“Where was your Mummy again, when your Uncle came?” Winnie asked seeking clarification. “She and dad had gone back to their room upstairs,” I confirmed. It was later in the evening that dad announced we were going out for a family meal. I used to love those. They provided an opportunity to get dressed, put my nice shoes on, sing in the car and see some new faces. Kemi came running up the stairs to find me. She had sneaked in some sweets from uncle’s pack. “Take your sweets!” She announced with glee and then later whispered as if someone would hear us. Even the sweets which were also a reward for my silence failed to thrill me.