Dr Flynn Medicine Woman

What’s the tradition? The first son inherits the family business, the second joins the priesthood, the third becomes a doctor, and the fourth a soldier? I’m sure it’s something like that.

Well, in my immediate family the first of the current generation (my brother) is something in marketing – so not exactly the family business, but we’ll let that slide.

The second (me) works in IT for a living, but is also a ‘Lay Vicar Choral’, so that’s almost a priest (but not really). And the third – my cousin Sarah – has recently passed her final exams and become a fully-fledged medic. And we’re all really proud of her, as she’s quite an amazing person.

I’m not sure, however, whether the fourth of our generation is so keen of signing up for the armed forces though. Maybe that’s not going to happen.