Not just a number

One of my followers commented that she liked the idea of ’58 being middle-aged!’. I guess she felt that middle-age is somewhat younger than 58?? It got me thinking. What is middle-age? Or should I say – When is middle-age? Are you middle-aged right now? If not, when do you think you will be? Or,…

Husbanding my resources (oh the irony!)

I’m cutting back. You’ve heard of Extreme Ironing? This is Extreme Economising. But also – I’m determined to keep on eating healthy food. This is my way of taking control. So I’ve made myself some rules – here they are Rule 1 – using up what I’ve already got. I’m working my way through everything…

Selling the Jag

The first major thing I did was sell my car. I was driving a Jaguar XF. Lovely car, obviously – but when I sat down and crunched the numbers, I realised it was costing me over £500 a month to run (finance, insurance, tax, fuel, servicing and MOT, repairs and car wash). Before I even…

58 and Counting

‘Who am I?’ and ‘Where am I going with my life?’ and ‘What the hell happens next?’ – nothing forces you to answer those questions quite like a husband walking out on you when you’re 58. It’s 4 months ago today since he told me he was leaving, and it also happens to be our…