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 ...