Encouraging the midlife woman to grow, thrive and prosper

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

New Year’s Day. The one day when a whole year spreads before us like the first page of a fresh notebook. This is a day full of hope. A day when a new chapter of our lives wait, expectantly, to be written. Today I challenge […]

On the 5th day of Blogmas: Cocktail Hour

On the 5th day of Blogmas: Cocktail Hour

Christmas is the ideal time to stock up the drinks cupboard, and offers the perfect excuse to try out some seasonal cocktails. Here are a few to get you started…but please be drink aware. Rum-Based Cocktail The Princess and the Pirate Spiced rum and Baileys […]

Introducing the Wonderful World of PACSO

Introducing the Wonderful World of PACSO

Today I want to introduce you to a charity that is very close to my heart: PACSO. It’s the place I work. It’s also the place where I’ve been able to fulfil some of my goals. I joined PACSO 9 years ago, in response to […]

I love Paris in the Springtime; I love Paris in the Fall: Our Return Journey to the City of Love

I love Paris in the Springtime; I love Paris in the Fall: Our Return Journey to the City of Love

Last weekend, Matthew and I escaped to Paris for a bit of a break. This was our second visit. Our first trip was only a few months ago (you can read about it here) but it felt so unfinished that we had to get back […]

Preparing for September: A New Year and a Time for Review

Preparing for September: A New Year and a Time for Review

I love September. The freshness of the new season, sends a ripple of delight through me. I adore the light at this time of year, and how it diffuses more softly. I love the smell of new school uniforms, and the crispness of academic books […]

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 […]

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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