The growth of self-employment I’ve been self employed for five years. Before 2014 I hadn’t noticed all the midlifers working for themselves, tapping away at laptops in cafes or working from home. Now that I am one, I see them everywhere. At the beginning of … [read more]
A bit like Marmite Camping: do you love it or hate it? I am not a fan, although I have been camping every year for the last four years. My camping backstory I spent four months living under canvas while travelling around Africa during my … [read more]
AD: This content has been created as part of a PAID PARTNERSHIP with Shionogi B.V. for the UK launch of Femal. We need to talk about Menopause Yes we do. Buckle up, I’m going in, and you’re coming with me. I’ve avoided talking about this … [read more]
So this is not my average frivolous rant, or product review. This is important. My brother in law, who I will call ‘Alan’ to respect his family’s privacy, has suffered four years’ of cancer. It began in his tonsil and eventually spread to his lungs … [read more]
Happy new year! I hope you enjoyed Christmas/Chanukah/Winter Solstice or whatever else you celebrated. And that you feel rested from your break. We had a party of 13 guests on Christmas Day. The preparations were a back-breaker: eight hours in the kitchen on Christmas Eve … [read more]
A couple of weeks ago, I started a series called How to Start a Blog, which seemed to go down well, particularly the idea of starting a mentoring scheme for bloggers – more of which later. In that post, I talked a little bit about … [read more]
Cat from Sorting Self, who organises personal development events for local mums in North London, invited me to give an informal presentation about blogging. The event was earlier this week. Despite having given several lectures on blogging and (ironically) presenting techniques to a group of … [read more]
I met a blogger recently who was compiling a ‘50 things to do before I’m 50′ list. I’ve had some adventures in my life and am clearly not finished yet, but 50? I struggled to come up with a list of 20. In true Law … [read more]
“What is a lifestyle blog?” This question comes up in my life a lot. Most recently, at two very different events. The first was at a networking event for all sorts of professions and the consensus around the room was one of blissful ignorance. Lifestyle … [read more]
Regular readers will know that we’ve been renovating our kitchen since March. The builders left a couple of weeks ago and it’s taken me this long to recover and regroup. I’ve been feeling quite lonely since the team said goodbye. It’s disorientating to return to … [read more]
I'm Vicki: midlifer; mum; blogger; recruitment consultant; Londoner; control freak; procrastinator. In this little corner of the internet you'll find my ramblings on food, fashion, fun, beauty and wisdom (although as you'll see, I'm really no maven). Please join me as I fumble my way through midlife.
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Much love, Vx
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