Pick Me Up

SHOCK AND AWE

Carefully balancing her glasses on the tip of her nose, my mum thoroughly scanned the label on a cereal box.

‘This is no good,’ she sighed, placing it back on the shelf.

My mum Yvette, now 60, had to be so careful about what I ate, scouring every label on every food item as she did the shop.

At two years old, after eating a cookie at nursery, I’d passed out

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