I love coming from such a talented family.
My mum is so artistic as well as a great writer. She did her degree in English after a short career in nursing. She went back to university to fulfill her dreams despite having four children (myself the youngest and in nursery at the time). She is now a wonderful primary school teacher (and art coordinator at the school) who I love to watch teaching. She reads so beautifully and always brings puppets into her stories. I love seeing the children listening to her in awe, she's going to be a perfect grandma!
My dad dreamt of making his own carpentry company, but sadly never got chance. He was wonderful, from making beautiful pictures out of wood, building puppet sets for my mum, building bookshelves in the house, to building my sister and I life sized horses from a base of wood (I actually don't know how he went about padding the horses!) As well as all this, he was the perfect handy-man and perfect dad!
|Me, my mum and dad on a family holiday - such happy memories!|
My brother, Matthew, is in no way artistic (the gene seemed to miss him!) but he has an incredible gift of the gab. He works for the police (not as an actual police officer) and has to deal with a lot of people. I've always been so amazed by his wonderful confidence, but good confidence not cocky. He was shy in school but has grown so well. He gave such a beautiful speech at my dad's funeral and my sister's wedding and I hope one day he'll give me away at my wedding. I couldn't ask for a better brother, he has taken such care of us, always putting my mum, sisters and I before himself when we were at our worst. I will always remember this and always be thankful for the wonderful head of the family he has become.
My sister Laura is a lover of animals. From as early as I can remember she has selflessly rescued animals and begged my parents for animals, from Giant African Snails to cows (I think this is why my dad had to build us two horses - to stop the nagging!). She plans to go and work with animals and I know she will do an amazing job. She is also a beautiful illustrator and writer.
|Lucy, Matthew, my mum, myself and Laura.|
Our extended family. My brother-in-law Mark, soon to be sister-in-law Jayne and my lovely boyfriend Mat.
Granddad (Or Nick - read below) and Matthew.
I'm the youngest of the family and hope I will be as successful as the others have become already. I love them dearly and hope I make them proud!
Oh and lastly, I want to mention my Granddad (he is actually a lodger who has been with my family from when my eldest sister was small). He's not exactly artistic, but full of wonderful knowledge to keep me entertained. Here's some old illustrations of him.