In the Beginning (Conception)
My parents were in Canada. Having Catholic mum, my nana would not let them share a bed since they were not married. Due to the welcome escape at a party my aunt was holding at her house, they took advantage of this opportunity. The pair had a little to drink at the start of the party, so my dad thought mum could not get pregnant and did not need contraception. So, I begun.
First Days (0 - 2 yrs)
I was born five weeks prematurely via ceserian-section on the 8th of May 1998, to parents Jennifer Lee and Jason Naylor.
Mum's first thought about me when I came out of the womb was really, it's a girl - since they didn't expect it dad's family had only produced boys before hand. She was glad that she didn't know until the end.
My name was initially Vanessa Jayde, but my mum could not get used to calling me her sisters name and thus was switched. Dad called me Jayde since he liked the stone. Nicknames for me were 'wobbly-head' and sweet-pea. My Aunt, Vanessa, said that I had 'wisdom in my eyes.'
I was born with oesophegal atrisia so had my first operation at 24hrs old, and stayed in hospital a further four months for my second operation. I was very cheeky, I kept pulling out the tube in my nose. A pidgeon that kept coming to the window at the hospital to greet my parents and I, to which my dad took a photo of. People who visted me were all my grandparents and a few close relatives. People were envious of my mum who provided me with much breast milk. I am sure I liked it.
By 2 and a half I had learnt my name and colours; I had a real passion for learning even back then.
Childhood (3 - 12 yrs)
I was 3 when my brother was born, I loved him very much. I brought him his first teddy called 'bobbi.'
I had a couple of friends at school, mostly boys even though I wasn't a tom boy. We used to hide in the dressing up box so we didn't have to go home from nursery. My friends as I recall were called Thomas and Saul, as well as Issac at KS1. At school, despite my intellect, I was often put in middle bands due to frequent medical absence from school. In year six, we put on Jack and The Beanstalk musical and I was the narrator.
I participated in ballet, tap and pop-dance at two different dance schools; as well as musical thearter in my latter school. I enjoyed art on the casual, often when my mum was completing a larger work. I also enjoyed a bit of baking, but hated the clean up !
During childhood I spent trips most often to Canada to visit my grandparents and family over there. I have a Canadian passport and consider it a second home.
Adolescence (13 - 17 yrs)
Adolescence brought difficulty to associate with my peers as I spent much time in hospitals, which only leveled out during older adolescence. School was challenging due to frequent absences and a fear of being seen as 'skiving' due to health. Honestly, I cannot recall high school as a positive experience. During sixthform, things got better in regards to my health and I took sociology amoungst other health-care subjects. It was from the sociology class that I decided to be a primary school teacher/researcher.
I enjoyed music, dedicating my high school options to the subject. I played flute to grade 3 and piano to grade 1, as well as composing some of my own pieces.
At 17, I met my friend Rosie which was brilliant, I remember meeting her and the first thing she said to me was that she liked a red top I was wearing. I thought from that we'd become friends and I wished to talk to her more.
Young Adulthood (18 - 25 yrs)
I spent my gap year in Canada with my grandparents. I loved the art stores and bubble tea place. I met some of my further family members which was awesome.
Education: The University of Sheffield (2017-2020) Education, Culture and Childhood BA.
Middle Adulthood (30 - 60 yrs)
Older Adulthood (60 +)
Final Days (Last Two Years)
The End (Funeral)
On 2 Sep 2019 at 03:33 GMT David Selman wrote:
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On 29 Aug 2019 at 22:10 GMT Karen (Finnerty) Butler wrote:
As you have been a member of WikiTree for a few weeks now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.
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On 18 Aug 2019 at 10:24 GMT DJ Naylor wrote:
We probably are. My Naylor ancestors are from the Bradford area of Yorkshire and I have traced them back to Joseph Naylor born 1799. I have created a Naylor study group here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Naylor_Name_Study but I've not done much with it yet. Maybe we can find a common ancestor. Davey
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