Born in the North East 1949 (Eng) an older sister and a younger brother. Mum was of a delicate nature but father quite the opposite. This is more about my mum , father ruled the household with a firm and strict hand.
Mum was a lovely quiet sort of lady she loved the great outdoors, this is where I think I got it from. We lived in a little two up two down house in a Crescent , semi detached so the neighbours were often chatting over their fences or walls. Our garden was really pretty I remember lots of flowers bushes and a little bench at the bottom of the garden. Mum certainly had green fingers. Her favourite flowers was Virginia Stock a pretty little flower that gave lots of colour to the boarders around the garden.
Mum just loved cats we had a pretty little ginger cat , well not so little quite big really. As I said prevously he used to wait on the fence for his fish scraps.
Father worked as a radio/tv engineer so when he was out working the house was a happy house.
Mum cooked pies in the kitchen my favourite being mince and onion, which for some reason (I thought then) she put a cup in the centre and then covered it with pastry. I loved watching her doing this it is to this day my favourite savoury pie...... To be Continued.