I’ve known Vanessa since Olly and her Charlie were six months old. But it is only recently that we have had enough time to spend time together without all of the children. We shop together which I adore. When we were talking I realised that in all the time I have lived away from home – 20 years now, I have never lived with another girl, I have always lived with blokes. How lucky I am to have found a lovely friend now, she even bought me a pair of bright pink girls’ shoes today.