Arizaphale: Rapidly aging mother of one. Born randomly in the UK (a Geordie) but grew up in Australia. A teacher of students with learning difficulties. A frustrated actress and sometimes seamstress. She misses her family who moved back to the UK in 1981 and the friends she made when she lived there from 1994-2002. Married to Himself.
The Baby Angel: Daughter of Arizaphale. Born in the UK, her father lives in Sydney. Netballer, facebooker, recent high school graduate, lover of travel and people. Fashionista and waitress. Occasional dishwasher at home.
Himself: Father of three and step father to the Baby Angel. He is a semi famous graphic designer whose recent work centres on websites. Himself is an inveterate sailor of dinghies, a passion shared by only one of his three sons although he never quits trying with the youngest one.....
No 1 Son: Brother to No 2 Son and half brother to Small Boy. Probably ADHD. Could be successful if he persevered with anything (see previous point). Sleeps days, games all night. Has been living in Canberra with his mother but currently camping in our spare room until his father works up the backbone to ask him when he's leaving....
No 2 Son: Intense, disorganised 24 year old, probably on the Autistic spectrum, still living at home and occasionally changing his sheets. Has been assisting his former step brother with a small landscaping business but shows no inclination to do this for more that 3 hours a day. Thinks the world is against him. Brother to No 1 Son and half brother to Small Boy, both of whom he dislikes intensely.
Small Boy: Now nearly 15, he does not visit us anymore but ensures his father visits him every Friday night at his mum's house. He loves X Box and manipulating his parents. He is bombing out at school. Half brother to No1 and 2
Sons. Has two other half siblings who live with his mother. I miss the Small Boy I knew before his voice dropped and laziness, selfishness and disrespect became an art form.