“Middle age” became a thing when I was middle aged a snorty phrase as if that dazzling time of life is a nothing, not even a noun but a joining-word a tottery bridge between youth and the ghoulish land of old. By now I should be getting meals on wheels but something strange has happened … Continue reading Middle age
When I wrote this page, our survey for older bloggers was still open for a few more days. It closed on Sunday 17 June. The video below, now obsolete, explains why we needed you to share your experience as a middle-aged or older person with a personal blog. Here's that all-important link to the survey … Continue reading Last chance to do the Older Bloggers Survey — gone!
Post written in 2015, in which I offer more sage advice to myself about the simple pleasures of walking Walking is one peg in the exercise programme that was part of my boot camp for old age, my year of looking intently at darn near every aspect of my life. And there’s more to walking … Continue reading The way of the walker: walking mindfully
My personal trainer (oh that sounds pretentious) is soon to start a class for the over-60s. I must admit I have hassled her over this, with pep talks about growing the business, extending her client base, and the splendid loyalty of older people once we find a regular activity that suits our needs. Truth is, … Continue reading A gym class for older exercisers
(This article is adapted from the original record of my Boot Camp for the Bonus Years.) In which I consider certain peripheral amusements and reject a paradoxical call to regard them all as significant vocations. The fifth item on the agenda of my Boot Camp for the Bonus years was "Commit to hobbies." … Continue reading In praise of the humble hobby