Questions I’ve been asked recently – midlife cornucopia

By |2024-07-12T14:04:57+01:00July 12th, 2024|Categories: Hair & Beauty, Midlife, Style|Tags: , , , |

It's a quick post today because I'm heading off for a little break as I mentioned last week. The weather's been... well you know... so I don't have any interesting outfits to show you. Instead I thought I'd answer some of the questions I've been asked recently by readers, friends or in interviews I've done. They're a bit random, they cover style, life, books and beauty but hopefully there's something interesting in there for everyone. Questions I've been asked recently [...]

Midlife – the rough comes with smooth – how to handle it

By |2024-01-19T12:24:51+00:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: Midlife, Project Happier, Relationships|Tags: , , |

I'm going to carry on addressing some of the issues you shared with me in last October's survey today. For everyone who's asking, I will talk about style and run the retailer spotlights again but not at the moment when the shops are short on inspiration and we're all wrapped up against the snow. So today is all about the difficult parts of midlife that nobody prepares you for - the rough comes with the smooth - and how to [...]

Midlifechic Q&A – 20 questions… and 5 more

By |2021-07-23T15:53:56+01:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Midlife, Project Happier, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

It's my last post before we go away and so I thought I'd do something a bit different. Several times a year I'm asked by magazines, newspapers or other bloggers to do interviews which isn't usually as grand as it sounds, it means they send me a list of questions to answer and sometimes they publish them, sometimes they don't. It's something I never really have time to do but quite enjoy doing because I find it helps to crystallise [...]

Birthday thoughts – was lockdown a lost year?

By |2021-05-18T16:47:47+01:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Family, Midlife, Project Happier, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

I think it's always worth taking some time to reflect as your birthday approaches and tomorrow I'll be 54 so that's what I'm doing. Of course I'm usually looking back over a busy year of personal achievements peppered with standout moments but this one, of course, has been a little different. It's hard to view the last twelve months with any kind of perspective because even though lockdown's starting to lift, it doesn't quite feel as though this strange time [...]

Hello 2020 – reflections on a midlife decade

By |2020-01-10T15:34:05+00:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Family, Midlife, Project Happier, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

Well hello and a Happy New Year to you. I'm back to blogging a little later than planned because we had guests until 30th December and then went over to Newcastle for a family funeral so it turned out to be busier than we expected. However everything went well and mum-in-law declared it to be 'the best Christmas for years' - phew! Reflections on a midlife decade Even though it's ten days old now, I feel as though I need [...]

Cornucopia post: beauty, menopause and midlife musings

By |2019-07-14T16:40:59+01:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Hair & Beauty, Midlife, Project Happier|Tags: , , , , , |

It's a cornucopia post today and a bit of a long one so you might want to pour that cup of tea / glass of wine before you start. I've been testing a lot of beauty products over the last few months and a few have made my 'must tell readers about...' shelf. So I'll start with those and then move on to menopause followed by a bit of a midlife melting pot. By the end of it there should [...]

How it feels to be 50 in 2018, thoughts on midlife

By |2018-05-18T16:59:58+01:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Midlife, Project Happier, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

It's my birthday tomorrow which means I've been 50 for a whole year. Like most people I still reel slightly when I have to write my age on a form but other than that, I feel great about it. I've just had one of the best years of my life, not because anything particularly remarkable happened but because everything finally started to make sense. I noticed this new feeling of 'rightness' when I was chatting to my auntie on her [...]

Some thoughts about our midlife Valentines

By |2018-02-09T17:07:28+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Midlife, Project Happier, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

It's the time of year when everyone's thoughts turn to love. Whether you like it or not, you are surrounded by hearts and flowers and meal deals for two. I have been endlessly prodded by retailers to create lists of things we should buy to prove to our loves how treasured they are. And as I've been drafting emails in reply, explaining why I'm not running a "50 things to buy your Valentine" post, it's made me think hard about [...]

How to keep your complexion glowing in midlife

By |2018-02-06T17:30:06+00:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Hair & Beauty, Health, Midlife, Style|Tags: , , , |

Hello! We're back from our amazing adventure in Transylvania and I have so much to tell you. However today I must crack on and catch up with the work that I've missed so I'm forcing myself to stay away from the photos until I have more time. In the meantime, I have a post about how to keep your complexion glowing in midlife. I've been putting it together since I included this picture a couple of weeks ago and was bombarded [...]

On children growing away – how a stair carpet floored me

By |2018-01-08T16:54:33+00:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Family, Project Happier, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

As always, it's the small things that get under your skin isn't it? For the last couple of years, as I've descended the stairs I've been aware of a patch of carpet on our landing that has been getting thinner and thinner. Last week, it finally wore through. Of course the £1,000 plus that will be required to replace it is one of the reasons that I've been ignoring it- but it's more than that. The hole in the carpet [...]

What is midlife in the twenty-tens?

By |2018-01-15T15:39:07+00:00January 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 [...]

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