About me

Hi, I'm Ali.  I'm a 56 yo single mum to 3 boys/men 35, 33 and 24.

When life doesn't turn out the way you planned, you've got 2 choices.  Stay down or get back up on your feet.  Rather than focus on what I’ve lost, I now focus on what I’ve gained.  Independence!  I have 3 lovely grown up boys, 1 gorgeous daughter in law and 1 beautiful soon to be daughter in law, one mad Lab and an even madder chicken.  

I have a job I love/hate (depends when you ask me!) teaching 4 and 5 year olds.  I have my own wee house mortgage free, no debt and I even have some savings.  However, I don’t have much of a pension due to years of part time teaching so I am careful with my money.  I'm saving for my (hopefully early) retirement from education.

I love cooking and have embraced the challenges that come with a gluten and dairy free diet.  I can knit, sew and turn my hand to most DIY tasks.  Just as well as this house needs a lot of work!

Thanks for visiting 😊