Being with fellow lung-disease sufferers has made it easier to give up pretending. Being with people with the same struggles has given me a new outlook.
I'm part of an informal group of creative women who are around menopause age. We're all different, we're all experiencing menopause differently, and we have our individual ways of dealing with it, embracing it, and generally living it. Today, a few of us met up to chat about our experiences, share our knowledge, ask questions,… Continue reading We don’t want to feel younger
I hate sport, I've got the lungs of a 90 year old, and I'm terrified of PE teachers, but I've joined a gym.
Growing up in the 60s and 70s. Platforms, hotpants, spacehoppers, big hair, weird toys, orange, yellow, short skirts, long skirts, pop music, Tiny Tears, roller skates, magazines..... Everything you needed to be cool. But what if your parents were so anti-cool, they were practically in the furnace? My parents were anti-tinsel. This made the annual… Continue reading Growing Up Weird
What a bloody mess My mother had prepared me for PERIODS. The first time it happened, l knew what was going on. I could have done without her excitedly phoning my great aunt about it while I was still on the loo, grappling with my first sanitary towel. But otherwise no big deal. She didn't… Continue reading PMT: You’re ‘avin a laugh aren’t you?
When I was earning a good wage I took certain things for granted. It turns out I can live without them though.
It's World Humanitarian Day, and I would like to think being humanitarian means to put aside "otherness" and talk to each other as humans.
You know those times when you have a really horrible task to do?I was feeling a lot like Oliver and felt that any minute some official would shout "MORE?". And then something happens that makes it OK?
Jeez I get ratty these days. It really is time I went to see the doctor. Twice today I've been on the verge of losing it with a total stranger. To be honest, the first time the total stranger really did deserve it but he was considerably larger than me and had the power to… Continue reading Flying off the handle
Today I bought Pillarbox Red lipstick. I've never got on with red lipstick. Infact, despite having what might be seen as an unhealthy interest in all other makeup, lipstick has always scared me a bit. There's something about it feels old fashioned. Perhaps because it was the only makeup my mum and her mum wore.… Continue reading Menopause and Makeup