This week Arnold Jansen op de Haar writes:
It is not always such a bad idea to hide in a kitchen cupboard, especially not when a doctor has just told your mother the results of an important medical test.
The first indications at the hospital were not good...
For the first time in my life I attended my mother’s medical examination. It used to be the other way around.
He was considerate when breaking the bad news. My mother was very brave and answered calmly, ‘I enjoy living and I intend to continue for a bit.’
You can read the full column on the Holland Park Press website