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38DD - she is working in a hotel in Blackpool and we speak every few weeks. She co-ordinates all our northern members. We last saw her this summer at the Birmingham Mega Meeting
Abigail - timed out of foster care, very nastily. She emails monthly and is still working in Montgomery as an assistant manager in a shop.Airhead – lives in supported lodgings in Church Stretton. She is a 6th form student.
AliceN - she still lives and works in Children's Home Ville. She maintains the photo archive and stays in regular touch with us.Angel – lives in Children's Home Ville and is a part-time care worker. She came to the Christmas event in 2012.
AngieD - subscriber number 4. She still lives in Children's Home Ville and came to the Christmas event in 2012. She describes herself as a minimum wage slave in the retail sector. For somebody we have known so long we don’t seem to see her very often.BelleS - lives in Children's Home Ville and is currently unemployed. We beeped our car horn and waved like total nutters at her just last month.
Big Al - living in Children's Home Ville. We have seen him face-2-face a few times this year and he has lost nearly all the 30 lbs he was told to lose. Well done!Boy Who Will Not Be Named - he has just moved from Watford to Merseyside.
BTOverdrive - joined via a school reunion - now in South Africa working as a nanny. Emailed us in June and again in early August.Carly – lives in Children's Home Ville and works in a garden centre.
Carmen – We used to drink in her pub – strictly against the rules! She then went back to Ullapool but got back in touch this year.CeriP - we were at school with her, in the same tutor group. We see her at school reunions.
Cert In A Skirt - we speak about once a month.Charlotte - works for a Blackpool catering company and flats shares with 38DD. Long-term foster parents live locally.
Crystal - a mature student living in LondonCommune1+2 - they are now both living in Church Stretton and are doing assorted part time jobs.
DawnP – After a spell living in France she returned to Blackpool earlier this year.
Didi - now down in Gloucester and we speak at least weekly. Her Dad died in November 2012 while in prison.
DiFromLeeds – phoned us to say that she has moved to Preston. She is working for an employment agency in the town centre.
DWM - now in Stirling (was in Mull). Doing grounds maintenance. Last contact was in October.
Dublin - working in Scotland for a tour firm. We hear from him a few times a year.
Emma - Works in a school (LSA).
EmmaR - In Halifax (Nova Scotia) working for a tour company. October 2013 message was the last contact.
Eve and Ella - founders. Newish parents and talk to each other daily!!
Fergie Sings The Blues, lives in Children's Home Ville, working for an undertaker.
Frankie - a failed adoptee. Rare emails, usually at Christmas or New Year. Handwritten note in May was the last contact.
GoodieTwoShoes - recently graduated, we spoke via Facebook in October.
GraceT - Foster child and former drama student and now employed in patient therapy in a hospital. She drops in to sees Didi once in a while who forwards messages both ways.
HannahB - Works for Social Services.
HelenaP - Works in the local stables.
HelenW - Has an adopted sister and lives 1 mile from us and shops in the same supermarket. We last saw her about 2 hours ago.
IrishRoss - He has rejoined his long-term girlfriend (Lisa?) according to his latest call.
Itscharr - A young blogger. Seems to have slipped through the net since I cannot recall hearing from her for ages. I will chase her up!
JanineM – Is working in a supermarket in Slough but is hoping to move to Swindon according to her latest message.
JoinedUpWriting - fostered in Port Elizabeth in South Africa, now a nanny. Only reliable contact is via BTOverdrive's regular emails
KittyB - joined via Mark's mum. Long-term foster parent, stays in touch via her.
LittleTim - joined via Eve and Ella. Still in Children's Home Ville. Barman in a pub we visit sometimes. We saw him last month.
LuluBigTits - still working with her Dad in Birmingham. Long, long letters most months
MadLad - still in Children's Home Ville – the star turn at a famous party and he also came to the Christmas 2012 event.
MadMax - Never says where he is or what he is doing in his rare emails
Magda - lives with Didi and we exchange emails every 2/3 weeks
MarkW - Still in Essex according to his twice yearly postcard.
Matt - a particularly sensible grown-up from the Manchester area. Irregular email contact.
MissPeanut - still in Hull. Having Birth Parent issues like others of us. She wrote to us quite recently.
N's Family - Nicola's last foster parents. Annual letter but they are a very special case.
Natasha – She is working with old people with dementia in Hertfordshire. It was lovely to get back in touch after so long!
Nightjar - a fairly newish Mum. We saw her very recently following her escape from the Jesus Army. She is now living in the Cleobury Mortimer area.
Nightsky - another grown up and the publisher of our book. We email weekly and have met up a few times.
Northpier2 - We know she recently got engaged but none of the exciting details.
Oldfashioned - fostered kids and all sorts more. Writes (by hand) quarterly.
Old Timer – a former foster child from many years ago and a guest blogger here.
OliverR – still working in Scotland and is seeing Carmen regularly.
PaulE - living in Barry with his foster sister. A foster child with a degree and so he is mega rare. Emailed us a while ago.
Perkie - a newish young Mum. We text both ways about monthly
Peter From Upstairs, lives in Children's Home Ville, works in a hardware shop. We saw him at Christmas 2012 and again in the middle of October.
Pinky - from Acton in West London. She emails us from the local library every few months
PixieandDixie - still engaged and now living and working in Malta. We were in contact quite recently.
QueenoftheWorld - still in Children's Home Ville – came to see us at Christmas.
Red Rose, lives in Children's Home Ville, works in bar/restaurant. Swapped a double time shift to come to us over Christmas.
ReigningMonach – a short message, a long message then silence but then got back in touch. A foster parent.
Seb - An office worker in an FE college. He spoke to Ella the Sunday before she and I went back to work.
SimpleNotSimon - joined via Commune1+2 and all contact is via them
Smartypants - still in Children's Home Ville - last contact in the summer.
TeachersPet - no longer teaching in our old school. She has a promoted post about 10 miles north.
TigerTim – Doing office cleaning in Cardiff. Last contact was in the summer.
TigerNotTim - still in Children's Home Ville – came to the Christmas Bash 2012.
Tom H, lives in Children's Home Ville, works in a garden centre. He was at the Christmas 2012 event.
Tom T, lives in Children's Home Ville, works in a petrol station. He was at the Christmas 2012 event.
Twinkle, lives in Children'’ Home Ville, currently unemployed. . She was at the Christmas 2012 event.
WendysPal - Joined via the late Wendy N (RIP) - in and out of the "black economy" in London.
Wobbly - works with 38DD in a hotel. So many funny stories about foster care! She phoned from the recent Blackpool meeting.
YaleLock - Connected somehow to Commune1 (half sibling?) We had a Christmas card from her this year. She is well but between partners.
Zulu - seen at the Christmas Bash 2012 and again when he helped Ella with her disgusting Birth Father.