Michelle spent most of her growing years down in Paraparaumu where her Dad was employed as a Postmaster. She has fond memories of childhood, growing up in a beautiful spot, where she would spend her days with her neighbourhood friends, fishing for eels and building forts, as long as they were home for tea by 5pm. One of her friends went to church and from time to time Michelle was invited to go along, she enjoyed the family atmosphere and thought it was a nice thing to do. Her Dad was against religion but mum believed, she had a Bible and often pointed out scripture. Michelle grew up to be compassionate and a determined young women.
Finishing school at 15, Michelle found a full time job at Copsford Florist at Coastland Mall, spending the next twenty-two years as a florist...