Chris - the Dad
Lynne - the Mum
Megs - the Cool one !
We are a small family coming from England and South Africa. Interests include, for the family as a whole, camping, the outdoors, cinema, reading, cycling and Megs is becoming quite the fashion designer and song writer. We live just outside Cambridge close enough for convenience but sufficiently far to be secluded.
Check out our village here
Chris fishes - freshwater - and spends many a happy hour in the company of birds, foxes and dear in the local country park. Check out this link to the Country Park which has become his hideaway in recent years. There is a small Fishing Gallery included on the site which shows just a few of Chris's piscatorial captures.
Chris was born in South Africa and lived there until 1977. He went to Western Province Preparatory School in Cape Town until the age of 12 years and then spent 3 years at St Andrew's College in Grahamstown in the Eastern Province where he represented his school in both rugby and athletics until he left South Africa on 2 August 1977.
Arriving in the United Kingdom in Jubilee Year, celebrations were well under way commemorating 25 years of the rule of Queen Elizabeth II. On 15 September 1977, Chris started school at St Peter's College in Radley, Oxfordshire - better known as Radley College and studied here for three years, also playing rugby in the 1st XV, and representing Oxfordshire Schools and the Harlequins Rugby Football Club throughout that period. He also enjoyed some success in track & field, and was twice Vale of the White Horse Champion of 100m, 200m, shot and javelin.
Chris works for the Royal Mail as the Regional Communications Manager in Anglia covering the counties of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Essex and parts of North Hertfordshire. The University City of Cambridge, the Suffolk town of Newmarket, historic home to the sport of Kings, horse racing, and the Cathedral City of Ely, capital of The Fens. Saffron Walden, a fine example of an Essex medieval market town, and the historic market town of Haverhill, recorded in the Domesday survey in 1086, all form part of his area, as well as locations such as Norwich, Ipswich, Peterborough, Chelmsford, Watford, Romford, Stevenage and Southend.
Check out the new Royal Mail Group plc website.
Born and raised in Cambridge, Lynne is the middle of 5 children born to Geoff and Maria - check out the photo album to see her as a little girl - cute !
The driving force behind the family, Lynne has worked as a Nursery Nurse since 1978 and has gained a huge amount of experience in childcare and development over this period. Recently passing her Diploma in Pre-school Practice, Lynne worked extremely hard to achieve her excellent pass, holding down a full-time job, a two year course and of course, looking after the family. Only she could do that.
The assistant deputy at a local Nursery, she has been instrumental in the development of countless children and colleagues, and recently had the unusual experience of working with a young woman who Lynne used to care for as a baby almost 20 years ago. Interestingly, that young woman remembered her distinctly, and has grown into a fine person.
The mother of our child, and also my very best friend - Lynne is that and much, much more.
Or Megz, as we call her, is our pride and joy. Born in 1991, she continues to provide all the challenges, joy, laughter, surprises, and every other experience you can imagine. She is our babe, and always will be.
She loves being outside - she is a real fresh air champion - windows always open, hair blowing in the breeze. She loves charging around the county, seeing friends and spending less and less time at home as she grows more and more independent each day. She now has her own Meg's Photos on the site with a collection of pictures from just a few days old to 18 years included.
Studying at a local
college, and wanting to work as a youth counsellor, she is focussing on
sociology and psychology, and when not doing that, partying hard with her group
of lovely friends. We seem to have acquired a dozen extra daughters in the last
few months, so home is never quiet !! - long may it continue !