The Invisible Symptoms: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 14)

You can see if she having a hot flush.  Her huffing and puffing along with hand-fanning will give away that she’s feeling a tad warm.  If you are talking to her and she mixes up her words or gets flustered, you will know the meno-fog has descended.  But you’ll have no idea about her other symptoms: the ones that are embarrassing, rarely discussed and have a huge impact on her life and emotions.  And not all of them are ‘downstairs’.

It’s only words: Phrases that grind our gears!

It might be written or spoken, but we can guarantee that you will have a pet-hate list of words or phrases that really get on your nerves. You’ll spot them in an email, on social media, in a text or hear them spoken and your teeth will immediately go on edge. At this moment inContinue reading “It’s only words: Phrases that grind our gears!”

An Ode to Twixmas

‘Twas the period called ‘Twixmas’ and all through the house,the family was knackered, including the mouse. It’s a strange time of year – a real no-mans land.We lose track of the days and don’t understand. Mum was hormonal and bursting to cry.Dad was bewildered and wondering why? She’s suffering, see, with that damn menopause.Her faceContinue reading “An Ode to Twixmas”

Keep Calm and take the ‘Crisis’ out of Christmas

You are not a failure if you forget to the put the honey on your parsnips or score diamonds in the fat of your glazed ham. So what if you have missed last posting dates. Christmas is meant to be joyful. Read on, and we shall share some tips that will help you take the crisis out of Christmas.

How to ‘do’ Christmas

At this time of year, it’s very easy to get green with festive-envy. We all know someone who has Christmas completely sewn up – they can tie the perfect bows, dress the perfect tree and have the whole bloody season under perfect bloody control from October. Meanwhile, us normal humans have wonky trees, dodgy decorationsContinue reading “How to ‘do’ Christmas”

So Just Be Festive: 33 of our favourite Christmas tunes

Who wants to spend time hunting out the best Christmas tunes on Christmas Eve?  No matter if you want to rock around the Christmas tree or kick back with a drink and some Bing or Bublé, we have got just the music to get your holly-jolly on. The So Just Be team have done allContinue reading “So Just Be Festive: 33 of our favourite Christmas tunes”