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As many reality TV montages confirm, food means far more than shovelling grub in your gob to fuel you through life, it draws people together to connect over salad and sausages.
For my family, sitting down for dinner together, no matter how simple the fare, creates a special snapshot of meaning in an otherwise plugged-in and hectic day.
Last week I was having a particularly stressful week trying to juggle long hours at work with raising two kids under four. I rang my husband to say that he needed to pick the kids up from childcare as I was struggling to complete an urgent task that would chain me to my desk long after my usual five o’clock dash for freedom.