Sam Barrie & Andrea Phillips
I have three children and one granddaughter. My daughter Dani, is 28 and lives in Bristol, where she is at University studying for her PGCE to become an English teacher. Her daughter, Ivy is 2. My two sons, Elliott, 13 and Gabriel, 8 live with me.
I work part-time for a charity, Action for Children, where I help young people get out to work. I find this role very challenging and satisfying.
I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends. I also enjoy walking, reading and DIY at home. I try to stay fit and attend classes at the gym whenever I can. I live in Tranent, East Lothian, approximately. 8 miles from Edinburgh. There are great transport links into Edinburgh, both train and buses, which as a family, we use regularly.
About the Area
East Lothian is beautiful with beaches, golf courses in abundance, estates with rural walks, woodlands, harbour towns, market towns, etc.
Edinburgh is a cultural centre with theatres, art galleries, museums and many schools and universities. It is also a financial centre with many of the Financial Services companies, basing their head offices here. History is apparent everywhere you look. In short, there is something for everyone.