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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 […]

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 […]

REAL PEOPLE IN ADVERTS PLEASE

Apparently women between 40 and 89 feel ignored by mainstream fashion and beauty adverts. Well, what a surprise! That is probably because most adverts are full of 20-something beautiful, stick-thin models with flawless skin, even though they are often promoting products aimed at the over 50s. In fact, on the fashion front, I remember sitting […]

SECRETS OF GROWING OLD DISGRACEFULLY

Last week I howled with laughter as I watched a documentary, ‘Secrets of Growing Old’, the title of which should definitely have been changed to ‘Secrets of Growing Old Disgracefully’. The participants in this documentary put the rest of us to shame. The majority were in their eighties and nineties but saw age as liberating, […]