About Me – Girl Friday ACK

Before I became an expat!
Before I became an expat!

Hey there! That’s me – Als, before I quit my desk job.

For over a decade I lived and worked in London as a lawyer – a shipping litigator to be precise. In 2012 I gave it all up with a desire to live, learn and love. I washed ashore in Nantucket, Massachusetts where I’ve been living since 2012 with my amazing husband Scott and our two rescue dogs Olive and Buster.

Family Friday ACK
Family Friday ACK

Nantucket is about 30 miles out to sea and rated as one of the best islands to visit. Every day can be an adventure out here. As the wealthiest county in Massachusetts it’s a millionaires’ summer playground for sure, but for the rest of us, it’s also a pretty incredible place to live year round.

There isn’t a huge demand on the island for an English maritime attorney so in 2014 I established my own business: Als Allan – Nantucket’s Girl Friday It started out as a general errands/concierge service but the emphasis now is very much on pet care. The dogs don’t seem to mind that I was a lawyer. Meeting pups

I’m thrilled by the success of my business so far but am determined to see it grow. I’m excited to set up this blog and show off Nantucket and some of the fun Girl Friday ACK gets up to.

I’d love to hear from anyone with an interest in Nantucket, rescued shelter animals or just doing something out of the ordinary.

Als Allan - Nantucket's Girl Friday


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