Alison May Is the Vintage Housekeeper
Hello Sweethearts, for those of you who don’t know me, please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Alison May and I am a forty year old single mummy to one scrumptious nine year old little boy. We live in a teeny weeny Victorian terrace cottage in Lancashire, England, and I was an Interior Designer by trade before I gave it all up to bring my son up, keep house in the most delectable of fashion and create BrocanteHome so I could share my knowledge of what it really means to live well, with housekeepers across the land struggling to keep on top of all that life throws at the most vintage of modern women….
Like most of us destined for such a fate I became a Single Mummy quite accidentally when my partner of 15 years, Mark, left me for another woman when Finn was just two years old and newly diagnosed with Coeliacs Disease. That was then and though I truly believed I might never recover from the sheer shock of being abandoned, I am living proof that life only gets more scrumptious when you live to tell the tale of your worst nightmare, and seek solace in your absolute belief in your own authenticity.
Nearly six years later, after much heartbreak and a hilarious bout of internet dating that had my Darling Mum tearing her hair out with worry that I might just encounter an axe murderer, I have established an excellent co-parenting relationship with Mark and have in the past couple of years met a gorgeous man who has me truly believing that what is for you won’t pass you, even if you have to ride a hurricane to get it… and what a hurricane it has been.
Through it all there has been BrocanteHome, now deliciously online for almost eight years and re-inventing itself at each and very turn as my confidence as a writer and professional blogger grows and technology takes leaps and bounds most of us can barely keep up with but cannot help but be inspired by.
Supported by my oh so very loyal readership I continue to document my day, all the scrumptious things that make my heart sing, and year by year strengthen my manifesto for living life the BrocanteHome way: embracing homemaking without resentment because home is the springboard to everything we want ourselves and our children to be.
And Saying Thank-You!
Long may it last Housekeepers!