These are the people who support me in all aspects of my work - for which I am extremely grateful - without them and their help none of this would be possible....
SAMANTHA HUTCHINSON (My daughter)
Samantha designed my website, which Bernice now runs since Samantha is busy running her own business. Samantha seems to be following in my footsteps and appears to be developing her own gifts of healing. Sam went to University and gained her degree in Psychology but, as she has been unable to obtain work yet in this field, she put her brains into starting up her own internet business I am extremely proud of Samantha and believe she will go far in life.
JASON HUTCHINSON (My son)
Jason has grown into a lovely young man and became even more sensitive to the Spirit World and clearly sees spirits at a lot of venues, but only time will tell how his gift develops. He often assists me on any vigils, private work etc as he can see if any spirits are trying to take over etc. Jason, I believe, will be a very good medium in time when he is ready to completely open up and work with Spirit. Jason has now graduated from University with his degree in Biological Sciences. He is now back at Uni doing his Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences. He talks to Bernice about his studies and it seems like a different language to me as it is SO advanced and complicated - lol. I believe he will get where he wants to be as he is very motivated and has his path set out in his mind - he finished his Masters course and is now at Nottingham University working towards his PhD in Biological Engineering whereby he will be amongst the first to study how to replace organs with organs resistant to bacteria etc - a totally new field of medicine engineering - so my son will end up as Dr Hutchinson and be among the world leaders in his field - how proud will I be ..........
Hayley joined our family in August 2008 and is my daughter, Samantha's partner. She is a lovely girl and we are happy to have her with us. She and Sam make a lovely couple - both as mad as each other - but so obviously devoted to each other. She is a very talented young artist and, upon seeing the quality of her work, I have asked her to do some spiritual pictures which she will put up on the website under "Hayley's Art" for sale. Hayley does all the artwork for their business at www.everythingbut that.co.uk Please do have a look as I feel she will only continue to flourish within the art world and her original artworks will only grow in popularity in years to come and , henceforth, become more collectable.
Our Dogs : Most people know we are very much a doggy family and all have our own dogs.
As you probably all know by now is Jason's dog. Scrunch our previous pug was bought for Jason but very sadly she died at 4 (see below). It was heartbreaking and it hurt Jason the most so after 8 months we got him a new one which was carefully picked out by him and they are absolutely devoted to each other. Although she was a little minx she is now nearly 9 years old and settled down a lot and is a beautiful little dog and no trouble at all. She is now our eldest dog.
Is a British Bulldog. Whilst in America we went to a puppy shop and Patrick fell in love with a puppy bulldog (he has always wanted one though) and said there and then we were getting one on our return home even though we had said DEFINATELY no more dogs !!!!! We obviously got her upon our return and she really is the most adoreable of dogs - so affectionate but scared of everything .!!!!!!!!!!! She is stubborn and will only do what she wants to do..Sadly Bam has lost most of her sight and although she is now 7 she is still scared of everything.
Bought for Bernice to ease the grieving process after losing Penny. He is our only male dog and is a black pug. We got him on Saturday, 6th June 2009 and he was only 6 and a half weeks old. He was so tiny and we all adore him. Bam immediately took over the role of "Mum" and now he is 5 years old still protects him and fusses over him. He has become a little "monster" and is really naughty but we're hoping he will grow up in time !!!!!!!. He adores Bernice and is never far away from her and sits on her knee or on her desk when she is working at the computer..........
I can now introduce our new addition to our family........ We have a new French Bulldog puppy.........her name is Pandora and she is now 6months ...... We had wanted to get one for a while now but put it off because Marley was so ill and we needed to devote all our time and caring to her. Now that Marley is fit and well we felt the time was right and as Marley is very hyperactive Pandora has become a good pal for her and also as we are. doing the house up now is ok for us to have them whilst the house is a mess lol......she was a tiny little girl who took a hold of our hearts ... She is very bright and very naughty alongside Marley - the terrible two - Bam has taken her under her wing as well... and Bam, Rocky and Pandora are often found cuddled up together in Bam's bed ............... when Marley passed she was brought home for us to take her to be cremated and was held so Pandora could say her goodbyes which she certainly did....... snuggled her face into Marley's and licked her then walked away and lay down in her bed as if she knew - very sad to see. She now has Lexi to play with and once more we have a terrible 2 situation ........
When we lost Marley in such sad circumstances the girls mourned her loss terribly and Sam didn't leave her bed for a week she was so distraught. Once again it was decided to get them another puppy. This time they chose a Beagle who is known for it's good health and long life. We were extremely careful about choosing her breeder after our experiences with Marley. On the way to the breeder Sam silently asked Marley to give her a sign that she was happy with them getting another puppy. When we were choosing their pup - one of them virtually jumped into Sam's hands and when she was picked up she had the shape of an S in white on her back. We took this to show that Yes Marley was fine with their decision and that she had in fact chosed Lexi for them. So Lexi joined our mad house and has settled in perfectly with the girls. The only problem we find is that Lexi has become a little "fatty" as, obviously, following Marley (who was unable to eat or have treats etc as she was tube fed) the girls havbe over compensated and fed her too many treats lol but all are happy............
