No.1: Meet Your Host
My name is Alison May and in the fifteen years (15 YEARS!!) I have been blogging at Brocante so much has changed in my life and I have captured it all here in posts long and short, funny, inspiring and occasionally heartbreaking. For I am a woman just like you, telling the truth about my life and hoping that in an all my ups and downs you will find sanctuary, solace and sometime a deep sigh (and suppressed giggle) of “there but for the grace of God!”…
So who am I? I am Mum to Finley who is almost sixteen and step-Mum to Stevie who is thirteen, partner to Ste, former interior designer, lover of sherbet dip-dabs, Agatha Raisin fan, possessor of an oversized bottom and homemaking obsessive.
An ordinary woman living a muddly life I have carved from extra-ordinary dreams. With hair rather outrageously growing out of my chin, a penchant for jaunts around the
No.2: Get The Tiny Joy Kit
I. like you, really don’t like being bombarded with emails which is why after your initial welcome to my FREE mailing list, I send just one email per week, offering you a pretty little digest of all that is happening in all corners of
Featuring the puttery treats
Use it then to inspire you to stay on the
No.3: Join My FREE Brocante Community
With your own profile, the ability to join a myriad of groups, share your day, and make notes from throughout the site, the community truly is the way to wholly embrace the Brocante way of life…
So join today. The groups and forums are completely private and there is no obligation to stay, nor to talk, but it would be truly lovely to get to know you and I promise you won’t find a more supportive, welcoming group of women anywhere…
No.4: Read the Blog
The blog is split into four main categeories that each represent an aspect of all that I have to share here at
Authenticity: On creating a life that satisfies our souls.
Bibliotherapy: Finding ourselves in the books and poetry we read.
Sanctuary: Creating a home that reflects who we are.
And Wellbeing: Looking after ourselves so we have the strength and clarity to live well.
No.5: Download the Calendar
Designed to work hand-in-hand with the BrocanteHome Lifebook, the calendar will point you in the right direction of all the printables you can use to embrace routine and create days stuffed full of teeny joys.
New for June 2020, is the addition of one daily puttery treat, taken from my best-selling
No.6: Take Your Own Notes
There is a huge amount of truly scrumptious information AND inspiration to be found across
At the bottom of your screen you will see either a pink note bar, or a green circle, and if you press it a pop-up note app will appear so you can jot down all that you want to remember on any given post and then op over to your own “NOTES PAGE” to find, read and print the notes you have made!
It’s all kinds of useful wonderful and I hope you will be as delighted with this new addition to
Start taking notes today!
No.7 Browse the Store
The BrocanteHome Store is a truly lovely mix of my printables, books and Brocante merchandise alongside an ever-changing selection of