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]
Picture this: True story: An acquaintance of mine, let’s call her Mary, gave her friend a lift to the high street a couple of miles away. On the way back home, her car broke down. Without her phone or purse, Mary walked to her local … [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]
K-Beauty – everything you need to know about Korean skincare I wouldn’t describe myself as an early adopter. I’m the one trying to catch up with the rapidly disappearing bandwagon, rather than jumping on it. So, unlike me, you may already be familiar with K-Beauty. … [read more]
Modern life is occasionally rubbish I’ve had a crappy week folks. The boiler packed up, taking with it any hope of a hot shower and making me resort to multiple layers and fingerless gloves to carry on my work from home. The car alarm kept … [read more]
The invisible middle According to We Are Superhuman’s Invisible Middle Study, 70% of women in their 40s and 50s feel they are largely ignored by the mainstream media. We live in a society that values youth over experience, beauty over wisdom. The media projects an … [read more]
Lagom: the search for balance I believe the key to a happy life is balance, and yet I find it incredibly hard to achieve. My problem is lack of consistency. My recruitment work comes in peaks and troughs, making planning very difficult. I’m either frantically … [read more]
Swan, koala or cat? I remember being asked in an interview in a former life “If you were an animal, what animal would you be?” This is one of those awful psycho-nonsense questions that hiring managers like to ask to mix things up a bit, … [read more]
You may think I’m slightly obsessed with sleep, having written about it several times on the blog already. But I revisit the subject today for good reason: it’s World Sleep Day, plus March is National Bed Month – which I’m celebrating with a well-earned nap. … [read more]
There is one subject we argue about more than any other in our house: Technology. Now C is at secondary school, he has his own phone. We reasoned that he needs it to keep in touch with us when he’s out with friends. We didn’t … [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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