“Yesterday was a day. I was at work, I’m a social researcher, and I was in the middle of an online event supporting a couple of care leavers to ‘engage’, while simultaneously writing a research protocol on domestic abuse interventions and responding to a full inbox.

A colleague and a friend, almost simultaneously, sent me a link to this year’s John Lewis advert. It broke me. I cried so hard. Only for a short burst, then I got back to work , obviously. But, wow. Ow. Is it possible for a heart to break and heal at the same time? Maybe.