Hello – I’m Alison, a very happy 50 something and I split my time between my house in Spain and travelling in the UK and beyond. I have recently retired from 35 years of teaching, a job that I have really loved, but am also a medieval re-enactor (my pic shows me some years ago in my finery at a banquet), a passionate stitcher and enthusiastic but amateur sewer, knitter and quilter!
I have 2 lovely children, Ellen who is 30 and Jacob who is 27. Ellen did a degree in History, Heritage and Archaeology and after 10 years working for the National Trust is now working as the Assistant Manager at Bassetlaw Foodbank. Jacob finished his degree studies at Middlesborough University doing Multimedia Journalism, spent two years learning Japanese and taking a TEFL course and an MA in TESOL and is now teaching English in Japan. We hope to go and visit him as soon as we are allowed to.
I love camping and am happiest in a field, preferably one with a view of mountains! I have also in the last few years discovered the joys of Steampunk and WW2 re-enactment so am really enjoying putting together costumes for those as well.
One of my other great passions is travel, I have so many places that I want to see and that is one of the reasons why I love reading blogs as well, the little glimpses into what life is like in other parts of the world. I love to visit cities in Europe and wander round museums and churches. I am looking forward to a happy retirement doing all of these things.
You can find out more about some these things on my pages or by using the categories on my sidebar. Please leave me a comment as well so I can get to know you.