Reading Time: 9 minutes

The Story Behind Silver Tent – A Movement for Post-Menopausal Women

Reading Time: 9 minutes The Christmas after I turned 59 was my dark night of the soul. For the first time, I honestly faced the nagging concern I’d had for so many years – I’d messed up! I’d messed up by choosing not to take my place at university all those decades ago. Fear had kept on stopping me […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes

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 […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes

The Importance of Female Friends

Reading Time: 5 minutes ‘We increasingly seek more complex and subtle imaginative explorations of identity than societal expectations of gender.’  Alex Clark. I truly discovered the importance of female friendship in my 50s. Post-splitting up with the father of my son at 43 – I’m 64 now – I tipped myself in a giddy stream of unsuitable men. I […]