Life after retirement. Having been made redundant, life is looking good.

Retirement Voices | Add your story to this important new book

I have just completed an easy questionnaire on the subject of retirement. I found out about this project from another midlife blogger and decided to add my voice to the story. If you are a woman and you’re retired I highly recommend you join up and share your story and thoughts, it’s for a good cause and may help someone…

Finding Zen in gardening and poetry

Finding Zen in gardening and poetry A while ago, I was inspired to plant some bright colourful flowers in my sunroom/conservatory/hothouse/she-shed/glasshouse/orangery – call it what you will – and I marvelled at the peace that one gets when digging, planting and creating something new. It’s a kind of zen feeling isn’t it? Maybe I should do it more often. I…

A special Guest Blogger – my daughter wrote this for me, about me

A very special post written by my daughter My youngest daughter, Eliza, has written her first ever blog post!  We were together with family over the Christmas break and she presented me with a framed version of her post (below) for my recent birthday.  She also said she’d like to share it on my blog as she’d really like an ‘audience’.  She now has…