My name is Jacqui and my hope for this blog is to have fun writing it and that you will enjoy reading it. I am going to share my experiences, insights, thoughts, wisdom and giggles! I tend to see the funny side of most everything.
I live in Leeds at the moment, a large town in the North Of England in a pretty old cottage with ye olde beams and a ton of books. The countryside is beautiful around here and the weather mostly sucks.
Did you note the “I live in Leeds at the moment “? For a security loving Cancerian, I have been a bit of a gypsy so anything could happen and frequently does. I have learned never to say never about anything . I truly believe that life is a glamorous and glorious adventure full of endless possibilities and mostly it is! Sometimes too it is hard and painful and sad so my mantra is ” and this too shall pass “
I have lived long enough not to need to tell you for how long. Anything over half a century does not need discussing. Age does have SOME compensations. One day I might be able to think of one
I have two wonderful sons who are nearly as old as me and one beautiful daughter in law so far.
I am retired which was not entirely voluntary. But there is no need ever to be bored because there are endless jobs out there for no money but countless mitzvahs or merits. I am a Jewish Buddhist see, so according to what day it is I am accruing points by doing lots of voluntary work, to take with me to heaven or for a very fortunate re-birth!
I have travelled widely and done some really crazy things. I didn’t do anything crazy when I was young ( except get married whilst still almost a child ) but I have made up for it in my middle age ! l lived in India for a short time teaching English to very dirty but enchanting children. I then followed that by travelling across South America in a big orange truck for three months so now I can put a tent up in five minutes! Quite a skill for a JP. I walked on fire in Wales chanting I CAN I CAN ( I did! ) and climbed a few mountains in the Middle East, both real and metaphorical.
I have my own radio show called Just Jacqui on a tiny local station Radio J com. And I write. That is why I am here now so I hope you love to read! I play golf and backgammon too. Another thing I enjoy is to do courses. Of the self development and or spiritual variety mostly. I always learn something. My professional background was in retail and management for many years, recruitment and advertising before that, and then latterly personal growth workshops and coaching.
I should mention that I have been married twice. So far ……I have kissed a lot of princes who then turned into frogs but I am still optimistic! So if you know a wonderful frog ( or are already a Prince ) looking for someone like me, please feel free to contact me!