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  1. Midlife Reinvention: Lorri Delahunty on setting up a vegan business, losing weight and a lot more!

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   Our latest inspirational ‘Fab Woman’ is Lorri Delahunty, who set up a vegan clothing company in her 50s, lost weight to go down several dress sizes, gave up alcohol…and remarried her ex husband!! Here Lorri talks about her life, philosophy and achievements over 50 Tell us a little about yourself Lorri Delahunty, age 55, married… re-married my ex-husband! After divorcing and being apart for 8 years, we re-found each other. Two children boy 29 who lives in Boston and is married and I have a grandson Jacob and a daughter 26 who is at university in Worcester. What were your main activities before turning 50? I have always been in marketing and about twenty years ago I set up my own agency so...
  2. Midlife Reinvention: Interview with Amanda Weinberg on having her novel published in her 60s

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Amanda Weinberg shares her story as she followed her dream and published her first novel at the age of 61. A little about Amanda I live in London with my husband and a series of dogs who join us when their owners are away. I have two grown up children who live nearby. I’m a languages teacher by profession and left teaching in the mid 80s to set up my own business, A to Z International sales with a close friend from university.  I have always wanted to write and dabbled when I was younger. I wrote many short stories, two of which were nominated for prizes. Working full time for my own business in advertising sales and events for...
  3. Inspirational Women over 50: Interview with R&B Legend Ruby Turner

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I felt extremely privileged to have the opportunity to interview R&B legend Ruby Turner MBE. What energy!! Ruby has released 20 solo albums during her career and has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Mick Jagger and Bryan Ferry and Jools Holland  Her latest project is writing and performing the theme song for a new film called The Host. This is what Ruby had to say when I caught up with her during Lockdown.   You’ve had a fabulous career. How did you get started? I have been so fortunate and had an amazing time for more than thirty years with my music, the theatre, acting.  I always found joy in singing and sang in the BBC Arena...
  4. An Interview with Entrepreneur Linda Pilkington, founder of Ormonde Jayne Perfume

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon What drives women to become entrepreneurs? I caught up with Linda Pilkington, founder of Ormonde Jayne perfume to ask her what inspired her to set up her business – and why she has a passion for perfume. What was your first perfume? The first perfume I remember buying for myself was White Musk from Body Shop, but my first expensive perfume was given to me by my mother – it was Madame Rochas – it had been given to her by a male patient as a thank you gift – but my mother felt uncomfortable wearing a perfume given to her by another man, and  so she gave it to me. I loved the bottle – it was a...
  5. Interview with author of My Perfect Sister, Penny Batchelor

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to feature interviews with women who inspire, and also to highlight books that are relevant to our demograhic that I think you will enjoy. Today Penny Batchelor, author of My Perfect Sister talks about the inspiration behind her book, her motivation to start writing, and the role her own disability had to play.   Tell us a little about yourself I live in Warwickshire with my husband Chris. As well as a writer I’m a keen traveller, knitter and a voracious reader! I’m in my mid 40s and it has been a lifelong ambition to become a novelist. When did you start to write? I’ve been writing ever since I learned how to do so. Last year my parents moved house and brought...
  6. Karen Gider shares her midlife reinvention story, overcoming many life hurdles to follow her dream and create a global Face Yoga business

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Karen Gider shares her ‘Fab Woman’ reinvention journey with the readers of Fab after Fifty.  Overcoming many obstacles in her life, Karen has entered her 50s with the confidence and passion to follow her dreams  and grow her Face Yoga business globally. A little about Karen I am originally a Glasgow girl ,50 years of age, single with 2 boys, age 13 and 17 . What were your main activities ( job, commitments etc) before turning 50? I have had amazing jobs that challenged me as a person .My positions were varied , from a Scottish whisky consultant to a personality and promotional girl. Then onto a prison officer in a HMP prison working in the holistic department and looked after ladies who self- harmed ....
  7. Inspirational: Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka saves gorillas and the community as she breaks new ground and inspires others

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Every now and again you meet somebody, who is so inspirational you know that the encounter will leave a lasting impression.   I had the opportunity to meet and interview Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka on her visit to the UK when she was a finalist in the TUSK awards due to her incredible work with gorillas and a guest speaker at Media Hub. Gladys has dedicated her life to preserving the gorilla population in Uganda. Her 50th birthday is just weeks away. Always passionate about animals ( Gladys set up a wildlife club at school), she trained to be a vet, becoming Uganda’s first  ever dedicated wildlife vet – an achievement she is incredibly proud of – to do as woman – and before any man had achieved this before her….breaking...
  8. Inspirational Interview with Artist Janice Sylvia Brock – her journey from Painting by Numbers as a child in hospital to her art hanging in the White House

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I am so fortunate to be able to connect with so many inspirational women through Fab after Fifty. Janice’s story is one of the most moving and inspirational I have shared to date. I am now a very, very 69 years young. I was born in Manchester with my two sisters Suzanne (who is a dancer and choreographer) and brother Stephen (who trained as an architect and musician), and Julie,(who achieved her degree in languages). I knew immediately that painting would become my major passion. Paint flows in my veins…. I have been married twice and suffered an abusive relationship for many years after that. I met the love of my life, Roy, in 1996 and he passed away from cancer in 2012. We...
  9. Shaking Life Up a Bit: Combining Travel with Volunteering

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    Article by Diana Hudson Life is busy with work and managing families, and we can sometimes lose sight of what really excites us. We put our own lives on the back burner, always waiting for that “opportune” moment when we promise ourselves that we will do something for ourselves again. But how likely is it that the opportune moment will present itself? Imagine if you were chatting to a friend who needed to have a change of scene. You would be full of ideas of how this could be done: make a few plans, swap with colleagues and friends, pull in a couple of favours, cook up some dinners and pop them in the freezer. A few weeks wouldn’t be too much to...
  10. Karen transforms her health and her life in her 60s by taking up fitness and a healthier lifestyle

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   When I posted a question in our Fab after Fifty Facebook community , about what epitomised being ‘Fabulous over 50’ there were some truly inspirational responses. One was from Karen Robertson, who at 63, started a fitness regime, and now 65 she has lost nearly 4 stone and gone from a size 22 to a size 12. This is how Karen responded to the question: “For me it is being fab after 65 – I was overweight and very unfit all through my 50’s resulting in two hip replacements, type 2 diabetes and HBP. Last Feb when I was 63 I was size 22 and 15.5 Stone I...
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