I had an absolutely extraordinary childhood. My parents were amazingly supportive in everything I did. They encouraged me to speak my mind and stand up for what I believed in. There were no 'ifs' or 'cant's', it was positive parenting, I was taught that there were no barriers or boundaries.
Unfortunately I lost my dad earlier in my life to cancer and my mother as a passenger in a motorbike accident. Often people say sorry to hear about losing your parent so young. My attitude is, you deal with the cards life deals you and I feel I was dealt a Full house and the best parents and upbringing possible. Don't moan about life and if you wake up in the morning, then "it's a good day" so get out there and enjoy it.
I'm now lucky enough to have three happy and healthy children aged between five and twelve years. I love spending quality time with them and particularly enjoy time on and around the water with them. I'm also looking forward to spending more time with them after putting myself in the available time position. Being with them and acting like a kid makes me realise how serious we become as we grow up, and often for no reason.