I gather up the first collection of photographs of my mum and flick through . . . What all these pictures have in common is they show how Mum lives every day – like it really, really matters.
Mum's suddenly started giving me life's vital lessons: how to make Bolognese sauce, how to put on make-up, how to make rules my brother can cope with . . .
She's even given me her old diaries. They're really funny – and actually sort of helpful.
But I feel like there's something she's not telling me . . .
A story to be felt and not forgotten.