• 'I spend £200 a month on games such as Warhammer'

    7 days ago - By The Guardian

    Beckie Blake, 38, on her hobbies - and how the cafe she manages helps homeless people In my 38 years I have experienced wealth, poverty and the squeezed middle, where I am at the moment. Growing up, my family ran a pub in our Devon village and I had tennis lessons and everything I wanted. Then when I was 12 my father became ill and we had to squeeze into my grandmother's council house in Yorkshire. Only after four years did my mother manage to scrape together enough money to rent a small housing association house. I moved in with my boyfriend and we lived on nothing while juggling college...
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