Everyone has a dream don’t they? I was very close to finally living mine, until at the last minute – handing in my notice at work and everything – it all came crashing down so my dream of going to live in Gibraltar was a pile of ashes. I didn’t have Plan B so I’ve found myself, a woman in her 50’s, living in a part of Manchester where I didn’t know anyone, and working in a job that was only supposed to be temporary.
Part of trying to make a new start here was to try online dating which is when the fun started. I started a blog about my dates and because I love social media (especially twitter) this has led to blogging for Metro, Huffington Post and finally a date on Channel 4’s First Dates. But it doesn’t stop there. I’m now a regular contributor to a local TV channel talking about any number of things, dating only being one of them.
Years ago,when I was married with two very young children, we emigrated to Australia. It wasn’t for me but I can’t say I regret it and let me tell you that being there cured my fear of spiders but it didn’t cure my fear of sharks.
But that was then and this is now.
This part of my life is turning out to be one of the most exciting/interesting times ever, and did I tell you that I once worked for Hugh Hefner?