Friendship can be our saviour in times of crisis. And sometimes friendship can lead to a fulfilling relationship.
Did you ever think about running your own business? Now could be the right time to start, and here's why...
Kimberly tells us why she won't lie about her age and discovered that self-confidence can grow with age...
Here's to the late, great Carolyn Lazarus, founder of totally4women. Her vision continues...
I was hugely daunted about becoming a mother, spending nine months of pregnancy freaking out that as soon as Albert came into the world I would become a frumpy mother with sick on my shoulder and only nappies and bottles on my mind. Though I had always felt maternal and knew lots of happiness lay […]
Kate reflects on her own year as writer in residence at the University’s Botanic Garden in Cambridge, and what others have experienced.
I am a little in awe as I pick up the phone to speak with Rose (she refers to herself just as Rose). This is a lady of the moment all right, after a recent joyous interview with Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs and then speculation in the Telegraph and elsewhere that she may […]
Here is a big admission – growing Snapdragon from a one-person, kitchen-table kind of business to a limited company with a studio workshop and a team of five has not been a walk in the park. Despite the sunny rural photographs of us in various glossy magazines over the years, there was no magic wand. […]
After recently reading Carolyn Lazarus’ article in The Daily Mail, it made me reflect about various things surrounding women, work and parenting. When I got married back in 1998 we both had, what I would call, decent jobs. I didn’t have the same high flying career as Carolyn, but whilst mine was office-based, my husbands’ required frequent […]
How the rewards of volunteering make up for moving from the “A-list” to no list at all. I started my career as an actress. My more memorable moments in the spotlight were as the body double for Elizabeth Taylor (personally chosen by her, perhaps because of my big boobs?) and various scantily clothed cameo appearances […]
The fourth in a series on the ups and downs of early retirement I have figured out why retirement was once required at the age of 65: we need the extra time for grooming and staying healthy. It gets harder as one ages. For instance, a friend started taking long walks to control her weight […]
The true story of a woman’s lifelong search for her mother told by G J Marshall on behalf of a friend But this was to no avail – they had lost it. No surprise there, but plenty of disappointment. Once again, my past disappeared into a gaping black hole, sucking into itself anything that may […]
The true story of a woman’s lifelong search for her mother Told by G J Marshall on behalf of a friend We sat at her worn but clean sitting-room where framed photographs vied for space with little ornaments. A nest of tables with a lace doily crouched between us. Pushing a plate of chocolate digestives […]
The true story of a woman’s lifelong search for her mother Told by G J Marshall on behalf of a friend I’m Emma Jean and if it wasn’t for the four year old girl out for a walk with her dad I would have died. It’s that simple. It was March 28th 1971, I was […]
Is it worth returning to studying after a first career? I did not arrive at a career until I was in my mid-thirties. I took a degree in History in 1975 and thought I wanted to be a social worker. Three years as a support worker in two residential homes convinced me that this was […]