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Kate: A Lockdown Love Story

You know me and a good love story - I love one, especially one with a happy ending.  And this is a lovely one!  Kate first rang me totally incredulous that only she could be dumped in Lockdown....  but boy did she use time wisely to reassess all areas of her life and what a gorgeous story it turned out to be!  Bring on the champagne! 

You can read Kate's story in her words here: 

Before I reached out to Ali, I was feeling so low. I have had therapy before and it worked but I think it's something you need on a regular basis. I had started dating after 18 months off dating as needed a reset. I started dating someone i knew from an old job (Scott) and there were a lot of issues that he had to deal with and then just as lock down began he ended it. I was devastated as he had made me feel as if we were going somewhere.

I also was starting the third year of working for the family business and I felt I had no focus or direction in life. I...

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What's your story? Mine's a love story...

Everyone has a story.   The story of your life.  There will always be high times of joy and light and laughter and regardless of what Disney would have us believe, alongside them, there are the low times, the darker times, even the desperate times.

However, when we tell our story, we can choose whether to write ourselves in as the victim or the heroine (or hero if I am to be PC).  We have the choice.  We hold the pen over the blank sheet of paper.  We choose the words to fill the open silence.

So despite everything, I still write my my story as love story. And as with every good love story, there is heartache, heart break, long nights of despair before the dawn of a new hope, the promise of new life and the journey of healing. 

I hadn’t seen Vicki in 5 years when we were reunited at Castle Howard in October last year on Vicki’s second book tour date in York.  When we’d last met, we were both speaking at the...

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