Fabafterfifty: dilemma

  1. My dilemma – is it time to end a friendship? A very personal post.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I normally avoid sharing anything too personal here, but I have found myself very upset and at a loss as to what to do. For years every time a particular friend has let me down, I have always given her the benefit of the doubt. There have been countless occasions when I have been let down at the final hour ‘Oh, I wasn’t sure it was a firm arrangement and I know you wouldn’t want me to miss out on the chance to catch up with so and so, go to the theatre, have a last minute treatment at xyz, etc….’. I remember travelling into London for lunch to be told – oh I thought it was only a quick coffee – I’ve made other arrangements for lunch’. My husband has repeatedly said- walk away. But I have always felt I should not throw away a...
  2. Dresses with Sleeves Challenge Day 19 – Lace for Grown Ups

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon To be stylish over 50 it’s always good if you can create a ‘classic’ look while still incorporating some ‘on trend’ elements – that way you can look modern yet avoid that ‘mutton dress as lamb’  dilemma. Lace is very much a look of the moment, and I think the dress I’ve chosen for Day 19 of the Dresses with Sleeves challenge makes it very wearable over 50. The Kaliko Kate Dress has ¾ length sheer sleeves and is very simple in its cut. Kaliko Kate Lace Dress from John Lewis £104
  3. Why I Wrote 3 Books by Caroline Carr

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    Article  by Caroline Carr I’d often thought about writing a book, but decided I didn’t have time. And then, I went through an experience which changed my mind. About 10 years ago, my husband became depressed. He’d always been prone to low moods – but over the years I’d thought little of them, because they’d been balanced by the great fun we had together, and the delight and laughter we’d shared. But things began to change, and I began to worry. He became increasingly negative and irritable – although he tried hard not to be. I worried and ruminated, and wondered how I could help, but I didn’t tell anyone. I just couldn’t. I felt that to voice my concerns would be to betray the man I loved. My husband’s depression But when we moved to a new area, his depression really kicked in. It was awful, for him and...

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