Hello, I’m Alison
Yep. I think that just about sums me up, but if you want to know more, then do keep scrolling, as below I have gathered a few more things you might want to know as you puzzle your way through the blog, so I have introduced the family cast, added a resume of sorts and shared my favorite things.
Above all else I want you know that I am just like you: I get muddled and get things wrong. My mood varies and while I’m usually a domestic Goddess, I occasionally lapse into Waynetta Slob category because some days life is for living, not cleaning!
I am a total homebird, cherish my lovely community here at
Ste is my partner and best friend of five years.
Just about to celebrate his fiftieth birthday, I can’t think of anyone who works harder at life and I love and respect him so very much for enduring what he has. All that and we giggle like naughty schoolkids all day long. And he needs to stop snoring or I am likely to strangle him in his sleep.
My absolute favourite person on the planet…
Finn is my sixteen year old son and he is a total, busy riot of pure joy, intelligence and conversation. So totally his own person, he is everything and more, his lovely Dad and I, hoped he would be. But he talks too much. Let it be known: this child talks too much!
Gorgeous Stevie, is Ste’s fourteen year old son and he is, to coin a phrase, a chip off the old block: quiet, sporty, witty, and just on the verge of becoming his own (wonderful) man.
He stays with us every other weekend and we wish every time that we could keep him for always. But he probably relishes going home for the peace and quiet!
Me In a Nutshell
Who Am I?
I’m a 48 year old, probably neurodiverse, vintage housekeeping loving, Hashimoto’s enduring, bookworm with an over-sized bottom, a penchant for marmite and cucumber bagels, and a deep-rooted admiration of Russel Brand.
I am ludicrously fussy about what I do and don’t like, love every house I live in like its one of my children, am loyal to the point of preposterous, and like nothing better than an afternoon alone in the company of Agatha Raisin and a tin of shortbread…
Where Do I Live?
After I sold the tiny cottage that features in many of the stories in the
The house has high-ceilings and quirky little outhouses, a personality of its own and a frankly ugly, mint green kitchen I barely acknowledge.
I never want to move, so will hopefully persuade our lovely landlords to sell it to us in the near future…
My Favorite Things…
Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Rose and Violet Cremes – one a day, every evening. Cushions. I can’t get enough of them. Bird-watching while I sip a cup of mint
My degree is in communications and art and though much has changed since I attended university, I do believe blogging marries the two rather perfectly…
I have always worked for myself: before
Fifteen years later,
Long may it last…