You know how sometimes people on your friend's list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when are they working THERE? Since when are they dating HIM/HER? since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you *should* already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.
Well having read a few, which were really interesting and also knowing that I have a few newer people on my list, I thought I would do it ... so a lot of you can skip this and go onto your next f-list entry!
1. First Name:
North Crnwall, England
Does DJ count?
I have two brothers - both younger than me.
Nick is a teacher (Head of Maths) at a boarding School.
He is married to Brenda, who is a (very) part-time child minder.
They have 4 kids :-
Andrew - 12
Daniel - 10
Thomas - 8
Joseph - 5
They were married in 1992
Tim is a Legal Executive who works in Family Law
He is married to Claire who is an Income Tax Inspector.
They have no kids.
They were married in 1990
DJ - and for those who don't realise it, he is my namesake ... and if you missed the post, he was 9 last month.
Jiffy is Mum and Dads West Highland Terrier and is 2. As I spend my Weekends at my parents he is also part of my family.
9. List the 3-5 biggest things going on in your life:
1 - My Faith in God.
2 - My family.
3 - My friends - both those in RL and those on LJ
4 - Trying to (at long last) come to terms with the bullying I received at school ... I have always been a positive person and the physical drain and emotional stress I had when I hurt my hand in December really knocked me (metaphorically) on the head. The bullying I know, cost me my confidence - and as fast as I try to re-build that something knocks me back.
5 - For the first time in my life I am "aware" of being single ... which I find weird that it is something that I have suddenly noticed!
10) Where and for what did you go to school?:
My first school was in North Wales, then I went to 4 other primary schools in Essex; before going to "The Coopers Company and Coborn School" (also in Essex)
I trained to be an osteopath at the original college (in its original location, when I was there) - The British School of Osteopathy, in London
I am so lucky that even though they are now in their 80s they are both mentally fit and physically well.
My Dad left school at 14 as his parents said education was a waste of time. He worked in the East London Docks during the war as an engineer working on the tugs and locos of the docks. He was also in The Home Guard.
Afetr the war he got a slightly better job in Fords and sent himself to college to get his exams so theat in 1948 he could attend Bible College.
He later worked as a designer and then a Senior Lecturer at North East London Polytechnic ... and 6 months before I graduated I went to see him get his Ph.D.
Earlier this year he had a book published on The Second Coming of Jesus (from The Revalation, in the Bible)
My Mum went to High School on a full grant at the age of 10 - but when her Mother was ill during the war she had to leave school for 6 months. So when she returned she dropped a school year - and sadly never fitted in. So left at 15 and worked in a solicitors office.
She has never got any qualifications - but has done so much - made all our clothes when we were kids (and still makes all hers ...as well as making both my sisters-in-law wedding dresses) She is, to this day an amazing cook - and sadly her eyesight is not great for her to continue her fabulous handcraft.
She went to work when I was at college to help support me.
They have been married 56 years.
12) Who are some of your closest friends?:
Toni, Mum and Dad, Nick and Tim ... That's about it ... As I have just said in #9
Please copy mine below, erase my answers putting yours in their place then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration! One-Word-Answers seldom help anyone out :)