I started the Family Grapevine in East Surrey in 1995 and the first one was printed in February 1996. You can see a copy of the very first one by following this link
I lived in Reigate and my son went to Homesdale Infant School and then Reigate Priory School and finally Reigate School, married and living with his wife in Kuala Lumpur. They are both teachers at an international school and loving it! He was a very keen footballer and played for many junior sides including Reigate Priory Junior Football Club, Perrywood Football Club, Reigate Wolves and Stoneleigh Juniors. He also loved table tennis and played in the Royston club.
We moved to Somerset in 2002 and live in the beautiful city of Wells. My family is still in the Reigate area, as are many friends so I visit regularly.
I live in Wells with my three dogs; Holly (a Cocker Spaniel), Dougal (Heinz 57) and Trudie (Springer Spaniel). Trudie does agility classes on a Monday evening. Trudie started as a puppy and has progressed to “big dog” classes with jumps and walkways etc.
As well as the Family Grapevine in East Surrey, I run the Family Grapevine group with Genevieve. I love walking the dogs on the Mendip Hills and the Somerset levels. I also love singing in a local choir and playing bridge with friends.
Gil helps me with the East Surrey Family Grapevine by doing my desk top publishing, collecting my events and doing my distribution.