Midlife Ruminations

Do we just throw 2020 away and erase it from memory?

Once I went into a snazzy looking Indian restaurant in Scotland. My expectation was that the surroundings would translate into good service and exquisite dishes. How wrong I was. The curry was extremely below average after a long waiting time and the waiters were self-entitled. The snazz of the place had gone to their heads. …

Midlife Ruminations

What is the meaning of ‘Midlife’?

When I was growing up the phrase ‘midlife’ didn’t even enter my etherscape (I just made that word up). Anyone over 40 was, in my opinion, as old as the mountains. And getting old was something that was never going to happen to me. Why I thought that I will never know! Youth makes one …

Midlife Ruminations

Start 2021 by counting your blessings

During the first lockdown, way back in Spring 2020, I sat in my familiar garden but experienced an unfamiliar sensation. Sitting in my garden was something that I had done hundreds of times before but there was a newness to it all that day.  An eerie silence hung in the air instead of the usual …

Midlife Ruminations

A Midlife rebrand

Welcome to my new blog. For the last decade, I have blogged at https://www.ambitiousmamas.co.uk/. As I have evolved into my midlife, my interests have followed suit. It is a great time to be a midlifer. Once we were viewed as invisible women but that is changing. I wish to be a part of that change …