Women growing older with grace and gusto

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When being older is just normal

Let Me Have Some

Just a quick note today. I was chatting with a work colleague who I guess is of a similar vintage to me, and we were talking about how wonderful things like ice-cream taste when you’re a kid.

We started reminiscing about various food items and brands we remembered growing up, and my colleague casually asked “How old are you?” “61” I replied. “Great, she said, so you’ll remember…” and off we went on another trip down memory lane.

I can’t tell you how relaxing it was to have a normal exchange with someone whose reaction to finding out my age was not to rear back like a startled horse and say “Oh, but you don’t look it”, “Wow I would never have guessed” and similar remarks, as if I’m hiding some deep dark secret.

It’s not even that I look particularly young for my age I don’t think, it’s just that to younger folk, anything over 60 sounds positively ancient and unlikely to be found in plain sight in the workplace!

Ah well. What’s your favourite food memory from childhood?

Still kicking – and alive!

Thanks so much to those who have been sending plaintive emails asking if I’m OK. You know who you are! I am fine. I’m in the process of moving house and haven’t been able to focus on Pilgrim’s Moon recently. But I will be back very soon with news and views. Warmest wishes to all. Continue Reading

Are you rising?

One in three. One in three women will experience violence during their lifetimes. Screw Valentine’s Day, today is V-Day, and One Billion are Rising all around the world, to break the chains binding women to violence. Want to be inspired? Here are the women rising in San Francisco: And remember, this all started with the vision… Continue Reading

Taking a break

Since my blog’s first birthday last week I’ve been thinking on and off about Pilgrim’s Moon. I’ve decided to take a short break. I need to reconsider and recalibrate what I’m doing online, here and elsewhere. And I need to reconsider and recalibrate what I’m doing offline. Some meditating and contemplating is in order. Along with some… Continue Reading

On magic and blog birthdays

It’s a year today since my very first piece of writing here at Pilgrim’s Moon, Growing Older Disgracefully. Happy blog birthday to me! Yesterday, I went to The Making of Harry Potter studio tour in north London. To walk through the Great Hall, board the Knight Bus and drink Butterbeer was wonderful and truly magical.… Continue Reading

Where do you need to find balance?

It’s the Equinox. Day and night of equal length. In the North, we’re celebrating Spring, in the South, Autumn. The planet, and our lives, are always in motion. Sometimes this feels too hectic, sometimes too slow. How do we find the balance? Awareness There’s an old story about balance and transformation: An eager disciple wants… Continue Reading

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