What’s the password?

Guardian Real Work


It was hard enough to remember the combination on my bike padlock. Now in the office or at home it’s not just one four-digit code or password I have to memorise.

I need four-digit pins for each of my bank cards, seven digits to log on at work, while at university I needed nine digits, including numbers, letters, punctuation and capitals.

This has taxed my dogged determination to use the same password for everything. I normally adapt it slightly, use the first four digits, add some noughts on the end or leave out the letters.

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About Beta Mum

Here you can find the ramblings of a trapeze artist turned journalist who ran away from the circus to join the BBC. Cathy "mine's a Kir Royale" Keir then spent thirteen years working in Jersey, Guernsey and Devon, before downgrading to what you see before you. She has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Stage and Television Today, Junior Magazine and both the BBC and Bad Mothers Club websites. She has two children who think women can’t be prime ministers. She blames herself.
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