"I didn't understand the complexities of step-parenting then. Though I did my due-diligence and read as if I was preparing for an exam in step-parenting, I simply hadn't predicted how hard it would be. Not to love Stevie. Loving him was the easy bit..."
"The fact is that despite the need to entertain Finley to some degree, life at home still has to go on. I still have to cook, and clean and walk the dog. I need to work so we can afford to live..."
"This I know for sure: Finn will love his new little brother. And I will too because he is Marks. Because the love and respect that I have always showed Finn for Mark: the respect and love that still remains, will be extended to a baby called Sam..."
"Last night Alfie came to holiday at our house. Alfie, the puppy Mum bought for Finn. Alfie the puppy who is growing faster than Japanese knotweed and has already reached a size none of us were expecting...."