Midlife Motivation and Perimenopausal Pandemonium: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 8)

I slept in until 10am, was in my dressing gown until midday and appear to have lost 2 hours in some kind of fog. I’m exhausted and mourn the loss of energy I used to enjoy and take for granted. My get up and go I had in my 20s and 30s has got up and gone.

The Evolution of Friendship: Has your support network changed in middle age?

We all know the saying “friends are the family you choose”, and I’m very choosy when it comes to friends. I don’t mean acquaintances that we collect through our lives … I mean the people who see the real us. The puffy-faced, snot-encrusted, unwashed-hair, still-in-our-pyjamas-at-2pm-on-a-Saturday us. My friends list now is a little different toContinue reading “The Evolution of Friendship: Has your support network changed in middle age?”

How to Cope with Post-Lockdown Anxiety

Much like the majority of the UK workforce, we’ve spent the last 18 months at home, struggling with email, video calling and trying to disguise the amount of empty bottles in our recycling from the bin men. We’ve been bombarded by news reports about the pandemic, highlighting the dangerous and contagious nature of COVID-19 andContinue reading “How to Cope with Post-Lockdown Anxiety”

Drowning in Clutter: Tidy Up, Reclaim your Home and Boost your Mind

I like to think of myself as reasonably neat and tidy. Not what you would describe as a clean-freak, but house-proud enough to keep things in a reasonable order. But I do have a degree of clutter these days. I’m not sure how it has happened, but somehow, there are some things that never seemContinue reading “Drowning in Clutter: Tidy Up, Reclaim your Home and Boost your Mind”

Feeling your age? 30+ signs that you’re getting older!

Have you noticed that you say ‘ooompf’ when you get up or sit down?  And sometimes, no matter how hard you try, are you struggling to stay awake after 9.30pm? We hate to say it, but you might be getting on a bit! Don’t worry – you are in good company! Maybe it’s time toContinue reading “Feeling your age? 30+ signs that you’re getting older!”

The Questions I Wish People Would Ask: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 6)

Perimenopause is a lonely old place.  Younger friends don’t know it exists or live in denial of the day when all this will happen to them.  Older friends don’t talk about ‘things downstairs’ or ‘the change’ because it’s not the done thing.  So here I am stuck in between a rock and a hot place. Continue reading “The Questions I Wish People Would Ask: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 6)”