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Instead, there seems to me to be something rather tender about it.
which means that my best working hours are when they’re asleep.
Our type of business means we’re always on call and we have hard deadlines – even though some of our clients sent me really nice notes and gifts, they still expect their work to get done right away. I chose this type of work and I’m really glad I did – I actually love it – but there are some days that I really wish I had a regular job where I could leave at five and forget about every night.
Where I actually had a vacation with no work at all and where I received 10-12 weeks of maternity leave – and no one called me to do or fix something the day after I gave birth.
To the north, Elizabeth’s third cousin James VI waited with ill-concealed impatience to become king in England and rumours that he might be shunted to one side to make way for his and Elizabeth’s gorgeous mutual cousin, Arbella Stuart, did nothing to calm his nerves.
During one opening of Parliament, the Queen nearly collapsed beneath the weight of her robes.