Tag: forties

“In Love” Doesn’t Last. Fact. (Comforting fact).

We all know what being “in love” is all about. It makes the world go round, after all. There are lots of songs telling us so. It involves floating on a happy cloud, unable to focus on anything, wanting spontaneously to break into dance or song. Nothing matters but...

Why I’m Relying on Wim Hof For Fewer Hangovers

Have you heard about Wim Hof, the Ice Man? The one who ran up Mount Kilimanjaro in only a pair of shorts and who once swam underneath sheet ice for a distance of 66 metres? I hadn’t, until I read a recent interview with him in the Sunday Times. I’ll...

I Need To Be More Authentic Now (um, once I’ve decided who I am)

I really, really want to be more confident. OK, so I’m pretty feisty when cornered and I’ll swear like a navvy if you cross me, but I wish I were gutsier in general day-to-day life. I wish I put myself out there more often and took more risks. And...

The Second Shift is Still Mine

Since the pandemic hit, I have been working from home a whole lot more. Well, no. What’s new is me working from home, full stop.  Before Covid-19 stopped the world in its tracks, I worked from one of my firm’s 4 offices for every single day of the working...

I Said I’d Age Gracefully…But

I was nine years old when I read about facelifts for the first time in a Reader’s Digest “Big Book of Everything”. The accompanying photo was a gory close-up of the surgery in progress but there was also a before-and-after shot of Molly Parkin, who’d had a full facelift and admitted...