If someone asked me to describe my life up to now, my first reaction would be to say that it has been pretty normal; I had a happy childhood, a good education, lots of wonderful friends, a great career, a loving husband, nice home…all fairly standard stuff.

But upon reflection, life has not all been a bed of roses.  I have probably been through more of a roller coaster ride than the average person — I lost several jobs when I was in my twenties, my mum died when I was 26, my husband died when I was 43, I had a melanoma removed at 45 and brought up two boys as a solo parent for 13 years. 

Life is pretty darned great and I wouldn’t swap mine with anyone — the good bits and also the bad.

I hope you enjoy my Blog, with its reflections and little pearls of wisdom from within.

With love