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We've had many comments over the years about how close we are as a family & how respectful we are of each other. It's also been suggested to us that we write a book about how we've raised our kids, but the problem with that is - we have no idea what we have done that's so different to other families...

Sal is our eldest, born in a hospital in Cheshire (because the consultant insisted I was too young to have a home birth), but she was at the home births of her siblings! She's a life vegetarian, was home educated from 11 - 17, is very independent, motivated & organised, gets stroppy when she's hungry, left home when she was 19 (to live with her boyfriend), takes great photographs, likes growing vegetables & wears colourful clothes.

Rose is our second born, arrived at home to the tune of "Happy Birthday" (which her big sis loved)! She was at the birth of her brother & is also a life veggie, home educated from 9 - 17, she's a thinker, quiet & creative, has always loved to doodle (especially on books, walls & tables)! She's not keen on hard work & would probably prefer to spend her days lounging in her hammock! Sometimes she gets the giggles at inappropriate times, but just can't stop & once had laughing gas at a festival. She is an amazing artist & likes to wear black.

Hugo is our youngest, he was born at home with his family around him. He was vegan for his first 3 years & still has a slight dairy intolerance, but says that pizza & ice cream are worth suffering for! He has never been to school, didn't read until he was 8 (but now reads books like "The Da Vinci Code"), he is a self taught computer whizz, hates alcohol, stays up late most nights & rarely gets up before midday. He loves cats & veggie fry-ups, always beats his parents at scrabble & doesn't care what he wears.  
  
Our buddies. Now...



... & then.



Sal is the elder & lives with Ryan.

Rose is the middler, she & Asa live with us.

Hugo, the not so tiddler.



The furries, Flea (aka Floobs) & Remus Lupin (aka Loopski)



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