About me


Hi, I'm Ali.  I'm a 57 yo single mum to 3 boys/men 37, 33 and 25.

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 and an old Lab called Emma who I love dearly!  In Aug 23 I got a new Lab puppy called Luna 🐕

I have just retired from a job I loved/hated (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 saved hard for my early retirement from education.

I love cooking from scratch and have embraced the challenge of eating foods that have not been ultra processed.  I can knit, sew and turn my hand to most DIY tasks.  Just as well as this house needs a lot of work before I put it on the market in 2024!

Thanks for visiting 😊