Why 50 is Fabulous for Women

I have a new sense of purpose and, since my preconception was that I should be settling down with my knitting as I approached 50, I wondered why. Ok, I still prefer my slippers to towering heels, and need a seat with a back, but I’m energised and ambitious at a time when the world... Continue Reading →

Mother Knows Best…

I am very similar to my mum. I am also the polar opposite. The latter is understandable because we are not biologically related, but as an adoptee I revel in the things which connect us, like a love of drawing, literature and perhaps less impressively, clothes and lashings of makeup. Recently I’ve been writing about... Continue Reading →

These are a Few of my Favourite Things

Toothpicks and hand cream and freshly washed linen, lens wipes and flat shoes, that’s just the beginning. You know you love them so join as I sing, because these are a few of my favourite things… Forgive the ear worm (you’ll be humming Julie Andrews all day), but since I realised how some things which... Continue Reading →

Can I Rely on You?

Why Being Dependable Matters I genuinely don’t understand why people are unreliable. In my view, you make a choice whether to be dependable or not. Being trustworthy is important to me. I want to be consistent and to do what I say I’m going to. But I also expect the same from other people. Am... Continue Reading →

My Midlife Crisis Bra

Can It Stop Me From Becoming Invisible? I have bought a new bra. It‘s red and lacy, and I think it signals a crisis of confidence. The world tells me I’m at an age where I should be becoming invisible, and I think my dazzling new bra may be a cry for help. I’m no... Continue Reading →

This Will Make You Hate Me

My Dogged Fear I have written some controversial articles before, but this is the one I’ve held off from publishing, because I know it will make you hate me. Why? Because I’m about to tell you why I wish dogs had never been put on this Earth. If you’re still reading, if you haven’t clicked off... Continue Reading →

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