Memoir Archives - Liz Champion
On the move

On the move

I wake at 4.30am, grab my phone and do what I do every morning — search for an online shop. Most slots between now and Christmas are taken, but I keep scrolling and just as…

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We need a wedding

We need a wedding

‘It’s our wedding anniversary,’ Mum phones to tell me. ‘We have cake. Are you calling?’ ‘Of course. I’ll never turn down cake.’ ‘That’s good,’ Mum says. ‘Your sister’s coming too, but don’t let that put…

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Is it stress?

Is it stress?

I stand in front of the mirror feeling dizzy and a little sick. At first, I thought it was the light catching on my hair and making it shine. I even thought it was my…

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We’re living in a germ factory.

We’re living in a germ factory.

‘Do you think you’re in news overload?’ Chris asks me on Thursday night as we sit down to watch the evening news. ‘We have to be informed,’ I tell him. ‘It’s important.’ ‘But you’ve got…

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Christmas chaos

Christmas chaos

It’s August when I walk into a local pub only to come face-to-face with a life-sized Santa Claus. ‘Never!’ I say to Chris. ‘That’s just wrong.’ Being forced to confront Christmas so early in the…

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Off the Shelf, Festival of words

Off the Shelf, Festival of words

The Off the Shelf Festival of Words takes place every October in Sheffield. It’s a fantastic event with some big names in literature, media and the arts. With 130 events across the city, this year’s…

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