Walking along the front of Argostoli harbour, you could be forgiven for thinking that the wooden boat resembling an old pirate ship is just another of those touristy attractions that lures you on board in an effort to make you part with a few of your heard earned euros. But at a mere fifty ofContinue reading “Deb – Getting a funky buzz on the Queen Bee”
I was enjoying a chilled evening swiping left last night, when a thought whizzed through my mind. I remembered how as a teenager I would read with wonderment the ‘Lonely Heart’s’ section in the local paper and discuss with my friends who would do such a thing, and this made me realise how someContinue reading “Deb – (not so) lonely hearts”
Every Saturday morning for two months we donned our Unitards (lol), and joined the local running group for an hour or so of physical and mental torture, and yes we were (kind of) enjoying our new hobby and the buzz we got from it. We were also waiting for the right time to book aContinue reading “Ali and Deb – 2020, who knew!!”
Meeting with a very good friend recently reminded me how important true friendships really are. Susan and I met at work some years ago, and despite me being twenty years her senior we hit it off straight away. We seemed to share a mutual bond, we thought alike to the point of being able toContinue reading “Deb – My funky female friend Susan”
Glad rags on, make up applied, hair looking sleek – yes the time had come and finally the Funky Fifty Females were going ‘Out Out’! It had been a long time coming, and it felt very, very strange. We had pre-booked a table at the Coach and Horses and upon arrival it felt quite clinical,Continue reading “Ali and Deb go ‘Out Out’”
Think old people wearing wellies and fleece jackets. Think wheelbarrows spades and trowels. As a child, this used to be the image I had of life on an allotment, probably not helped by the fact that our local one was bang smack next door to my dad’s bowling green! Another old person’s hobby! So, whenContinue reading “Deb – Learning to enjoy new ‘old’ hobbies”
Having lunch with my lovely friends one Saturday afternoon, we couldn’t help but notice the couple sitting next to us who seemed to be on a first date. For me, the awkwardness between them felt excruciating and affirmed my belief that dating really wasn’t going to be my thing. Especially if it meant meeting someoneContinue reading “Deb – Online dating, is it for me?”
When I was in my twenties and thirties, 50 seemed an eternity away. And, quite honestly, the domain of the frumpy. But now that I’ve arrived here myself (shockingly fast), I find that I don’t fit into the image I once held of the women who’d let themselves go, feeling they had to live withContinue reading “Ali – Still funky in my fifties”
Just about a year ago, a breath of fresh air descended upon me. Going by the name of Claire, she became my work colleague, friend and guru in all things hip and trendy. Offering advice from make-up tips, shopping at Primark and how not to use social media. (I still cringe at that Instagram incident!). Continue reading “Deb – Is it cool to be cool?”
So here I am. Mid 50s and single, never married, no kids. Not a conscious decision for me – although I’ve enjoyed a satisfying career, I always imagined I’d marry and have kids. I remember when I was in my 30s, Bridget Jones came along and gave all us singletons hope of a happy everContinue reading “Ali – Single, never married”
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