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Venice, 2002

My 40th birthday, and the only time both of us had left the girls alone since they were born.   There was a force 10 gale on the way back and our plane was the only plane to land at Stansted airport that day – all other airports were also closed until later in the day.  It was the scariest landing ever and even once on the tarmac the plane jumped around like a bean.  I thought I was never going to get home to my children.

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