Joy and I are blessed with 3 children of our own - 5 grandchildren and in 2014 our first great grandchild.
I was present at the birth of all 3 of ours, Samantha in Worcestershire, Rachel in Staffordshire and Owen in Winchester.
After many years of living in disparate areas of the country (Devon to Staffordshire, Wales to West Sussex - and the Royal Navy) we had all, for several years live in the same town - Bognor Regis ! Joy's Mum lived here too [ see note in blue on "FAMILY" page ], in her own accommodation within 5 minutes of each of us.
Rachel, after University at Bath and Chichester, was teaching in Hampshire.
Owen and Samantha, with Sam's husband Mike, built up a family business, gaining an enviable reputation with their work in Property Renovation, Drainage, Hard Landscaping and Decorating.