My family and I have travelled, we spent time in the Isle of Man, and then emigrated to NZ where we spent 11 years living in Whangarei, we have learned much about others through this journey and it has enriched our lives. We returned to Lancashire in 2017. Well- three of us returned, Ellen stayed in Whangarei, and that has been one of the hardest things I have had to come to terms with.

I am probably a little bit of an eccentric. I get a great deal of energy from the landscape and the world around me, and I like to be busy doing and making things. 

I knit, crochet, sew, make candles, play a trombone (in a brass band), run, walk and also write.

I am not especially skilled at any of the above, I am very imperfect. I value imperfection. For me it is the journey that is of value and it is like the Japanese art of Kintsugi, it is what we have become through the journey that makes us what we are.

I value kindness integrity and compassion. For one who has stumbled often I know the real worth of these qualities.

5 thoughts on “About”

  1. I love your blog, Allison. Your pictures are also great. Both Mrs. Jim and myself were in education. I’ve done several things before teaching full time. We also travel, been to U.K. England umpteen times, our daughter and family lived in London five years, came home three years ago. We too like the Isle of Man, my ancestors came from there back in the 1800’s, the Corkhill’s. I talked with one present day in Douglas. Thanks for peeking in on my Toads posts.

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