I’d seen Ian Dockray on stage in several Shorwell pantomimes and could hardly believe it when he played Buttons in Cinderella…he was in his sixties and Cinders was young enough to be his granddaughter.
Parenting is a minefield. You dream of extending your perfect family and then the little angel arrives and suddenly your world (and house) is turned upside down.
But while setting out the chairs and taking money from relaxing holidaymakers, John invariably had other things on his mind. Even though he may not have realised it at the time, he was taking the first steps towards becoming one of the world’s most talented design engineers.
My three-year-old son was recently proclaiming his love for all things, from his little brother to his new shoes when he less than quietly announced (we were in public at the time) ‘I love myself mum, do you love yourself?’. I’m more used to being faced with questions about