I am mum to Samuel aged 11 and Emily aged 7, married to Darren, self employed builder. Sam starts Stradbroke High School in September and Emily is at Wilby Primary School. I work 3 days a week for Age Concern Suffolk as an Independence Advisor, carrying out Home Assessments.
We bought Hazelwood (next to the Ivy House) in April this year and are currently living with my very patient parents whilst we renovate it. I have lived in Stradbroke 'all my life'!!!!
A really nice feature of this new website is that you can customise your own information page! When you 'sign in' you might notice the menu at the top of the page changes and a new item called 'My Page' appears. This is what it says - a page for you!
You can change the 'theme' (colours and patterns) for your page very easily (look at the menu on the left) - and most importantly - put up a 'photo' to replace the village sign silhouette that comes up by default! It'd be great to see a photo, but some people prefer to use a cartoon, or a picture of something that represents their interests.
Your 'My Page' is good place to put a little information about yourself - eg your family history research or village interests so other members can see it, and maybe share info with you! This is also the page where you can share photographs too - it would be lovely to see pictures of the village for example, old or new!
Have a play with it and have a look at what others have done with their 'My Page' by clicking on 'Members' in the menu!
Most of all though, 'Welcome' we're pleased you've joined and hope you find the site enjoyable.