Shopping the sales after 50 takes dedication to the deal.

The Big Sales. Worth an early rise?

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s – Experience #31: The Big Early Sales The sales — any kind of sales — have always fascinated me. But more importantly the BIG sales really, really fascinate me. Boxing Day, New Years, Summer Sales with their big red signs and stickers, luring you…
  • Jo Howell |
  • August 21, 2019

Too Late to the Les Mis Party?

50 ways to Leave your 40s: Experience 28 - Les Miserables Ok, ok, I know I'm very late to the party with this one but all the best things are worth waiting for, right? Jobs, friends, relationships, marriage.... surely the longer you wait, the sweeter the outcome. Well, I certainly…
  • Jo Howell |
  • July 15, 2019
Personal Shopper Advice 50 Ways to Leave Your 40s

Will Personal Shopper Services be stylish and age fitting?

Series: 50 Ways to Leave 40s Experience 27: Personal Shopper Services As a rule, I don't shop in River Island. It's bright, shiny, loud and full of young trendy things. It's no place for a 49 1/2-year-old who listens to Radio 2 and wears clothes that are comfortable, cover as…
  • Jo Howell |
  • July 8, 2019
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Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #3 Running In (Not On) Water

Since I ruptured my ligaments in my ever-weak ankle back in August, my running days came to an abrupt halt. To this day I'm still not sure how it actually happened - there wasn't a great fall from grace as I pounded the streets and I didn't fall over Harley…
  • Jo Howell |
  • December 2, 2018
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #1 Clubbercise

If you haven't read the first of this series from Jo Howell - about her determination to find 50 ways to leave her 40s, you may want to back up and start there. We hope this series will encourage anyone reaching a milestone birthday – or any birthday – to…
  • Jo Howell |
  • November 1, 2018
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Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s

Everyone, meet contributing editor Jo Howell. She is sharing her adventures with us in a series of posts. We will let her explain (below) the plan she is carrying out. We are a little behind, as Jo has been engaged in 50 ways to leave her 40s for the past…
  • Jo Howell |
  • October 30, 2018

Are You Mind Full or Mindful?

It’s a simple question. But are you able to recognise the difference between the two states in yourself? There is a big difference. And mindfulness and mind ‘fullness’ is a big deal when it comes to you, your health, your well-being and also how you interact with those around you…
  • Ali Mortimer |
  • October 25, 2018
Feeding Reindeer
Personal Growth

Get Into The Christmas Spirit with Reindeer & Carols

Wow. Just wow! This could be the shortest blog ever as words cannot describe how amazing this week’s experience was! But let’s buckle up the sleigh and see if I can do it justice... When the idea of '50 Ways to Leave Your 40s' first came into my head, I…
  • Jo Howell |
  • December 22, 2019
Would you visit the 73rd floor observation deck of the Shard London if you were afraid of heights?

Facing My Fears at The Shard London

Ushering in the 50s Experience #39: Visiting the Shard When I started writing my 'wish list' of experiences last year, visiting The Shard London was right up at the top. Which considering I'm not a massive fan of heights, it did make me wonder if I'd stepped a little too far…
  • Jo Howell |
  • October 28, 2019
Sleeping like homeless people for a nigh
Personal Growth

What’s it like to be “homeless”? See my experiment.

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s Experience #26: The Big Villa Sleep Out Of all the challenges I've done so far, this one had to be the most 'out of my comfort zone’. This one was also the most emotional. The Aston Villa Foundation I saw 'The Big Villa Sleep…
  • Jo Howell |
  • June 24, 2019

Prime Women Head for London Fashion Week

If you are even remotely interested in fashion, and probably even if you aren't, you've no doubt heard about Fashion Week and its twice a year shows in New York, Paris, London and Milan. But do you know how Fashion Week came to be? History of Fashion Week In 1943,…
  • Ann Franks |
  • September 12, 2017
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Food and Wine

Kathryn Hall – Creating Napa Valley Memories: Women in Wine Series

Well-known vintner and former US Ambassador to Austria, Kathryn Walt Hall invites us to “create memories” in Napa Valley through the myriad of experiences her Hall Wineries offer. The Halls (Kathryn and Craig) set the stage for their guests to have fun and experience wine in beautiful spaces including the…
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • January 14, 2016

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