September : A Full & Empty Nest

There have been a lot of things written recently about the empty nest syndrome.  Some agree, some disagree.  You may have read them. I make no bones about being happy and sad when September comes.     This time last year I was stuck in hospital for the first...

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Beach Etiquette 

This is actually a post from last year, but it becomes very relevant during the summer months when we flock to the beach in our droves.  Looking for peace and serenity away from the hustle and bustle that led up to our holidays. You will have noticed that it is within...

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Puberty, Plaits and Peri-Menopause

If you happen to have had a daughter in your late 30s, the chances are pretty high that as she starts puberty, you may be starting the 'peri' menopause. This is scientifically probable. It is also further confirmed by The Drama Tween. Apparently, I will have my...

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Do Do Dave and Na Na Nicky

So Dave has made the headlines for getting caught humming. Oh the joy.  The joy of knowing that there is someone out there with my habit. Ok - so I don't have the luxury of a microphone at these times, nor a stage in Downing Street. But hum I do. The good news for you...

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We’ve Turned Into A Nation Of Shouters

I am sure that I am not the only one that will be glad when today is over. You may remember back in April I wrote about feeling the need to understand more about the implications of  voting In or Out.  Where I held up my hands to feeling a lack of knowledge in the...

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Going With The Flow

"The first rule of menstruation etiquette is you don’t talk about menstruation, particularly to men. If you must discuss your period you do so quietly and euphemistically." You may be forgiven for thinking that this is a charming little extract from a 1950s Ladies...

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Under ‘My’ Umbrella

So I see on the news today that poor Liz has come a cropper when muttering under her brolly. It would seem that said brolly amplifies sound and HRH was overhead saying something she shouldn't have and it's all over the Press. Don't you just hate it when that happens....

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In Out, In Out, Shake It All About

So the long awaited official campaign for the EU Referendum has begun. We have the Vote Leave and the Britain Stronger in Europe parties representing each side. Up until now, it has been difficult to gather the 'hard and fast' facts from which to make our decisions....

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A Week In My Inbox

I think my name has come up in the National Email Lottery this week. I have won the Junk Mail Jackpot. It's fairly true to say that we all get a lot of rubbish in our inbox.  Mine tends to go straight to trash.  I'm sure yours does too. Several have caught my eye this...

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My Situation Is Vacant

Wish me luck in my new job. I didn't apply for it.  Neither do I have the appropriate skillset. This job doesn't take into account anything that I have done before. In fact, I've never been more unqualified for a job in my life. This has to be the only job that you...

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Welcome to Not Just The 3 Of Us, the Midlife Lifestyle Blog for those of us that want to make every minute of this new chapter count. I am always looking to challenge the perceptions around age and the mid-years and this is where I do it. You will find my midlife ramblings and adventures here and I also invite you to share in my love of the home and interiors too.

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