Liz Champion - Page 3 of 11 - WRITER, TEACHER AND WRITING COACH
It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to

It’s my birthday and I’ll …

‘We need to do something for your birthday,’ Chris says, the day before I turn forty-one. ‘This time last year, we were in Crete,’ I say. ‘I know.’ ‘We had that meal looking out to…

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The scales don’t lie

The scales don’t lie

It is nine o’clock on Saturday morning, sixteen weeks and six days since lockdown began, when I finally stop procrastinating and step onto the scales. I stand as tall as I can, willing myself thinner.…

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The Good Life

The Good Life

‘I’m worried about your sister,’ Mum tells me during one of our tea and cake chats in what was formerly the conservatory but is now known as the bubble. ‘Why?’ I say, taking a sip…

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Flatpack hell

Flatpack hell

‘We need to do something about your books,’ Chris says, standing in the doorway to the spare room, afraid to step inside. ‘You have too many.’ ‘There’s no such thing as too many books.’ ‘They’re…

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The right and wrong way

The right and wrong way

It’s the first night in our new home and something doesn’t feel right. I sit in bed, eyes scanning the room, trying to work out exactly what. ‘Something’s not right,’ I say to Chris. ‘I…

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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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