Back when Art proposed to me (well, when he asked whether I thought we ought to get married), I was happy with the prospect of our new life together, but I had no idea what to expect in terms of his family, which was about to become *my* family. I had already had the experience


    THURSDAYS WITH MOMMY (with thanks and apologies to Mitch Albom) I have a ritual. Every Thursday I wipe my schedule clean and spend the day with my mother. I’m very lucky that I don’t have a regular 9 to 5 job, so I can afford to do this – and I don’t necessarily advocate this