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CountryWives has morphed into an online magazine that is essential reading for all women over 50. Revealing, honest, outspoken and amusing, the site is refreshed daily with handpicked fashion and product recommendations, inspiring tips and reviews.
Post40Bloggers - Woman sleeping alone
Grace's post speaks to all couples who have ever secretly wished they had their own bed or own room. (Yearning for a separate house may hint at a bigger issue but, hey, however we can make modern partnerships work, eh?) And Grace is right, there is a joy but stigma...
Southend Pier, photo credit Wikipedia
It was the most beautiful day in May when I crossed the Thames into Essex and I felt my trip had really begun. In Kent I had driven all over the place, been home once to sort out the van, and friends had come to see me. Now I...
Pickpocket stealing mobile phone
Like Grace, I grew up under the ethos of 'learning lessons the hard way.' One particular hard lesson was when I went to Africa on business to visit some mines as a young employee. On arrival, we were told to forgo the business attire as we would get very dirty on the...
Mary Berry's Lavender shortbread biscuits
Mary Berry Lavender Shortbread Biscuits are well worth trying.  They are so easy to make, both in an Aga and in conventional electric and gas ovens, and perfect with a mid-morning cup of coffee – or as a gift to a friend tied up in cellophane with ribbon and a sprig...