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AofA People: Caroline Rosie Dent – End of Life Doula, Death Cafe Host, Jeweller

Reading Time: 4 minutes Caroline Rosie Dent, 59, was one of our guests at the Death Dinner (screened tonight for the first time at Barts Pathology Museum). She is an end of life Doula, a jeweller and a death cafe host. Be warned – if you’re courting Caroline, never bring her cheap chocolate! WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Caroline Rosie […]

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Oh Lordy – what’s all this ‘Midster’ terminology?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Recently, there was a panel discussion on ‘Midsters’ and whether they were leading a colourful life. We sent well-being and fashion expert, Rebecca Weef-Smith along to find out what it was all about. What’s with the Midster? I took a bit of a dislike to the term Midster, it sounds like a slightly baggy low […]

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AofA Culture Interview: Susie Osbourne – Author

Reading Time: 5 minutes The inimitable club owner and author Sophie Parkin talks to writer, Susi Osborne. And helps us to not be so London-centric. Susi Osborne, 69, was born in Winsford, Cheshire and still lives there, just not in the same house! She is married with two children. In 2006 she had her first novel published, in 2011 […]

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Silver Desire: How an Erotic Anthology for the Older Reader was Born

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since I spent most of my adult life working on top-shelf magazines and reviewing fetish clubs, I found it quite easy to be comfortable in my own skin. I never feared aging, as my appearance had never been my main selling point. Even when I was younger, I believed that the fact that I was […]

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Reflections on Turning 50

Reading Time: 4 minutes Rebecca Lowrie, The Sexual Alchemist, reflects on turning 50 and what that means for the next 50 years. What were you doing on New Year’s Eve this year? Partying, spending time with family, reflecting on the past year and thinking about your year ahead? I was celebrating my 50th birthday. You could say I was […]

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A Paean to Raving at 53

Reading Time: 5 minutes Seven years ago I acquired a pair of Caterpillar biker boots, not my usual form of footwear, being more your-trainers-(or in various muddy fields over the years, wellingtons)-kind-of-girl. These stylish and oh-so-comfortable, magic boots have been the caretakers of my dancing feet at every club, festival and rave I’ve attended since. I think I shall […]

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Suzanne’s View from the Hot Tub

Reading Time: 3 minutes You never know what or who to expect when the ladies of the hot tub get together. It’s a rotating feast of taste and opinions. There are always laughs. Laughing is a must. I read somewhere that laughing can burn as much as 40 calories every 15 minutes. If that’s to be believed, each Lady […]

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AofA People: Mary King – Painter, Gardener, Art Teacher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Feistily independent artist/art teacher, Mary King tells about her preference for younger men. WHO ARE YOU? Mary King HOW OLD ARE YOU? 54 WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Scotland WHAT DO YOU DO? Self-employed painter, gardener, art teacher. Employed at a local pottery as ceramic decorator and gardener; part-time hospitality TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO […]