Being fifty and fab recently and a few days in the South of France to share with you #beingfiftyandfab
It's been another very busy month here at Fifty & Fab HQ! So much so that I have neglected to get my regular being fifty and fab post done so I am combining it this month and telling you about my few days in France over the bank holiday weekend. As well as sharing a few 'what I have been wearing' outfits. We have family who live in France and they have recently moved near to Montpellier in the Camargue region so a visit was a must. And what a beautiful area, so pretty but without the tourist crowds of the Cote d'Azur.
Although getting flights and decent accommodation was a challenge. We had to fly at 6.30 am from Luton with RyanAir (nooooo) - what is 'speedy boarding' all about then!? That didn't work, we went through in a separate queue to board then all ended up back in the same queue to the plane. Pointless. I eventually found an Airbnb in Le Grau du Roi which is a really pretty harbour town - although still about 40 minutes from our family which was a bit frustrating but being on the sea was worth it and desperately needed.
I'm writing this on Mothers Day while I wait for my family to get sorted and we head out, it has been a really busy March for me with so many lovely things going on. But in fact I have struggled to keep up with my blogging commitments due to some family stuff that has to be priority. But I've also done some really fun things too so I am sharing with you what I have been doing to be fifty and fabulous.... let me know what you've been doing and don't forget to use my hashtag on Instagram #beingfiftyandfab.
March was also good because I finally found me again - read my HRT story here!
As I started writing this blog post we were still enjoying very unseasonal, very warm weather and it is glorious and I love it! February is of course a shorter month and for that reason, and as well as it being between seasons, I chose it again to do a No Spend month ... last year I blogged about it every week, this year I decided to update you at the end during my being fifty and fab post.
Well my sole aim was to reduce the number of deliveries and new items of clothing arriving into my wardrobe and for the most part I did achieve this as I have bought far far less then I usually do. Last year however I was more committed than this year - a few bits have sneaked in, I had a voucher for The White Company that I put 'towards' a couple of items and I have ordered a scarf from Sweet Bea and a new top from The Wendy House (neither have arrived yet)!
Three years ago I wrote my first blog post with little plan of where I was heading or any real idea of how to blog!! But here I am three years later, still blogging, still learning and most importantly still enjoying it.
So I thought for my anniversary post I'd share some facts about me you might not know:
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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