Jeremy says he first saw Dee at a concert and cymbals crashed. On their first date he took her for a walk in the bush and gallantly piggy-backed her across a river.Dee says she married Jeremy “because if some other girl married him, I would lose my best friend”.But the seeds for their lifestyle were planted much earlier.
Dee says she can count on one hand the number of times she has ever heard one of her children complain they are bored. “I would suggest giving them a job to do.” The good life for the Rolstons began officially eight years ago, when they bought a house on the road to Te Pahu near Raglan.In this household of mum, dad and six kids aged from one to 12, real-time conversations are important; imagination is encouraged.Monte, aged eight, is currently working on a graphic novel about a dog named TLSH, aka The Last Super Hero, who sometimes gets in trouble.Dee had a BA from Waikato University and a post-graduate diploma in English as a second language. I could be myself.” When the couple returned to Hamilton the furniture-making business had hit tough times as cheap imports flooded the country.
Jeremy was a furniture-maker – a skill he had learned, with a black rubber-handled claw hammer, at the knee of his father.
He was a skilled tradesman and topped New Zealand in his trade certificates in cabinet-making.