Name: Raven Byrd (yes, my parents really did that to me ...)

Age: 16


Hair Colour: Black


Eye Colour: Green / Brown heterochromia


A bit about me:

I'm rubbish at stuff like this. I'll give it a go ...

I have a birth mark on my shoulder, which looks like a flying bird.

I love art and want to train as a tattoo artist when I leave college.

I like dark colours.

My best friend is Amelie Watson.

I'm not particularly girly, I do have a large selection of earrings, though and my ears are pierced several times.

I have 2 tattoos. 

I'm tall and too skinny (like my mum was).

I love running and hiking.

I don't like team sports or anything where I have to score or save goals.

I have OCD which mainly revolves around counting things in groups of nine. I have had a lot of therapy for this. Stress and anxiety make it worse.

Social media. is the single-worst invention ever.

I am an orphan and I miss my parents and our home in London very much. Some days, the pain is physical, some days everything feels surreal, and I imagine that they're just away on one of their trips.


Favourites:

Colour: black

Band: Heavily influenced by Dad. Into punk, goth, metal, more modern Emo, but also like classical music too

Favourite song: Carly Simon, 'Let the River Flow' - Mum's favourite song

Favourite Film:  Guardians of the Galaxy, It's a wonderful life, Dirty Dancing

Favourite Food: Thai curry, Roast dinners, Burgers, anything with custard

Favourite Drink: Camomile tea

Favourite Animal: Cat or elephant or horse

Favourite place: Home

Favourite season: Was winter, now not so sure

Favourite lesson: Art

Favourite book: Wuthering Heights, Bear Town

Favourite author: Laini Taylor, Philip Pullman, George RR Martin, Fredrik Backman

Favourite TV: Game of Thrones, Gossip Girl, Friends, Outnumbered

Name: Saul Theodore Grendel


Age: 18


Hair Colour: Black


Eye Colour: Blue


A bit about me:.

I've lived in Northumberland all my life. My parents moved here from Cornwall when my mum was pregnant. My mum is the housekeeper at Dunham Hall and we have a house nearby. I spend most of my time at the Hall though, I have my own room there and help Bertie and Enid out with odd-jobs and stuff. My dad died when I was a toddler and Mum never really got over it. She prefers her own company.

I'm in year 13 at school and doing my A-levels this year. I hope to read history at Durham uni.

My best friend is Stella. She lives in Alnwick in a pub called the Vampyre. Her girlfriend, Aimi, works there too. We used to have a band (Stella and the Vampyres), but it fizzled out when Aimi and I started year 13 - we both had too much work on. I think we were good though so maybe we'll pick it back up again one day. 

I love being at Dunham Hall. It has so much history and Bertie and Enid are really kind - they even let us use the music room there to practice. I have learned so much from them both about the Hall and the area.

Oh! I'm also one of the oldest souls on earth.


Favourites:

Colour: Green

Band: Pretty much anything other than RnB. It depends on my mood really.

Favourite song: Too difficult to answer. Maybe something by Metallica. Or Placebo.

Favourite Film:  Even more difficult. Would have to break it into genre to even begin giving an answer.

Favourite Food: ALL FOODS!

Favourite Drink: Craft beers, coffee, pineapple juice

Favourite Animal: Cat. Or Dog. All animals apart from toads (*shudder*)

Favourite place: Holy Island

Favourite season: Autumn / Winter

Favourite lesson: History

Favourite book: I like historical novels, but I don't have a favourite.

Favourite TV: Game of Thrones (apart from the last season), Modern Family.

Name: Amelie Watson


Age: 15


Hair Colour: Dark Brown with lighter highlights


Eye Colour: Amber


A bit about me:.

My name's Amelie (not Emily - that really bugs me). I'm 15 and live in London with my mum and dad (when they're there) and my douche-bag brother, Ollie. I go to Highfields school and am in year 11. I'm doing my GCSEs this year.

My best friend is Raven, we go to school together. She's leaving soon though to go and live somewhere miles away with her granddad. because her mum and dad died in December in a helicopter crash in Thailand where they were filming an episode of their TV show. I'll miss Raven :-(

I split up with my boyfriend in November (he was an even bigger douche than Ollie) so I'm ready to start dating again.

I LOVE Harry Potter and came 23rd out of thousands of people in a quiz to find the biggest Harry Potter fan.

I love baking and cooking and would like to be a chef, but Dad thinks i should go to university and study something academic. No idea why - he studied psychology at university and is a photgrapher now ... For someone who's always telling me that I should do what makes happy, he's sending some very mixed signals.


Favourites:

Colour: Red

Band: I love all music. And I love singing too.

Favourite song: Probably something by Billie Eilish. Maybe Bad Guy.

Favourite Film:  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Favourite Food: Chocolate, lemon drizzle cake, Marmite and cheese on toast, sausages, pasta, butter chicken, Hob Nobs, Galaxy chocolate, croissants

Favourite Drink: Coffee or vodka

Favourite Animal: Guinea pig

Favourite place: Bali

Favourite season: Summer

Favourite lesson: Food and Nutrition

Favourite book: Harry Potter and the Half Bood Prince

Favourite author: JK Rowling (obviously!)

Favourite TV: Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.