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Real People Doing Stuff: Pauline – Emigrating To Australia

Meet PAULINE…she’s a Scottish cat-mummy, DIY-loving, marketer, who, along with her husband and 14-year-old son EMIGRATED  to Australia four years ago. Why did you emigrate? I spent some years in Australia in the 1990s and moved back to Scotland ‘for two years’ in 2000, with my new Aussie hubby in tow…and…

Hello Healthy Nails…Why I’ve Waved Goodbye to Gels

3 Minute Read  Girlie Post Alert!! My name is Jill and I’m a Gel Nail addict. At least I was, until recently. See, I wasn’t blessed with them most elegant of nails – and don’t get me started on my cuticles. For years I suffered from serious Nail Envy of…

Real People Doing Stuff: Louise  – Wild Swimming

4 Minute Read Meet LOUISE…she’s a Shepherd-Pie-making, red-wine-drinking, mum of two who juggles managing and editing Stepps on the Level, a community magazine, lecturing in journalism to young adults and…WILD SWIMMING. What is Wild Swimming? Well when I was young it used to just be called plain old swimming! Nowadays…

Midlife Role Models…and what we can learn from them

When I was young there were virtually no strong female role models. Yeah, there were lots of scantily-clad blondes in horror movies who opened the window to let in vampires, and there was that woman off Blue Peter who made Tortoise Beds out of shoe boxes, and ermm, Margaret Thatcher.  The…

The World’s First Midlife Flat Lay

2 Minute Read You know all those gorgeous Flat Lay photographs that gorgeous bloggers and gorgeous Instagrammers and other gorgeous Influencers produce showing off all the gorgeous things in their gorgeous lives. Like this…   and this…   and this…   They got me thinking that it’s high time Midlife Women had…

13 Things Only Midlifers Know

4 Minute Read As Oscar Wilde was prone to saying With Age Comes Wisdom… I suspect he just might have been referring to some of these little ol’ Midlife nuggets… 1.Reading Glasses Are Your New BFF They are the midlife equivalent of Cocaine. Whip out a pair in a restaurant and friends and…

33 Things That Have Been On My To Do List Since 2001

2 MINUTE READ I LOVE a To Do List. I always have at least 3 on the go at one time – a Weekly List, a Monthly List and a let’s call it, a Things that Never Get Done List.  As the name implies it’s packed with things that never…

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