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Monthly Archives: January 2017

//January

What I’ve been wearing… and thinking about midlife

By |2017-03-18T22:37:47+01:00January 30th, 2017|Categories: Midlife, Style|Tags: , , , , , |

Boo! I'm surprising you with a Monday post because after my two days in London everything feels out of sync - plus I have something special to bring you on Thursday. So today I'm going to start with some rather random recent outfit shots and then move on to the thoughts I had when I read your midlife comments as they came in whilst I was on the train. What I've been wearing Now, this was over a week ago on [...]

Physical symptoms of Midlife – survey results

By |2017-03-18T22:33:24+01:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: Health, Midlife, Surveys|Tags: , , , |

So here they are - the results! Over 2000 of you took part in the Physical symptoms of Midlife survey so we have some really interesting and relevant information here. As somebody who hates maths, I am always surprised by how much I love data. I suppose because of my marketing background I have learned how to delve into it and interpret it. Every so often the numbers will tell you that something you had always assumed to be true is [...]

Next Spring 2017 collection – trying it on.

By |2017-03-18T22:31:29+01:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today's post is one of the ones that goes a bit wrong. I had initially intended it to be about the new pre-collection from Hush but when I looked through it, it wasn't as exciting as I'd hoped so the only piece I'm going to feature is the charcoal and brown sugar stella jumper which is back in stock. These jumpers are a lovely cut and they somehow make you look younger. Charcoal and camel star jumper I have one in [...]

The symptoms of midlife – a survey

By |2017-03-18T22:27:42+01:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Health, Midlife, Surveys|Tags: , , |

I have been overwhelmed by your enthusiastic and very thought provoking responses to my Midlife in the twenty-tens post. It seems as though I have hit upon something that we all want to discuss in more depth. As you know, the last post focused on the cognitive side of midlife, our changing mindset. As promised, I am now moving on to the chronological aspect or rather the physical symptoms of midlife that most people say they are experiencing. One approach would be [...]

What to wear in January and end of sale bargains

By |2018-01-08T17:07:37+01:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Accessories, Sale, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I confess that I have always struggled with the month of January. So much so that we set our wedding date for 10th February so that I would have something to keep looking forward to during the darkest month. Although I love living where I do, the absence of bright city lights is something that I really notice at this time of year. The usually stunning vista of wide open skies is bleak and grey. Now that I've been blogging [...]

What is midlife in the twenty-tens?

By |2018-01-15T15:39:07+01:00January 11th, 2017|Categories: Midlife, Project Happier|Tags: , , |

So, here we, are in the retail hiatus of January when there is very little in the shops worth looking at. That means it's time for us to get into some of the deeper issues you've been asking me to cover - such as what is midlife in the twenty-tens (as this decade is now being called) and how can we age well? It's going to be one of those long posts when you may need a whole pot of tea rather than [...]

Losing the extra pounds gained over Christmas and other things

By |2018-01-08T17:09:09+01:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, Family, Health, Project Happier, Sale, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello and Happy New Year! I know I'm supposed to be full of perky new year's resolutions but I tend to see September as more of a time to start afresh than January. For me the decorations are down, the middle son has already gone back to school and this morning, I faced the scales which led me to a moment of self loathing because I've put on half a stone. However, when I look back at the fantastic Christmas we've had, I [...]