When I was a lot younger I never thought I would marry, let alone have a family, but I have been blessed with a fantastic husband Kevin, and three wonderful children Andrew, Joseph and Georgina, who have given us such a rich and varied family life.
It’s been a privilege to see them grow both physically and mentally into the caring people they are today. May that continue as they face up to the many challenges life throws at them, safe in the knowledge that they have each other as well as the partners that they share their lives with.
Life began for me in July 1961 in Arbroath, Scotland. We lived in Leith, an area of Edinburgh. Our family was completed when my sister Elaine Marie arrived in 1966. We returned to Arbroath in 1968 as my Dad moved to London, relocating for work and to find somewhere for us all to live.
On 22nd June 1969, I made my 1st Holy Communion in the morning and caught the train to England via the overnight sleeper to London E15, where we became Eastenders!