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On Turning Sixty

Reading Time: 4 minutes In March 2020, I turned 60. I had a big party planned six months earlier, as we were in lockdown, and I wanted to allow guests to fix a date in their diary. Friends commented on my forward planning and enjoying having an event to look forward to. I envisaged singing, dancing, a gorgeous vanilla […]

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AofA Interview: Tricia Cusden – Creator of ‘Look Fabulous Forever’

Reading Time: 5 minutes Tricia Cusden is a beauty ‘vlogger’ and creator of ‘Look Fabulous Forever’, a global cosmetics brand for the over 50s: ‘At LFF we are not just a beauty brand we are a movement. A movement to celebrate mature beauty, to challenge perceptions and to embrace the benefits of ageing.’ – Tricia Cusden Advantages of Age […]

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Flamboyance Forever!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Flamboyance has always attracted me and as I get older, the attraction gets stronger. The etymology goes back to the Old French ‘flambe’ – a flame. Exactly. There’s a burning about Flamboyance that is almost primal for me. I want to burn in exactly that way. There’s a romance to it too. The joy of […]

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I Am 60 and Visible – fuck the Invisibility Myth

Reading Time: 4 minutes I invite you to sit back comfortably with a libation of choice, for I would like to tell you a little story about an obsession of mine – The Invisibility Myth. And how I have made myself visible. I have attained the ripe age of sixty years, marking it with a symbolic tattoo of phoenix […]

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Wake Up Older Dating Men – how to get stylish!

Reading Time: 6 minutes So, she’s agreed to go out with you on a date and you’re well-groomed, dashingly well-dressed and generally ready to sweep her off her feet. Or are you? Internet dating is now big. But, despite its growth, I’ve been hearing a lot from woman friends of their disappointment at the poor efforts made by older […]