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ONE MOMENT ruined my life

Reaching over to my buzzing phone, I saw it was a message from one of my oldest friends, Jenny, and grinned. ‘Drinks at mine?’ she’d asked, and for the first time in months, my answer was yes. Not only were my son, then 11, and daughter, two, with my daughter’s dad that evening in January 2017, but I also had a night off from my barmaid job at the local pub. ‘You’re on,’ I replied. As a busy mum, I didn’t get much time for me, so I was excited for our first girls’ night in ages and felt I deserved a few hours of fun.

Soon after, I arrived at Jenny’s

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