Category: The Forties Files

Got the Perimenopausal moody blues? Here are my tips to managing them.

Ever since I started seeing that I actually had lots of value to share on my blog albeit, in a totally different direction to what I originally intended, all these amazing ideas have been popping into my head of things I really want to share with you. So keeping in the theme of openly talking about what it is like to be journeying through my forties and discovering all sorts of new crazy and sometimes shitty things about myself, I thought I would share with you how I managed to deal with and overcome some horrible issues that my raging (Wanna-be teenage) hormones were doing to me.


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Why forty isn’t a dirty word and other musings.

Is age only a number? Well before I turned forty, heck even when I had turned forty that is exactly what I thought.  Since I am now forty plus one year I have come to the stark realization that actually age is exactly that, it is age and boy it can hit you square in the middle of your forehead and make you feel ancient, even before you are 42.

So how do you get yourself out of that way of thinking? Well, there is really only one thing you can do and that is to accept it and move on. It is to be celebrated, not denied.

I thought I would share a few sentiments and thoughts, on why I think forty shouldn’t be considered a dirty word like the world makes you think it is, and why all of us beautiful middle-aged women need to accept that is has to happen, and take the bull by the horns and just move on and make the most of it.  We aren’t dead yet right? (more…)

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2016 sucked balls and this is why

2016 sucked balls and this is why!

Want to know why 2016 sucked balls for me?

Every New year I say to myself the next is going to be just amazing.  I have had bad years before, like the year my Dad got cancer died 2 months later or the year I was retrenched shortly before I was to get married and it took 8 months to find another job. Or the year we wanted to buy a house, gave up and sacrificed a lot only to have our dreams and financial future pretty much shattered by someone else’s selfishness which set us on a downward spiral, that still seems to be going downward. It has taken us years to get to where we are now yet there are still many more to go before we will ever be able to get that dream back off the ground. There are also the  numerous years we hoped to fall pregnant and didn’t, 6 in total (Those were sad hurtful years) There have been other examples but this post is all about why 2016 just sucked balls and nothing else. (more…)

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How to serve a summer brunch on a budget {here is my 40th birthday brunch menu}

You may have noticed that I recently turned the big FOUR OH and with that of course there was a fairly smashing celebration. Originally I had not intended on doing anything at home for my big day, nevermind actually catering it myself, but after a few unforseen hassles the plans changed. (more…)

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