Welcome to Time of Your Life

People had been telling me for years that I should retire but I thoroughly enjoyed my job, writing cookbooks and running my own PR business. I was having The Time of My Life and I didn’t want it to stop. So, when I did decide to retire in 2017, I needed to find a new sense of fulfilment and purpose. Throughout my 35 year career in broadcasting and PR I was fortunate to work with some of the biggest names in the food media industry and I feel very lucky to have had a career that was not only a passion but a hobby. So I have to admit that embracing retirement was not a natural state for me, in fact it was something that I had privately dreaded.

I felt that I needed a plan, a new project. I wanted something that would be far removed from my previous 'business world, yet still be interesting and fun and, importantly, allow me to spend quality time with my husband, grown-up children, grandchildren and our friends. My mind was buzzing! And by chance, whilst out walking with our dog I came up with the concept for this site, The Time of Your Life, for this, the new time of my life. Sharing stories, experiences, worries, dreams - and having a bit of a laugh as well! So welcome - I hope you enjoy your visit and I look forward to getting to know you all!

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Hot off The Press!


Delighted that the newly launched Time Of Your Life featured in the Yorkshire Post on Saturday 2nd June. Many thanks to journalist, Lindsay Pantry, for picking up on the story. Retirement is a pivotal stage and some of us may find that we are experiencing all kinds of feelings; a drop in confidence, feeling isolated or unsure how to seek more new opportunities... READ MORE