One for Julia, I think. From the pages of the South Wales Evening Post:
Former alcoholic Mike Holpin, of Ebbw Vale, was criticised after admitting he did not even know the names of some of his kids.
In fairness, Mr Holpin is thought to have sired “around 40” children via 20 different women, and hence the inevitable difficulty recalling their names. Or indeed their whereabouts.
Mike, 56, has been receiving benefits for 13 years and admits to spending his £195 a week handouts on his 20-a-day smoking habit, as well as owning games consoles and widescreen TVs.
Happily, a new tenderness has blossomed in Mike’s life.
Diane Morris, 46, has a 28-year-old son from a previous relationship and met Mike through [online dating service] Plenty Of Fish in 2012. She said: “His profile on Plenty of Fish might be active but I know Mike wouldn’t dream of cheating on me. I had been single for years and I was instantly attracted to Mike. He had lovely blue eyes and he was so charming and witty.
Diane met the former fairground worker - favourite chat-up line: “Fancy a rump?” - a few weeks later.
“Mike and I have a great sex life. It used to be once a day when we got together but now we are at it like every other day.”
Good to know.
The pair are now inseparable and spend their days watching horror films and going for long walks.
I think that covers everything.