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Ruth Wood (nee Wilford) 90-98C

After school, I went to University of Reading to read Linguistics and Language Pathology, graduated in 2002 and worked as a speech and language therapist in Frome, Somerset.  
25 Nov 2014
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The Woods Family
The Woods Family

I met Andrew through a local hockey club.  We decided to go on a big adventure to New Zealand and originally going out on visitors visas, we worked our way up to gaining residency!  We bought and renovated a house in Auckland, which we are currently renting out.  We enjoyed our shared passion for the great outdoors by mountaineering, skydiving, diving, kayaking and tramping through NZ's amazing countryside.  We were always pleased to see visitors, including family, Nick Brookbank and his wife Ivana, Kate and Andrew Flavin's parents and just before we left David and Helen Clark.

We both loved NZ and left a little of our hearts out there, but we missed family a lot and also England is pretty special.  We came back in 2009, got married and had two children, Evelyn and Barnaby.  

Living in Wells in Somerset, means we have beautiful countryside right on our doorstep and family not too far away.  Evvy and Barnaby love their big cousins - Archie, Gwen and Freddie Wilford and get up to all kinds of mischief.


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