Above are my grandmother and mother - both looking very smart in their best clothes and pearl necklaces. You can see that I look a LOT like them.
My grandmother was a waitress and then housewife and mother. A kind, gentle person - she loved crossword puzzles, writing little poems, reading and plants. My mum was a strong, creative lady - art designer/writer/editor for books and magazines about handicrafts.
They were both good role models for me.
and then below...my other mother - My step-mother! After my parents divorced (I was a baby), my father married again and a lady called Jane became my step-mother. She was also a strong personality - a family doctor, who loved gardening and sewing, word games, chocolate puddings, travelling....
I miss both of my mothers...and of course my grand mother.
Now I am a mother to two cats.....I hope I am doing a good job!