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I was leaving Aggravation.
My friend wanted to live closer to her son.
We left Devon together, to settle in Kent.
Bought homes side by side, in the heart of the North Downs.
Surrounded by chalk and trees.
She was twenty miles from her boy. I was half a world away from mine.
She wasn’t close enough and moved to be near her new grandson.
She bought a large house in Lincolnshire, where they all live together.
I visited - once.
Flat fields of cabbages, without trees.
Her tiny bedsit with no front door and a view of the graveyard.
Born 1949 - Not dead yet. Qualified as a teacher for children with severe learning disabilities and taught for a while in Surrey before moving to Devon in the early 1970s. Jill has had loads of different jobs since then, most of them in the care sector, either residential homes or in the community. Divorced and her son now living in New Zealand (the two events aren't connected) Jill moved back to the south east in 2010 and lives in a mobile home in Kent with her dog QT, surrounded by the fantastic scenery of the North Downs and a vast expanse of sky.