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New Life

By Catherine McNally

I remember lying in bed the night before the 22nd October 2009, crying and hoping I had made the right decision to move. At 5am I boarded the aircoach from Monkstown. My friend Liz was moving with me, so that softened the blow. We both took photos to remind ourselves of the ‘new life’ we were starting.

It was a Ryanair flight to Stansted & then the express to Liverpool Street. The spiral stairs from the Circle line to the Northern line in Bank are still in my mind like it was yesterday. I went from Bank to Clapham – my new home.