Encouraging the midlife woman to grow, thrive and prosper

Month: July 2017

Flourish – One Month On: The Myth and the Magic of the Menopause

Flourish – One Month On: The Myth and the Magic of the Menopause

This week Flourish will be one month old! This mini-milestone is the perfect point to review the blog and to check that I’m still on track. I started Flourish because I could find little on the blogosphere that really related to my stage in life. […]

15 Facts about Me – a bit of Q&A fun

15 Facts about Me – a bit of Q&A fun

Now that I’ve been around on the blog block for a couple of weeks, I thought it was time to tell you a handful of facts about me! How tall are you? I’m 5’7” in my stockinged feet, but I must be shrinking – I […]

Book Review: Llama Sutra by Melanie Whipman

Book Review: Llama Sutra by Melanie Whipman

Llama Sutra is the debut collection of short stories from my friend, Melanie Whipman. I met Melanie when we were mature students at university. Some of the stories in this collection were the focus of our creative writing workshops. I learnt a lot about flair […]

Osprey: Bags and Bags of Style!

Osprey: Bags and Bags of Style!

I’ve been looking for a navy cross-the-body bag for ages. The one I’ve been using came from Next a couple of years ago and, frankly, it’s looking tired. So I was pleased to stumble across the Osprey London site when I was browsing on Google […]

60/60 Challenge – #2 – A Multi-Sensory Visit to Lordington Lavender Fields

60/60 Challenge – #2 – A Multi-Sensory Visit to Lordington Lavender Fields

My second 60/60 challenge is close to home. The lavender fields at Lordington were open for just one week this year, so I thought I would take a look! Lordington Lavender Lordington is a tiny hamlet nestled in the South Downs.  Blink and you’ll miss […]

A Slice of Summer: Strawberry Pavlova

A Slice of Summer: Strawberry Pavlova

I wasn’t planning to post another recipe so soon, but it’s Wimbledon fortnight and English strawberries are at their peak of perfection, so I couldn’t resist. Pavlova isn’t a pudding for those who are on a diet, but it’s got the wow factor and makes […]

Fashion Undercover: The Importance of a Well-Fitting Bra

Fashion Undercover: The Importance of a Well-Fitting Bra

We’ve only just met, so I’m feeling a little bit anxious about getting up close and personal so soon, but I thought I would take the plunge (if you’ll pardon the pun), and talk to you today about bra fitting. According to research, approximately 80% […]

60/60 Challenge – #1 – A Trip on Chichester Ship Canal

60/60 Challenge – #1 – A Trip on Chichester Ship Canal

My 60/60 Challenge is mainly about experiences. It’s about getting on and doing some of those things I’ve been meaning to do, or have dreamt about, forever. As I’ve mentioned before, some of these will be experiences that will take a lot of time, money […]

A Bowlful of Yumminess: Pasta with Marmite & Cheese

A Bowlful of Yumminess: Pasta with Marmite & Cheese

Okay, to kick things off, I thought I’d introduce you to Pasta with Marmite and Cheese. My son’s absolute favourite, this quick, easy and inexpensive supper is a winner with the whole family. This is a particularly handy standby at those times when there is […]

FLOURISH: A Grown-Up Girl’s Quest to Grow, Thrive and Prosper

FLOURISH: A Grown-Up Girl’s Quest to Grow, Thrive and Prosper

Hello and welcome to Flourish! This is my first post on Flourish, so I’ll start by giving you a taster of what’s to come. Every Monday and Thursday I will post a blog, which will cover one of the following: Beauty Fashion Food Lifestyle 60/60 […]


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