Hi! I’m Alison…


Alison May

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-four old Mum to one scrumptious twelve year old boy and more recently a Step-Mum to a ten year old boy too. We live 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….

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You Can Read More About Me in These Posts…

 

A Potted History…

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Well now… how to sum up 44 years of catastrophe and mayhem? With a smile. For sure the past ten years at least have been a helluva ride (you can read all about single motherhood, internet dating, Hashimoto’s Disease,  the very bad man I nearly married and my beautiful Mums oh so sudden death, in my archives), but my own sense of peace, a constant belief in the kind of gratitude Sarah Ban Breachnach taught me, and an absolute belief in my own authenticity have meant that on the other side of trauma there is blessed calm and after living in a teeny tiny falling down cottage for the past fifteen years I am in the midst of starting a new life in a modern bungalow with a gorgeous, kind man, our two boys and my crazy cockapoo…

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