Tuesday 11: 10 pm.

PERSONAL STORIES: Di Manchip

                  

Interviewed in Portsmouth June 2008:

 

Different Strokes:   How old are you, where were you born and how long have you been a stroke survivor?

 

Di:I’m 55 years of age, born in Portsmouth; a Stroke Survivor for 11 months (9th July 2007)”. (Click on Di's pic above right, to see her in June 1973 with her young beau).

 

Different Strokes:   What was your occupation(s) and when?

 

Di: “Sales co-ordinator for 11 ½ years”

 

Different Strokes:   Of all your experiences, which occasion or event sticks in your mind most?

 

Di: “Going to Australia in 2004

 

Different Strokes:   What has been your proudest moment and what was the happiest occasion in your life?

 

Di: “Proudest moment – Getting married; Happiest occasion – Having my children Kellie and Dan.”

 

Different Strokes:   Since being disabled by your stroke, what do you hope the future will bring?

 

Di: “I hope I can keep my driving licence; it will give me much more independence.”

 

Different Strokes:   What is your favourite tipple when available and what do you usually prefer when out with friends?

 

Fi: “I used to like vodka and diet coke; these days I only drink diet coke, J2O or red wine.”

 

Different Strokes:   When you were active in the past, what activities did you enjoy most?

 

Di: “Badminton.”

 

Different Strokes:   Do you have any particular hobbies/activities you are still able to enjoy?

 

Di: “I like listening to all kinds of music; and Motown was my era.”

 

Different Strokes:   Which big-screen film has entertained you most; and who was the screen actor/actress you liked most?

 

Di: “Film: A film called The Champ – it made me and my Dad cry; Richard Gere – I loved him in Pretty Woman.”

 

Different Strokes:   Outside of the media of music, films and TV, whom do you admire and respect most?

Di: “My husband Rich; because he has been my rock!”

 

This photograph right; was taken on their Wedding Day 7th July 1979.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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