A Change for the Better?

15 things that help during the menopause, and one that doesn’t. Another subject that, until recently, we didn’t really talk about. Can you remember when it was called The Change?? If it was spoken about at all? What a lot of things us women never used to speak about. And thank god we’re speaking about…

Wee Need to Talk

Stress incontinence. I’ve mentioned it a couple of times (Gold Status and Physically Fit at 58). It has nothing to do with being stressed, and a lot to do with wetting yourself. It’s not something we talk about. I think it’s something we should talk about. Stress incontinence basically means you wet yourself when you…

Going Round in Circles

Is it possible to be zero waste? No. It absolutely isn’t. Of course it isn’t. Every single thing you own will be waste eventually. I’m looking around my room as I write this (I’m lying in bed…). Eventually the wooden furniture will be old and tatty and out of date and will be replaced. The…

Pro-Rogue in Parliament

So Johnson has suspended Parliament. I don’t know if it’s legal or not. Surely it must be? This is Britain, after all. But it doesn’t feel right. It just doesn’t feel right. If leaving the EU was a good idea, fully supported by people who know what they’re talking about, then they wouldn’t have to…

Water Waste – what a waste

I’m on a water meter. I had it put in when I first moved into the house, because economically it made sense – as a rough rule of thumb, if there are fewer people in the house than there are bedrooms, they’re worth it. Well, this is a 4-bedroom house, and at the time there…

More on Plastic

Another post about plastic. You can read my first one (‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’) here. Because it isn’t going to just sort itself out. As regular followers of this blog will know, grandchild #4 arrived the other day. And I worry about what our planet will be like for my grandchildren’s generation, 20…

Out of sight, out of mind

Until recently I didn’t particularly think about plastic waste. Did any of us, really? As a good citizen, I put my plastic waste into my recycling bin, and it was emptied every other week, and so my plastic might have been out of sight and out of mind, but it was OK, yes? But that’s…

Does my body image look big in this?

More than a third of all women ‘experienced stress over their body image to the extent of being overwhelmed and unable to cope in the last year’. Those are my italics. The figures come from the Mental Health Foundation. We’re not talking about vaguely wishing you could shift a couple of pounds, we’re talking actual…

There was an old lady…

I found an old lady. It’s Dementia Action week (20th – 26th May). About a year ago I was privileged to be able to access Dementia Friendly training via the place that I volunteer. I can’t recommend the training highly enough. It was run by https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/, and although the intention was to help us in…

It’s OK to be happy

This is my third attempt at writing this. I normally write, think about it for a bit, edit, then publish. But this one is causing me grief (absolutely no pun intended). It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. I’ve never been depressed in my life. Pissed-off, yes. Heartbroken, yes. Soul-weary, yes. Fed-up to the back teeth, yes….