Category: Lifestyle

Dumped by Instagram

Wednesday 8 May 2019. Day 117: So I seem to be a part of the modern social media phenomenon and I got dumped by Instagram. Not the actual social media site, but by my partner of 7 years. Call me old fashioned, but an actual conversation would have been the decent move. So who do…

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Fifty days to 50

Wednesday 20 March 2019. Day 68: When I was young (to my mum, I still am) being 50 was one step away from the retirement home. In 50 days time, I will be 50 years old. As this new decade approaches, I can’t help looking back at previous significant birthdays and remembering where I was…

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Dear Doctor

Monday 3 March 2019. Day 51: Since becoming aware three months ago that I am in the menopause stage of my life, I decided to start writing this journal in the hope that writing my thoughts and feelings would help me cope with this mid-life transition and to hopefully connect with other meno women. What…

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Little black cloud

Thursday 28 February 2019. Day 48: It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote a journal entry. Two reasons; Firstly, I only want to write about things that bother, excite or concern me; Secondly, I can’t be bothered or get excited about anything at the moment. I guess out of my list of…

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Dear Sleep, I miss you

Friday 8 February 2019. Day 28: I never needed much sleep; not as a baby, child or teenager. It would always take me an age to drift off, but once I was soundly in the land of nod, I usually stayed there until early morning, where I would wake feeling refreshed – definitely a lark.…

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The Heat of the Night

Sunday 20 January 2019. Day 8: Two months into the impending redundancy of my ovaries, the main offending symptom thus far is the internal central heating malfunction. During winter, I am always cold (actually, spring and autumn are too much on the cool side for my liking). My log burner can be glowing with its…

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Poker Face

Wednesday 16 January 2019. Day 4: As an apparently capable woman, I am guilty of putting on a brave face to my family and friends, and in particular to my children, when the world appears to be falling down around me. I’m sure we can all think of an occasion when we were really scared,…

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