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Life Begins At Fifty - The Book
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SHHH…WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE MENOPAUSE

I was on BBC Tees radio recently talking about the menopause, if only fleetingly, as there were lots of other women who wanted to bemoan the difficulties associated with ‘the change of life’.  I’ve previously thought that I was one of the lucky ones, as ,although I had noted that my body shape had changed […]

OH NO! EXERCISE REALLY DOES MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD!

My daughter sent me the dreaded text.  DO YOU FANCY ZUMBA TONIGHT?  The thoughts going through my brain when I’d received it are unprintable.  I’d been out partying all day on Sunday celebrating a friend’s birthday and the Pimms had been flowing thick and fast.  It’s a bit of a standing joke that I just […]

THE BLISS OF BEING ORDINARY

I’ve recently realised that to be an ordinary, average person is a real blessing.  I recently watched a documentary about Prince Philip’s life and gradually came to the conclusion that, although remembered for his no-nonsense interviews and hilarious gaffs (who could forget his comment about ‘slitty eyes’) he has been an absolute saint.  He had […]

LOOK BUT YOU CAN’T RETOUCH!

I love Janet Street-Porter.  I’m well aware that she’s probably like Marmite – you either love her or hate her, but I personally think she’s a breath of fresh air, mainly because she just tells it as it is.  Not to please or impress anyone, just because that’s her opinion and she has no qualms […]

KEEP CALM I’M THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

My youngest daughter is getting married this summer and I’ve just started looking for a dress…and I’ve just realised that all shops that stock mother-of-the-bride outfits seem to think we’re all looking for rent a tent dresses at absolutely extortionate prices. And to add insult to injury, the dress sizes are all two sizes bigger […]