About Me

I am an American having lived in the UK for over 20 years.  My life is ever changing and evolving.  Having spent a large part of my adult life raising a family, I am finally coming into my own and developing my creativity in ways that I never would have imagined or thought possible.  This blog is called Arlene’s New Beginnings because there is always something new to try or a cycle has come to an end with something new to look forward to.  I am a mature woman dealing with grown up children and an empty nest.  My body is changing due to the natural cycle of life. I don’t have a full-time job, but I temp.  There is plenty of stuff to write about if you know where to look and have things to do.  This is the journey of my life since that fateful day near the end of 2008 when the company I worked for made everyone redundant.

I have written about things I like to do and am passionate about such as dancing and scuba diving.  I love architecture and photography.  I love nature.  I love art.

You will find a little bit of everything here if you look for it.  I hate being tied down to one thing as I have so many interests.  Apart from the Tango blog.  Tango was a reason for living and I devoted a whole blog to dancing Tango in London.  I also paint furniture, so I have a whole blog devoted to painting furniture.  But that’s it.  This blog is about the rest of what I do, or have been through.  I am sure I will get so caught up with something one day that another blog devoted to that thing will probably spring up.  Until then, this is it.  Happy Reading and thanks for stopping by.


16 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Arlene, I love your blog, sounds like we have much in common from the diving to the Hungarian roots. Gypsy is for both travel and ancestry. I look forward to more of your posts!

    1. Arlene

      Oh Lorraine,
      Your comments are lovely and very much appreciated. When we met, I was living by the Pacific, it was terrific! Who would have thought I would end up living by the English Channel! x

  2. A change is as good as a vacation! The sea seeks you out – calling its sailors who roam to come home. As a fellow immigrant who has lived on several shores, we bloom where we are planted. You are blooming beautiful!

  3. loulabellewb

    Just stumbled upon your blog whilst looking for info on life in Eastbourne. Lovely to hear that its changed your life, we’re thinking of moving down from South London so thank you for the positive Eastbourne vibes :o)

    1. Arlene

      While I love Eastbourne, it can be challenging for work. But then, if I was working, I might not have started painting! Now I am painting, I am really looking forward to finding some work! There is a lot of stuff to do around here and I think it could be great for kids. Plus, it is only 1.5 hrs from London by train or car! 🙂 Good luck with your move, wherever you end up!

  4. Ann Cato

    Love your blog, having lived in the Far East for years and now back in Eastbourne and a similar age, with grown up children, I too love the travelling life, I wish you well on your travels 🙂

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog Arlene. Life is change, we just have to go with the flow or get out of the way. My blog is changing every day. Blogging is a good way to get your thoughts out there, and we don’t feel the same way every day do we? Visit me again, I’ll put the kettle on.

      1. It’s good to be happy where you are, geographically…..and in life! Me? I love to visit the UK and I often feel torn in two with family on both sides of the Atlantic, but, home is here…warts and all! 😉

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