I will be 50 at the end of 2016, how did that happen? I don’t feel any different to when I was a teenager, just more experienced at life! So the inspiration for my blog is to record my journey as I approach and move through this next era in my life.
Let me tell you a bit about me! I am married with two children, Alex is 18 and Emily is 15, we live on the outskirts of Marlow, a beautiful town on the River Thames. We have an old Victorian cottage in the woods that we renovated about 20 years ago from quite a wreck and I gave up work to be a full time mum when Alex was born. About 8 years ago my husband set up his own business and I helped him for many years, I had to teach myself a bit about bookkeeping and running a small business but having previously been a PA/Secretary, my organisational skills were up to the job. Three years ago I decided that I’d had enough of working with my husband – it’s not an ideal situation and whilst I am sure it suits lots of couples, it didn’t suit us. So I took a back seat and leave most of the day to day running to him and a wonderful office manager. Which freed up some time in my life!
I love being at home, I enjoy running the house and being here for the children, despite them being so much older now, I believe they need me here just as much. I am lucky to be able to be here for them but I fully appreciate that isn’t always possible.
I also adore shopping – by heading to the high street or online, I love putting things in my basket, although I don’t always ‘check-out’ and I love reading some of the many fashion blogs that inspire me and help me find the perfect outfit.
Marlow has a great High Street and we have many of the big, higher end brands represented now – my favourites include Mint Velvet, Jigsaw, White Company and Sweaty Betty.
So what can you expect from my blog – my plan is to let it evolve as I go along but I plan to talk about shopping (obviously), tips and recommendations and fashion trends as well as every day dressing for us ladies of a certain age (with absolutely no restrictions – #iwillwearwhatilike)! I will also throw in some lifestyle tips, nutrition, diet, exercise but I am no expert, it will just be useful things I have picked up along the way and that have helped me.
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog to inspire you. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about health, menopause, fitness, beauty and style with a focus on the over 50's.
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Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my 50s. I started this blog in 2016 with the purpose of helping other women at this stage of life. I’m delighted that my blog has grown to over 13k visitors per month. Visit my Work with Me page and request my Media Kit for details of product reviews, blogging services and social media content creation.
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