Is the perennial women rendering the middle aged woman obsolete? I am in my late 40's now and (embarrassingly) I find myself trotting out phrases like my mum does: "I need to put my feet up and have a cup of tea" "I better take a cardi in case it gets chilly"... The current thinking, … Continue reading Is the perennial woman the new middle age?
I love (?) the British determination to make the best of the weather in this country. For those plucky Brits that opt for a staycation : sheltering behind windbreaks in their cagouls on the beach, or strolling along the prom devouring a Mr Whippy, erecting gazebos outside their caravans enabling them to barbecue in the … Continue reading Staycation versus vacation
So, Christmas is officially over. I always think these few days between Christmas and New Year are the worst; I am in a no man's land of sorts - wading through discarded wrapping paper and empty Amazon boxes, I don't know what day of the week it is and I'm wandering aimlessly around the house … Continue reading Crimbo : the aftermath (a grumpy woman’s view)
Christmas. Don't you just love it? I do to a point but mostly I see it as a something to be endured, and, it would appear that I am not alone. On the school run today another mum remarked that she would view it as a success if she manages to survive Christmas by not … Continue reading How to survive Christmas
I'm continuing my grumpy series today; this is one situation that you may all recognise... Male pattern blindness. Let me start by saying that this syndrome isn't confined to men, hell no, you will be delighted to learn that kids and teenagers suffer from it too... and, guess what? It really gets my goat. The mystery … Continue reading Why is it I’m the only one who can ever find anything in our house?
As I approach middle age I am feeling increasingly intolerant of certain, how shall we say... behaviours. I love the grumpy women series and I'm really identifying with it now. Maybe a bit too much. I thought I would vent on here occasionally so here goes, grumpy woman part one - Americanisms. Americanisms I hate* … Continue reading Why I will scream the next time I hear an Americanism.