Tracing Gramps…and becoming Irish

4 MINUTE READ  I’m becoming Irish.  To be sure, I’ll still be Scottish and British, but if I can also become Irish it means I’ll still feel European. Ok I admit, that’s quite a lot of nationalities for just one person…but don’t go all judge-y on me. I like to have options…

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The 10 Friends Every Midlife Woman Needs

4 MINUTE READ Remember at school when you had a Best Friend (or BFF as they say nowadays). Mine was Karen Berry.  We must have made an odd-looking pair – she was small for her age and looked like Snow White and all the boys liked her and wanted to…

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8 Great Midlife Movies

4 MINUTE READ Rom Coms leave me cold. It’s the predictability that bores the ass off me…slightly spotty, wildly intelligent (and beautiful…when she takes her specs off) gal meets popular jock (who has a brain and compassion hidden under those biceps). There’s a misunderstanding about the Prom. They argue. They…

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How to pick the perfect pair of glasses

4 MINUTE READ Last week I sat on my specs. Not for the first time, but this time they’re a goner. The legs are splayed so wide that they would only fit a supersize face – Harvey Weinstein’s, for example, but fortunately, he’s not lurking about anywhere in the vicinity,…

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5 reasons women over 40 look amazing

4 MINUTE READ Did you see that photograph of Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda at the Emmys? Not only do they look WAAAAAAAY better than they did 37 years ago (yep 37 –  in the movie 9 to 5), but much more fun and mischevious. No doubt there’s some Spanx…

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How To Hygge – Scotland Style

4 MINUTE READ It’s impossible, between October and March, to spend an aimless hour on Google or pick up a magazine, without coming across some gorgeous Nordic-type telling you how to be more Hygge. Ah yes, Hygge, I hear you mumble as you try to pronounce it (apparently it’s Hoo-guh…

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6 Signs You’re Rockin’ Midlife

4 Minute Read Midlife. So when does that kick in? Well, hold on to your G-string, I’ve been doing a bit of Googling and, cue the DRUUUUUM ROLL… Actually, can we cancel the drum roll. You see, it appears that there’s no consensus as to when you hit midlife. Some…

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