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Irene Burton
Worked at being a full time carer for autistic daughter.
Attended University of Wales institute,Cardiff
Lives in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, South Wales, UK
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Two kangaroos are caught on camera in an intense boxing match on a suburban Austalian street
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Against incredible odds, i.e. overwhelming weed growth and thunder storms of biblical proportions, a Day Lily emerged this morning.
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Have her in circles
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Carer for autistic daughter
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  • being a full time carer for autistic daughter.
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Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, South Wales, UK
Previously
Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. England - London, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, England - Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
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Introduction
Too old, two daughters, one husband, one dog, two bad knees, one bad back and a degree in Art & Aesthetics, fairly well travelled, reasonably well read, appalling housekeeper although not a bad cook when I put my mind to it. 

For reasons I don't understand I was elected Chair of a small but prolific writers group put together specifically for carers and ex carers in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area in South Wales. We meet up once a month, talk about and share what we have read or written and give each other some moral/mutual support. We have just published our first extremely slim volume of short stories and poems called Handle With Care.   

I like to take photographs, a sad old digital SLR goes most places with me. I don't pretend to know what I am doing, but things take my eye and I take a photograph.

My eldest daughter is almost 26 years old, she is severely autistic, living at home with me and and her  dad, who isn't autistic but sometimes I wonder! On my twitter profile I say:  Life is caring for my 23yr old autistic daughter. It's like living in a Monty Python sketch, only longer and more surreal.  I'm standing by that statement, nothing has changed.


Bragging rights
I was born in 1951, there are lumps of the late 60's early 70's I do not remember, I am still alive!
Education
  • University of Wales institute,Cardiff
    Art
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