Elizabeth Wickenden

I had been working from home doing just a few hours a week for about 3 years whilst my 2 children were both very small. I then joined the Family Grapevine and a few hours a week suddenly became an awful lot more hours a week and I needed to learn a whole new set of skills. My first issue came out in July 2017 and I found that having a semi-proper job plus two small children was just about possible to cope with, and was mostly really interesting and fun, and something that the children could get involved in too. Since then I have encouraged my children to draw pictures, write reviews & pose for countless photos, in the hope that I will soon be able to pass my role onto them completely while I drink coffee and play Animal Jam.

Areas – Mid Sussex

What are you most proud of achieving as a part of the Family Grapevine group?
I have no design background & I draw like a 4 year old, so I am delighted when I receive positive feedback about the look of the magazine.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy a bit of gentle gardening & I am learning Spanish.

What is one thing about you that not many people know?
I can’t bear to look at photos of sharks, especially if you can see their teeth!