Jane – for amazing creativity and http://www.homemadekids.co.uk website. She’s genius! She’s also a masseur, training as a life coach and designs great web pages as Portavie…
Jo M – for helping publicise some Homemade Kids talks I was doing and tagging me on to a load of net savvy mums and a key group of NCTers.
Eleanor and Judith – barely know them, but they did something similar to Jo.
Sarah & Carolyn – for taking on some vital Lola childcare without needing babysitting tokens.
Christian – for e-publishing wizardry (in fact have a look at his amazing new e-book Free Books for Kindle.
Nicolette – a very special neighbour.
Justin – for helping with a short film edit, see above. I also love the fact he still runs the Drayton Park dads’ group which guarantees that Pete gets at least one night a month out with mates in the pub or similar. Essential to meet people if you work freelance…
Priti, Sue, Julia and Ana/Matthew – for passing on a lot of pre-loved clothes to me and the girls saving us a fortune
Caroline & Gisella – generous pet care much appreciated by Vulcan and the mice.
Julie & Fleur – lending their house, equipment, cars, pets etc so we enjoyed the best summer holidays
Matthew & Robyn – for house sitting and being perfect house guests fron July – September.
Meg, Eddie, Charlotte, Sarah, Fiona and Denis – for inspiring all sorts of students (including some of mine!)
If this post was by Gwyneth Paltrow there’d also be the need to thank the therapist, trainer, chef etc, but as yet I don’t have a large staff roll. What I do have is a family and many other friends that are great to be around, so thanks again to them. Good health and good luck to you all.
Whenever climate change gets me down, then I’m going to look at this list again and be reminded of the amazing support local people and friends can give each other.
Pic is of me with Jihane during a happy hour at Born, in London’s trendy Stoke Newington Church Street, talking energy efficiency with three mums. You can find out about what’s going on at Born by linking to the shop’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/borndirect. Or try the online shop at www.borndirect.com