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]
AD: This content has been created as part of a PAID PARTNERSHIP with Shionogi B.V. for the UK launch of Femal. My secret diaries I have written a journal on and off since I was a teenager. Deep in a drawer are several tiny leather … [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]
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]
This article is a paid partnership with JD Williams. British Summertime means events season. From sporting events such as Royal Ascot and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, to festivals, glamorous garden parties and weddings, every weekend is an opportunity to get dressed up. For some people. … [read more]
The self-employment survival guide Five years ago this week, I dragged myself onto the London Underground and into my corporate job as a recruitment consultant for the last time. Twenty years working in consultancies was coming to an end and I was ready to burst … [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]
I love this time of year. The sun is dazzling, but it’s still cool enough to wear tights and long sleeves without attracting strange looks. It’s also the perfect season for layering light fabrics and wearing floaty dresses. So what’s hot on the high street … [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]
The invisible middle Here are some of the things I’ve learnt since turning 40 (several years ago now): Headstands are no longer a party trick I can pull off without vomiting. Trampolining is only for those mums who bothered with their pelvic floor exercises. Everyone … [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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