It would be wrong to write this post without acknowledging the very real and very worrying situation developing around the world today. Whole countries shutting down, holidays cancelled, small businesses with no business, and no income for their owners, older people likely to feel very isolated ... stock piling of food and toilet rolls meaning the vulnerable will be left with none. And so it goes on. You have all seen the news. I am beginning to feel quite worried and a bit uneasy. I saw my elderly parents today to plan a few things for them. But life has to continue and we should try and keep as close to normal routine as possible. So I thought I would still share my outing last week. Do let me know how Covid-19 is affecting you, are you worried? Comment below.
A couple of months ago I was asked to save the day for an event in London with Maidenform, the shapewear brand. They had organised such a fun and gorgeous event, held in the penthouse suite at the ME Hotel in the Strand. I was so looking forward to it. A chance to try on the shapewear (it is so difficult to know what will work when looking online), a make-up refresh with a make-up artist, fizz, canapés and an opportunity to have some photographs taken by a professional photographer. I admit I did hesitate about going. But in the end I decided to drive into London and not take the train/tube. I felt with no official advice to stop my day to day life I was best to 'keep calm and carry on' but take sensible precautions. Hence my decision to drive. Usually when I meet friends we kiss and hug and welcome each other so it felt really odd not to be able to do this.
Obviously I am no expert but I thought I'd share the supplements that I take to support me in midlife, I try not to take too many or rely on them when I should be eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables and exercising regularly. But I don't think there is any harm in giving nature a bit support.]. Plus with all the drama of coronavirus I think a few of us are thinking some immune system support wouldn't go amiss.
When choosing supplements choose the best quality not the cheapest. I personally don't recommend buying from the supermarket for example. Find a really good independent health food shop or ask a nutritionist for some specific advice. Or speak to one of the online retailers that offer a helpline, they will advise on dosage, interactions with any prescription medication and make suggestions based on your individual needs.
I've not done my regular 'being fifty and fab' blog post since last May!! Life got so crazy, I got busier on the blog and I needed to take some time off to support my daughters move to uni that meant I couldn't keep up with it all so my regular blog posts - being fifty and fab and embracing life ... in midlife had to take a break too. But I've missed them so I am starting here with this one. Normal service will resume!!
Being fifty and fab is my monthly round up of what I have been doing, wearing, exercising, and reading. Just my life really and sharing a few tips and thoughts along the way and encouraging you to live your best life and 'be fifty and fab too (or whatever age you might be ... approaching 50, turning 50 or post 50, it is all fabulous)
So here we are in March! Thank goodness spring might be on the way, what a wet and miserable February. I have had a really tough time recently and I am glad to see the back of the winter months. I have felt really uninspired by my wardrobe this season and I think that goes alongside my struggle with feeling so down but also my attempt to 'buy less' which given my recent mood is proving difficult. When I look back at my photographs from this time last year, we were already seeing some brighter days and I was beginning to wear lighter clothes, let's hope that is just around the corner this year!
Back in December we spent a night at The Lygon Arms in Broadway with friends. Although it seems ages ago now, I still wanted to write about it on my blog and share what we did, we had such a good time and I wanted to share my recommendations. The Cotswolds are a lovely destination, easy to reach from London and the Home Counties and so pretty whatever the weather or season. We often visit and I will share below my other blog posts about other trips we have done.
Me and my girlfriends planned this night away back in the summer when we had a girls weekend nearby. It was during the hottest weeks of Summer 2019 and it seemed mad to be thinking about Christmas Markets but that is how it came about., We popped into the Cotswold Distillery Shop in Broadway and ended up booking a tour of the Distillery and a night away with the husbands.
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog to inspire you. 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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