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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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 experts…

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Fancy a Sizzle or a Thrill? 7 Great reads for Autumn

5 MINUTE READ In theory, I love autumn. The chill in the air. The colours. Long walks on crisp leaves. The reality is, however, you slip your way through soggy leaves, your umbrella blowing inside out as conkers whack you on the head. However, what I really do love about…

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