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How I Found my House in the Magical Spanish Mountains

Reading Time: 12 minutes I started my Spanish adventure in 1997, just as Tony Blair ended 18 years of Conservative rule with the slogan ‘Things Can Only Get Better’. I was one of a number of young BBC journalists helping with the count on Election Night, but soon after fled the BBC on a trip to Mojácar in Spain, […]

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Why I had to Write This Book

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last year, Dr Eva Chapman wrote about her book, ‘Sexy at 70’ for us at ‘Advantages of Age’. Here she explains why she had to write her latest book, ‘Butterflies & Demons’.  Butterflies and Demons is set in Adelaide, South Australia. After a vision, in 2006, about the Adelaide Aborigines (the Kaurna), I felt compelled […]

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AofA People: Joolz – poet, novelist, artist, illustrator and tattooist

Reading Time: 5 minutes Joolz, 66, is a poet, novelist, artist, illustrator and professional tattooist. She came to prominence in the 80s when she was often called a punk poetess and was instrumental – Justin Sullivan, the lead singer was her partner at that time – in the rise of New Model Army. She’s still writing, painting, drawing and […]

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Lockdown by Live-in Carer

Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s being a live-in carer when you can get out and about, visit a friend, see your kids, indulge in a spot of raving from time to time and generally remain connected to the outside world. Then there is being a carer during the lockdown. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever done and I review […]

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Living in London during Lockdown – Michele Kirsch

Reading Time: 7 minutes Michele Kirsch, asthmatic isolator, mother of two, author, and furloughed chef, writes about her experiences of lockdown from a tower block in East London. LOCKDOWN: Day something. I forget exactly. The Vicar. My vicar is bellowing to me from safety across the road. He is trying to put social distancing into a spiritual context, but […]

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AofA People: Susan Latchford

Reading Time: 4 minutes Susan Latchford, 54, is unemployed in the conventional sense and brimming with ideas around the written word. Age (in years) 55 Where do you live? Chigwell Row, Essex, England What do you do? Right at this moment, I’m unemployed in the conventional sense I’ve been yearning for something but have never been able to find […]

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AofA People: Sue Clark

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sue Clark is retired and enjoys writing fiction. WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Oxfordshire AGE? 71 TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUR AGE? Mostly good. I’ve just enjoyed two major positive milestones: my first grandchild and my first novel being published. But the joints still ache and the wrinkles still multiply. WHAT DO YOU […]

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AofA People: Sue Tilley – Artist, Model, Writer, Speaker

Reading Time: 7 minutes Sue Tilley, 60, is the most recognisable muse – she was the model for Lucian Freud’s 1995 Benefits Supervisor Sleeping – in modern British art. These days, she lives in St Leonards and has her own career as an illustrator teaming up with designers like Fendi to create bags, T-shirts and more. Sue is talking […]

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Paul Atherton – Film & TV Producer/Writer/Actor

Reading Time: 4 minutes Paul Atherton, 49, is a film and television producer plus much more. He’s also homeless! Here he tells us what he’s achieved while being homeless, as well as explaining that he stopped being monogamous at 30… WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Paul Atherton HOW OLD ARE YOU? 49 WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Heathrow Airport (or in […]

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AofA Interview: Zak Jane Keir – Erotic Author

Reading Time: 2 minutes Zak Jane Keir is an erotic author and has been writing about the fetish scene – and participating in it – for roughly twenty years. Formerly the club reporter for Forum and Swingmag, she was most recently published in Goodbye Moderation: Lust: Volume 1 (Seven Deadly Sins). PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF, YOUR NAME, WHAT YOU DO, […]