Here I am, back in The Bahamas once again. I was born Alison Hayhurst and lived in England until I was twenty three years old. I have one sister, Sandy Sloss and two brothers Giles and Mark. We grew up in Ashford, Middlesex, though I spent my early years in Heston.
I went to Twickenham Grammar School and, after taking A’ Levels, I started work as an Executive Officer in the Ministry of Health, Elephant and Castle. There I met Mike Hamilton,who was studying law and whom I married in 1966.
Soon after Robert was born in 1968, we moved to Guyana where we lived for fifteen years. During that time, Tamsin was born so we now had two beautiful children.
We then came to the Bahamas where we lived for another fifteen years and loved it!
Then, unexpectedly, we moved to England where we had a great two years, living and working in the country of my birth, spending time with our children and enjoying frequent communication with my sister.
Now I approach my future hoping to continue service to those who are in need. I have worked at different times with the mentally ill, the homeless, adults and children who have survived abuse, and refugees. Each experience taught me to be so grateful for the privileges I have had in life.I would not have changed my experiences for anything. They have taught me that, in spite of cultural differences, we are all so similar….what is personal is universal. I am grateful for the life I have been given and the life I continue to pursue.