Erica Arnold: Camberley, Surrey, England

Erica and family Christmas 2000

Christmas 2000 at my sister's house in Hertfordshire.

From the left —
Charlotte my daughter
Lawrence my son
Jack my father
Jacqueline my sister
Bill my brother-in-law.

I work full time as a textile conservator. My children and I live in a very old cottage in Hampshire together with my friend Rauf and Tony the goldfish. There is seldom a quiet moment with a constant flow of friends (and neighbours' cats) through the house. I am attempting to study philosophy in my spare time.

"The glass may be half empty but we can always open another bottle."