Never in her wildest dreams, while young Diana was helping on her parents’ farm in Aghadowey, just outside Coleraine, Northern Ireland, did she imagine that later in life, she would marry a young local farmer and one day say to him, “My greatest wish is to start a caravan holiday park on the farm.”
Her dream was met with scepticism from all quarters, including her husband’s. Undeterred, she embarked on a courageous journey, battling against the odds, navigating planning permissions, financing, etc., yet clinging to a dream she felt was divinely inspired.
Today, she sits on a sun-kissed deck outside one of the many caravans in the park, her sunglasses gleaming in the Autumn sun. Diana just adores Tullans Holiday Park, and for the patrons, it is their home away from home. While some may call them customers, to Diana, they have always been her caravan family.
As she reflects on her life, it is unveiled as one of immense happiness, though tinged with a little sadness from time to time.
Delve into the extraordinary story of a woman who bucked the trend and defied convention at a time when owning a caravan park was a distant reality for women. Discover how her unwavering faith guided her through the highs and lows, including the heart-wrenching loss of her beloved husband of fifty-two years.
So, grab a coffee, put your feet up, and immerse yourself in Diana’s story of The Seasons of my Life.
About the Author
Diana is the mother of three sons and a daughter (a fourth son died in infancy) and is blessed with five granddaughters and four grandsons.