Bernice was absolutely ADAMANT that there would be no more puppies until one or more of our current pack had, sadly, passed as she said 5 dogs was the absolute limit !!!!!! Just before Christmas 2017 I asked her if she would like her own French Bulldog for Christmas - she said NO NO NO ............. then a week later suddenly changed her mind and we ended up with Belle our newest French Bulldog. Despite being the smallest of our pack she has come in and dominated everyone and bullied the lot. She is definately the naightiest of any of our puppies and VERY protective of Bernice. If anyone goes in her office Belle atttacks them - if any of the other dogs come to her for cuddles Belle attacks them so she is under a very strict training routine at the moment to curb this behaviour and will be starting Puppy Classes at the end of January in order to set her out on the right path lol ....... I will wait and see how that pans out !!!! Pandora initially loved Belle and took her instantly as "her baby" but has since changed her opinion and now goes to great lengths to avoid her and keeps away from her as much as she can !!! Hopefully as Belle grows up and settles down they will become good friends. At the moment it is Lexi and Belle who are now causing mayhem in the house but even Lexi is very wary of Belle lol
Was our first dog but sadly had to be put to sleep on Wednesday 6th May 2009 following a dreadful struggle for 48hours where all her organs failed - she was unable to stand and unable to respond or recognise any of us. Bernice sat up with Penny in her arms for two nights hoping she would simply pass away like that so it was a heartbreaking decision for her to make but totally necessay. Penny was 14 years old and we'd had her since she was 5weeks old so we miss her dreadfully - but know she had a good long life.........
Was our first pug and was bought for Jason, when he was10 because he was mad about them. They were so devoted to each other until one morning 4 years later we awoke to fnd Scrunch had died in her sleep. To say we were all devastated would be an understatement but poor Jason suffered so much in his loss and the total shock of losing such a young dog so suddenly. We decided, as soon as we thought it suitable we would get him another pug - not that it would, or has, replaced Scunch in his heart. 8 months later we went and collected Trixie much to Jason's joy and once again he has his devoted friend. This time though he has Trixie sleeping in his room as he feels he can keep her safer that way......
Was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - she was Samantha's dog and was a sweetheart - definately the most affectionate of all dogs and wouldn't hurt a fly.s Misty had developed Syringomyelia which is a brain condition specifically found in Cavaliers. but she was being managed on medications and regular scans etc and seemed to be jogging along nicely as much as she can ............. sadly whilst we were on holiday in Florida in Sept/Oct 2013we had a call from the kennels to say she was not well and was being taken to the vet. She was subsequently admitted to Animal Hospital where sadly she passed away from heart failure... it was very quick and she was not alone. It was also found from blood tests that her kidneys were failing.... we were all heartbroken especially Sam and it certainly put a dampener on the holiday. Sadly we had to come back to the job of collecting her body from the vet and taking her to be cremated and say our goodbyes........ we do and will always miss her and she was definately the "princess" of the family and will be sorely missed by us all especially Sam who got her for her 16th Birthday and they were best friends and devoted to each other..... RIP Misty darling.
After we lost Misty, we knew Sam and Hayley would be totally lost without her. So, after long consideration and discussion, Bernice and I asked them if they would like a new puppy (even though we had always said. yet again, "No more dogs" lol) to which they agreed, so a Puggle was found and bought and we have welcomed her into our brood. Her name is Marley and she is very inquisitive, bright and very naughty...... has dominated the household already and is definately trying to put the other dogs in their place..... we have all fallen in love with her totally. As Bernice told them Misty has left an enormous hole in our lives and Marley will fill a small part of it and, as she grows that hole will gradually get smaller but there will always be a part which will never be filled and will always belong to Misty...... As anyone who has visited my Facebook page knows Marley was extremely ill for the first months of her life... she had a condition called Megaesophogus.... meaning she could not eat or drink properly and was starving to death. We managed to get a feeding tube put into her stomach and after months of intensive care from Samantha and Hayley she put on weight and literally grew into her esophogus ( very rarely this happens)... She had her tube removed after many weeks and is now a happy healthy young dog eating and drinking normally. She was left with some residual problems of a prolapse which she had to be spayed early for and the imbalance of her hormones and all the stress meant she lost the fur from the end of her tail. It was hoped it would right itself but it hasn't and she was continually biting at it as it bothered her so she has had to have that amputated. She had a final feeding tube fitted which was to remain in for several years, however, she had just celebrated her 3rd birthday when she caught a bout of pneumonia. We were in the process of rushing her to hospital at 5.30am when she tooki her last breath in Hayley's arms. This was dreadfully upsetting for all of us but especially so for the girls who tried everything to resussitate her and the vets tried to no avail and we had lost her. She was a very very special little soul who was very badly missed by us all. Towards the end of her life she was featured as the face of the RSPCA's campaign against puppy farming (as she had. totally unknowingly to us come from a Puppy Farm -the dealers were unearthed by the RSPCA and the people involved sent to prison for a few weeks !!!! ) and appeared on Sky TV with Hayley. Since her death Hayley has appeared on several TV programmes including Good Morning Britain, Central News etc etc to help fight the war against these dreadful people. Marley's legacy lives on ......................