Hell….p       I’m a Stepmother. Have you any idea how I felt? The day I woke to the realisation I was actually a step-mother…it took 2 years to happen… from a blind date with Les to our marriage. It was not like it was a rash decision… Nothing in life had prepared…

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Common sense, grandparents

This snippet of conversation came out of a coffee chat after a meeting this week when I uttered the words ‘I have mellowed’ … then I went on to reminisce about what a fire-brand I was in my youth. I was basking in my quietness, wisdom and tolerance. Something that is often characteristic of maturity……

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pearls feminism and confidence

Even mentioning the word feminist can raise hackles…  are we talking about equality in  the workplace, reproductive rights and what is empowering to women. Or is it the ‘sugar and spice and all things nice’ angle?  Young feminists rage about old feminist who sniff that if it hadn’t been for their bra burning generation feminism…

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Confidence women over50 , abused women, women's health

  Right now I have my confidence, courage and power in both hands as I  speak up on a subject close to my heart and a part of my life experience.     A phrase from Sark the American Author says “Today we can all choose to spin a little silk and let it grease…

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