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Otherwise known as Dorothy Southward, she lives
in Devon, England with my stepfather Richard and a black cat called
Tufty. She's a gentle, caring person with a passion for gardening.
She works part-time at a National Trust Property in Devon in the
garden centre. She makes patchwork quilts, most recently one for
her only andfavourite grandchild, Katie.
Beck's a police officer in Milton Keynes, England.
She's been very supportive and protective of me since my diagnosis.
Growing up we did fight a lot, like good siblings should, but we've
been really close since we both left home. Beck lives in Bicester,
England and loves decorating her house. When she visited me in January,
she painted my guestroom.
My Dad lives in Milton Keynes, England.
He is the sort of person who is always the centre of attention at
a party, he loves to socialize and tell jokes. He has a passion
for jazz and plays the trombone in a local band in his spare time.
He also loves to hike and to ski whenever he gets the chance.
Val and Jim are Richard's parents. They live in
the Lake District England. They were here when Katie was born and
have been fantastic support for both of us during this time. Val
is a keen horse woman, she has a Trakehner horse called Fernando
who she is breaking in. She loves to compete in dressage, jumping
and cross country events. Jim has recently retired from the nuclear
industry and now can enjoy his greenhouse and collection of cacti
and palms and lots of DIY.
My Nan is 80 years old and lives in Wiltshire.
She is originally from Austria and came to London in 1938 to learn
English. She got stuck here because of the war and then met and
married my grandfather when she was just 17 years old. She and my
grandfather had 2 children and lived in South East London for a
few years, once he returned from the war. They later moved to Buckinghamshire.
My grandfather sadly passed away in November 2002, they had been
married for 62 years. She is a very sociable person and loves to
have a big network of friends around her.