This photo is of the day I handed my bound PhD in for the library. I am glad we took a photograph of that special occassion. I try to retrieve memories of the day and all I remember is a circle of happiness in the pit of my stomach and the realisation I would not have to study whenever the children slept or were distracted with whatever positive videos, toys or books I could find. There was such relief to have made it over the line – and to have passed! Sleepless nights, a few house and flat moves, three children, wellness, illness – and the journey of the thesis itself. It is all such a blur. I notice the children are sucking on lolly pops, we must have bought them to calm them down. I seem to remember it being a hot day.