Category: Making the Most of Midlife

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival – Vicar of Dibley

What a lovely show this is! I have been a fan of the Vicar of Dibley for many years and so I was really looking forward to seeing how the stage play, directed by Richard Nichols, would work. It twinkled like the lights on Alice’s wedding dress! This is a feel-good show delivered with a lot of heart by some… Read more →

Ovarian cancer awareness month

Ovarian cancer awareness month – Why I don’t need it but you do

The month of March 2017 is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month; a good time to confess that my relationship with ovarian cancer is dysfunctional. My relationship with all cancer is challenging (due to the untimely deaths of several very dear family members) but ovarian cancer is the demon that I should have dealt with years ago. Our first encounter was in… Read more →

Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars

Book Review: Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson

I was delighted to be sent a complimentary copy of Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson to review. Occasionally I read a book that I recommend to my Mum. Other books I recommend to my 18 year old daughter. This is one that I will be recommending to both! Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars… Read more →

Becoming a childminder book cover

Becoming a childminder – what you need to know giveaway

Have you thought of becoming a childminder? When you work and you have a child you are faced with some tricky decisions. Do you return to your previous job after you have had the baby? Do you remain working the same hours or reduce them? Do you have a partner who can reduce their hours? How will your finances be… Read more →

Wiliamson papers

Book review – The Williamson Papers (Back Home) – Tom Williams

I have a fascination with Victorian Britain and with Victorian London in particular. I was delighted to get the chance to review the latest in The Williamson Papers series by Tom Williams for the lovely Whispering Stories book blog. It was great to get a history lesson and a griping tale all in one. I very much felt that i was… Read more →

Are your New Year’s resolutions broken already?

By now the established family tradition of breaking New Year’s resolutions should be well underway. Or should I say ‘revolutions’ as my youngest daughter used to call them. This may not be too wide of the mark as it may actually be easier to stir up a minor political uprising than to stick to an overly ambitious exercise routine. Especially… Read more →

Mascara 5 beauty tips

5 beauty tips for the woman who doesn’t do beauty – thanks to Dior

What happens when a blogger who knows very little about beauty attends a beauty bloggers event? Well, it could go either of two ways! This is how it went for me.     Why go at all? A very good question. The answer is a combination of curiosity and a desire to find out if I have been missing out… Read more →