This is the 21st century, and as a result, the word family no longer means what it used to mean. For some reason, and I don't even want to venture a guess at why, I've never had what most people might consider a "normal" family - I have very little contact with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, and I have no longer have any biological grandparents.

As for this redefinition of the work family, I for one, am indescribably grateful for this, as several of the people listed in this section would not have been considered family by a more classical definition of the word. However, all of these people are extremely important to me, and I would hate to imagine my life without any of them. Thank goodness for progress...

I have 2 wonderful sons, Jack and Dominic, and a kind of step daughter (she's Jacks half sister) called Bethany. I currently live with Teresa, who happens to be both my ex-girlfriend and now damned good friend (well most of the time), and I am the demon spawn of none other than my mother, Kathy, who nowadays is more of a friend than anything else, and my dad, Mick. I have no brothers or sisters - so yes, spoiled brat alert!!!

As for other members of my "family" well a mention has to go to Ren, and her 4 kids, all of whom mean the world to me - the kids are, however, HERS, and as she doesnt want information on them being on the net, I will respect her choice and put nothing more than "Love you guys, and I miss you all".