Quirky Allison praised by daughters.
Accident prone mum Allison Caswell is the absolute tops, according to her family.
They just love all the zany quirks that Allison, 46, of Brompton Road, Linthorpe, has as part of her everyday life.
Her hair turns out with a purple tinge instead of brown when she dyes it, for instance.
And she gets her words muddled up, causing much unintentional hilarity, saying "disposable" paracetamol instead of dissoluble.
But daughter Laura, 15, who has entered her mum for the Gazette's Mum of the Year competion, says: "She's great, though proper dozy, and we wouldn't swap her for the world!
"She is absolutely wonderful. She does everything - cooking, cleaning and never moans.
"She also gets on smashing with my friends and my brothers and despite her non-stop singing we love her lots.
"She's funny and caring and we love her."
Allison married husband Stephen, 48, aged 19 and has two sons in the Army - Anthony, 24, of the Royal Signals who is just back from Iraq, and Stephen, 22, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, who is based in Germany.
Dad Stephen was also a regular, in The Green Howards, and is now a construction vehicle driver.
"I just look after them all and feed them," said Allison, who is coincidentally a former Evening Gazette copy girl.
"I'm just a bit accident prone and clumsy and am always breaking things, especially vacuum cleaners, but no-one seems to mind!"
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