TONIGHT MATTHEW, I’M GOING TO BE A HIPPY
Remember those wonderful cheesy but strangely effective transformations in Stars in their Eyes? Jane from Cheltenham would walk on stage and tell Matthew Kelly she was going to be Kylie and three seconds later she reappeared through the smoke in a pair of gold hot pants and proceeded to bang out a credible version of I Should Be So Lucky. I hang onto this transformation when my heart pangs at the thought of six months without my Ali. Why? Well when I flick through photos on my phone I look at the before and after shots of what happened to Kate, my older daughter, three years ago. Looking at them next to each other, I can almost imagine she only left for a few seconds.