5 Life Lessons I Learnt From My Mother

Today is my mother’s sixty-hushhush birthday and I hope to have a great ladies lunch out at this little Italian place in Belfast. Raised in a small terrace house in central Lisburn, working from a young age behind the till of our ice-cream shop with my Granny whilst Grandad ran our barber’s shop at the back in the fifties. She’s a hard-working civil servant by day, an avid gardener, a frequent DIYer and a lover of English detective books.