Learning to flourish in the midlife lane

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

When I looked in the bathroom mirror this morning, I noticed that something had changed. The strain that has etched my face for goodness knows how long has finally lifted. I look younger, happier and healthier than I have done in ages, and I’m only […]

One Door Closes And Another Opens (Part 2 – the Big News)

One Door Closes And Another Opens (Part 2 – the Big News)

In my last post I told you my news about leaving PACSO. Today I want to share with you the exciting news about my new job! Three months ago I took a very deep breath and resigned from my role as Chief Executive at PACSO. There […]

One Door Closes and Another Opens (Part 1)

One Door Closes and Another Opens (Part 1)

After 10 years and a lot of soul searching, I have decided to close the door on PACSO. Yesterday was my last day, and it was emotional to say the least. Footprints You can’t work somewhere for 10 years without it leaving a footprint on your […]

Hyggebox: A Review of the May ‘Wabi Sabi’ Subscription Box

Hyggebox: A Review of the May ‘Wabi Sabi’ Subscription Box

Hyggebox: An overview When the ladies from Hyggebox contacted me to ask if I would like to review one of their monthly subscription boxes I jumped at the chance! Hyggebox is the brainchild of Sally and Gabby. Their boxes are filled with interesting and inspirational […]

An Update: Finding My Blog Niche and Deciding Where To Take Things From Here

An Update: Finding My Blog Niche and Deciding Where To Take Things From Here

If you are an old friend, you’ll have noticed that things have changed in my little corner of the internet. After a year of writing, I’ve decided to lapse my ‘Flourish’ website, and bring everything over onto this, my original site. I hope you find […]

Variety Is The Spice Of Life: 57 Simple Pleasures To Take Me Through My Year

Variety Is The Spice Of Life: 57 Simple Pleasures To Take Me Through My Year

They say that variety is the spice of life. Now that I’m 57, I thought it would be fun to share with you my own 57 varieties of simple pleasures to take me through this next year. Some of these will feed into my 60/60 […]

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Details Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Author: Gail Honeyman Publisher: Harper Collins (2018) Review There has already been a lot written about this Costa winner, but for what it’s worth, here is my review. As the title suggests, the eponymous heroine of Gail Honeyman’s […]

57 Reasons to be Grateful – or Having an Attitude of Gratitude

57 Reasons to be Grateful – or Having an Attitude of Gratitude

Reasons to be Grateful – 1, 2,3…57! Yesterday I celebrated by 57th birthday, so in honour of that auspicious occasion here are 57 reasons  to be grateful: A Fabulous Family: Reasons 1-7 I am ever grateful for having Matthew in my life. We’ve been married […]

Up Close & Personal – A Review of January

Up Close & Personal – A Review of January

Before we get too steeped into a new month I want to review January. It was a long and difficult month that left me feeling tired and ready for a holiday. Along the way there have been some nuggets of light, so it’s not all […]

Our Carbon Monoxide Alarm May Have Saved Our Lives

Our Carbon Monoxide Alarm May Have Saved Our Lives

Have you got a carbon monoxide alarm? Ours may have saved our lives. I had such a hygge day yesterday. It was pouring with rain in Chichester so we decided to take it easy. A late family brunch, followed by a bit of pottering, stew […]