Childhood Unplugged features Polly Alderton


So honored to have Polly, from @dollyandfife, here on our blog this morning. I’ve been a fan of her work for so long and if you’re not already, I’m sure you will be now. So with no further adieu, here’s Polly…

dollyandfife4Please, introduce yourself. Where are you from? Tell us a little about your family.

My family moved around a lot when I was a child but I guess I mainly from Kent in the UK. I’m the oldest of 11 siblings and from a complex family. I have three children of my own, Noah, Olive and Ned and a stepdaughter called Hope. Being a step mother was never one of my goals and it has been a really difficult part to play at times, negotiating all the complexities of playing that role. I’m fortunate to have a wonderful step daughter though, and I adore her. I met my husband Robin at university, we both studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw school of Art (part of the University of the Arts, London). We were friends before we became boyfriend and girlfriend and it was never more than something casual, though I was always deeply in love with him. Happily it turned to marriage and lots of children. We live in the East of England currently. Robin is a musician and plays in a band called, the Dead Rat Orchestra. Read More