

We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.

However, I misquoted this to Ruth, my version being ‘We see the world not as it ...

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