Lin Perry cutting my children's hair - never an easy task with young children.
Making coffee for the Welcome Coffee Morning group - a wonderful place to talk to local people and get all the gossip.
Joanna Wilson's huge knowledge of Wrington - I still want to paint your portrait Joanna - please!
The Christmas Shopping List from Amors - trying to persuade Brenda Cheeseman to give me George Clooney instead of parsnips....
Richards Shop - an Aladdin's Cave where you can get almost anything, but possibly not George Clooney.
Wrington Motors - endless help and patience with my ageing Micra which is still going strong.
Wrington Art Week 2000 - got me going as a portrait artist. Thank you Teresa Dunstone for inspiring me to give it a go.
Marian Donovan - a real support and a good friend - we have such a laugh - thank you Marian.
Fred Cowgill - I loved eating all those biscuits in your freezing office listening to your anecdotes.
DT Structures - very laid back and fun - I shall never forget Teresa Kellow's loud infectious laugh, and at last I know what a tensile structure is.
And Gary Clements - am I bitter? Am I hell...
The Drama Club - who proved you could still have a great laugh even when life is awful - thank you to all of you.
The Post Office girls to whom I said so often- "No men ever again", and we would laugh about it - so, ok - I was wrong, all right?
Elizabeth Booth - an unintrusive friendship built up and lots of lovely veg left on my door step.
Ann and Tony Vaughan - such kindness from my neighbours.
Nicholas and Ruth Maddock - huge support last year!
Sheila, Bob and all in Amors - we have had such laughs, haven't we?
Sue Shipway (née Cummings) - a true Wrington girl and a good friend for 20 years!
Alan and Jean Durston - a real source of strength to me and pivotal in bringing me back to God.
Natalie and Sue Cross at New Image - for making my hair so gorgeous (ahem) and listening to all
my problems over the years.
Martin Hickes - a great and helpful neighbour - are you sure you wouldn't like to have my ginger cat Paddy?
Lorna Gay Darling - a friend with smiley Irish eyes and a lovely singing voice.
Sue Bendall, Laura and Pete and of course mum-in-law Elinor
"Jinks" Pollard and her beau Walter!
Phil Neve - Allo darlin' - where would I have been without you too eh?
Michael and Scott - so naughty, but you didn't half brighten my dark days with your sense of fun and too much alcohol.
Nicki Sellars - a friend for life.
My art mates - Ann Dale, Sandie Hargreaves, Monica Duthie - see you all in Cape Town at the
artists' colony that I am setting up - and I mean that.
So finally I am off to the sun with love and romance thrown in - a happy ending and a new beginning.
Thank you Wrington for all your support and giving me such happy memories. Bye bye.