Excuse the wait!

Well, ladies (and maybe some gentlemen!), it’s been a while – a long, long while. Apologies are due and I have no defence – apart from the fact that my performance is somewhat compromised by my ‘condition’. Yes, I can personally bear witness to the fact that ‘pregnant head’ exists! As I promised in my … Continue reading Excuse the wait!

How I began to appreciate my age through the magic of the holiday season

Dear Readers, I hope that your Christmas has been as fun as mine – alone with my beloved husband, the telly and some fantastic grub. Not what I used to find very glamorous but, with my present job, relative silence and not having to help anyone seem like fantastic luxuries. One excellent anecdote about Christmas … Continue reading How I began to appreciate my age through the magic of the holiday season

A little bit of good news

Well, after my last entry, it turns out the cold weather won’t be over soon. More confirmation that deciding NOT to become a meteorologist was a sensible choice. However, in the words of the song, ‘I can gather all the news I need from the weather report’. And, at the present time, it seems that … Continue reading A little bit of good news

High heels are not crampons!

After my last post, back to matters which are less random and a little more relevant to the proclaimed purpose of this blog. I have recently begun to receive feedback on entries (indulge me if I ever call them ‘columns’ – I have a fantasy where I’m Hildy Johnson in His Girl Friday) which has … Continue reading High heels are not crampons!

Who merits your admiration?

Am I the only person who sees adverts for computer (well, playstation - or whatever it is now) games and gets confused? Some of them are amazing. If they were trailers for films, I would be salivating as much as I did prior to the release of The Expendables (don’t laugh – I can totally … Continue reading Who merits your admiration?

Just click your heels together three times…

After recent posts, I’m inspired by Dorothy Gale. Basically, wherever you go (however glamorous and fabulous), ‘there’s no place like home’. Ironically, having described Italy in a less than flattering light, I live in Liverpool – a city which ups the glamour ante and means that I am (normally) absolutely unshockable when it comes to … Continue reading Just click your heels together three times…

Conclusions (sort of) from a part-time foreign correspondant

Well, I promised a conclusion to my thorough exploration - and here I am (finally) delivering. However, it isn’t a cut & dried affair. That’ll probably come as a shock (after all, I’m never one to use too many words) but I have felt conflicted ever since I started concentrating on this subject matter. Possibly … Continue reading Conclusions (sort of) from a part-time foreign correspondant

Observations from a part-time foreign correspondant (Part 2)

Well, welcome to the second instalment of my Italian themed sermon. In which I discuss the less enticing aspects of Italian style. Really, they amount to the opposite sides of the same coin. Perhaps one that should be thrown into the Trevi fountain – I’ll get to my wish later on. Regarding the consumer – … Continue reading Observations from a part-time foreign correspondant (Part 2)

Observations from a part-time foreign correspondant (Part 1)

Well, WAIWers, I’m back from a miniature tour of la bella Italia and I have a confession to make – I’m not that fussed about Italian style. Not designers, you understand. Or even the major fashion houses (in the main) but with the style of actual Italian people. Now, I know this is almost a … Continue reading Observations from a part-time foreign correspondant (Part 1)

How to get ahead in work(wear)

Well WAIWers, we have a change of plan. Thanks to feedback from a Facebook friend (how modern!), I have unanticipated – but entirely appropriate and timely – material for my post. So...a woman of a certain age – who has enjoyed considerable success in her chosen field and could not, by any stretch of the … Continue reading How to get ahead in work(wear)