They Call Me Lady Luck

I’m getting really good at winning the lottery. This is really extraordinary for me. And not normal at all. When it was first invented I was convinced I was going to win and win big and I did get the first four numbers in the order they were read out on the first New Year’s Eve. When the lottery machines were working again after the weekend and the Bank Holiday and I could find out the quantum of my win, I must confess to my disappointment with a somewhat paltry sum for a 4-number match. Then I decided that the lottery was […]

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The Weight of Poverty by Caitlin Moran

“There is one, massive difference between being rich and being poor, and it is this: when you are poor, you feel heavy. The heaviness comes from the sclerosis of being broke. Because when you are poor, nothing ever changes. Every idea you have for moving things on is quashed through lack of money. You dream of a house with sky-blue walls; wearing a coat with red buttons; going out on Saturday and walking by a river. Instead, you see the same crack in the same wall, push-start the same car down the same hill, and nothing changes except for the […]

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