Some people who may, or may not, feature. Is not yet alphabetical, but I will organise it properly one day:
|Ally||Blog owner. Ex software engineer and archaeologist. Self-employed IT consultant. Sometime spiritual healer and reiki practitioner. Grew up on small-holding in Somerset. Married, mid-30's, no children.|
Likes: food; sleeping; tea; poultry.
Dislikes: lying; fizzy drinks; nylon sheets.
|B||Ally's husband. Lighting designer and AV technician. Creative, tolerant and all round nice chap. Slightly dreamy.|
Likes: camping; dungeons and dragons; cheese.
Dislikes: being shouted at for being slightly dreamy.
|R||Friend, colleague. Ex cinema manager.|
Likes: climbing; his family; being cynical.
|Ma||Ally's Mum. Sixty-something small-holder. English eccentric.|
Likes: growing things; animals; pottery.
Dislikes: selling the stuff she grows; paying for parking; towns.
|Pa||Ally's Dad. Eighty-something small-holder. Quite infirm.|
Likes: cactus; speculating about space travel; a good argument.
Dislikes: people; travelling further than twenty minutes in the car; anything, temporarily, for the sake of a good argument.
|Kate||B's Mum. Dynamic. Sometimes works with Ally. Takes on too much and then gets stressed. Likes to think the best of people.|
Likes: Greece; wine; helping people.
Dislikes: working; not living in Greece; having to do all the stuff she's said she will.
|Vic||B's Dad. Retired communications engineer. Artist. Mr Darcy.|
Likes: painting; Greece; DIY.
Dislikes: Not much, but his good opinion once lost is lost for ever.
|Aunty Kate||B's Great Aunt. Recently deceased at age of 86. Lived with Kate and Vic for a few months before her death. Pragmatic, practical and genuine.|
Likes: naughty humour, whisky and lemon, her grandchildren, laughing.
Dislikes: I really can't think of any.
|Natalie||Ally's younger sister. Medical rep.. Lives next door to parents.|
Likes: living on small-holding; her job; Terrible Tony.
Dislikes: Ally's sense of humour.
|Terrible Tony||Natalie's on-off boyfriend. Has hair gathered in small pony-tail in mistaken impression this it makes him look cool. Is health and safety consultant.|
Likes: scuba-diving; head-games; spending money.
Dislikes: commitment; saying 'thank you'.
|Uncle Horace||B's uncle.|
Likes: betting on the horses; The Antiques Roadshow; Australia.
|Crazy Tom||Ex boyfriend of Ally's. Bonkers. Possibly manic-depressive.|
Likes: tanks; explosives; knives; role-playing; his mother.
Dislikes: washing; not having his own way.
|Teresa||R's Mum-in-law. Has got involved doing some typing with Ally for Harry-the-illuminated-one. Also teaching Ally and B french.|
Likes: France; Egyptology
Dislikes: Too polite to say.
|PL - Polish Lodger||Final year student who rented room from Ally and B during summer 2005. Hard working skater dude.|
Likes: Liverpool FC, computers, his girlfriend.
Dislikes: cleaning jobs, but he does them anyway, because in Poland you only make 50p an hour at that kind of thing and here it's a fiver.
|PLG - Polish Lodger's (Ex) Girlfriend||Late teens, slightly dappy (now ex) girlfriend of PL.|
Likes: PL, lots. Toilet roll. Giggling.
Dislikes: not having enough personal space whilst sharing our house.
|PLGC - Polish Lodger's Ex- Girlfriend's Cousin|| Stayed in England for a while late 2005/early 2006 to earn some money whilst sorted out life. Cheerful, friendly, nice to live with. Is cousin of Polish Lodger's Ex- Girlfriend's cousin|
Likes: chocolate; gossiping; running.
Dislikes: eating too much chocolate; getting up early to go to work.
|Edwin||'The boy' who does the heavy work on Ally's Ma's farm. Is in his mid-seventies, with two artificial hips and a hernia.|
Likes: salvaging things from the tip; slightly blue jokes; people.
Dislikes: driving too fast; city people.
|Invisible Lodger ||Pays Ally and B a monthly retainer to use as a postal address and accommodation on occasional visits to the area. |
Likes: Don't know, never speak to him.
|New Polish Lodger ||Current lodger. Young Polish chap who has just split up with his girlfriend and come to England for a change of scene and to look for a job. |
Likes: Not yet known
Dislikes: Not yet know
|Semi-Invisble Lodger ||Rented room during week for a couple of months early 2006 while working in area. Appeared to have done a flit and defaulted on rent but eventually paid. |
Likes: Skiing; Crap DVDs; Hiding girlie mags inside his Snowboarding magazines.
Dislikes: Commuting around the country with work; not being able to afford enough skiing holidays.