Read why Jacqui Sutton is our September Woman of the Month winner for May 2019…
Discover how Sue’s birthday present for a friend turned into a career making contemporary handmade quality jewellery designs
Hear from two women who have had to face difficult personal situations yet both managed to start their own businesses and inspire others in the process
Belinda’s story raises more than just the issue of women in their 40s and 50s finding work.
So, yes, life is very full, very busy. And yet, despite all of this, life can be lonely. Read Angela’s story about life beyond paid work and employment
In around 2008, my children had grown up and the grandchildren weren’t all my responsibility. And then something unexpected happened…
If only everyone viewed the world as Alex does. No barriers, he had not judged me as I had judged him. To see the person, the ability and not the disability.
“If I could take anything from knowing you both it would be that life is there to be enjoyed, as you never know when the ride will be over”. Read Elliot’s letter to his Nan
Want to know how I would sum up my experience of ‘Chasing the Dream’ and how the chase ended?
With the help of Google Translate, we manage to order them and book delivery while we are over on our next trip. Having a cooker will be great!
So finally we were packing for a French trip – but it felt strange to think we would be actually staying in the house at long last.
Not for the first time in France we wake up aching and stiff all over…
The trip was not a holiday, we had planned to move into our cottage and spend time getting to know the place. Will we ever get it finished?
We all wobble, but mostly no one mentions it. Whether in business or in the Facebook world everyone is putting on an everything is awesome act. But is it?
I’ve not only got to my old age (which amazes me!) I’ve learnt how to use a computer, Facebook and run my own blog. If I can do it, you can do it too!
Top tips to help you with setting up your new business
When my husband retired, I found that people never seemed to ask if I had a job or worked. It was very strange…
Luckily I had my Kindle with me and we manage to get online (thanks to a tiny Wifi hotspot near the front door) and found a hotel in Fougeres, about 30 minutes from the cottage, with availability
Write down what you think you need from your own mentor and make sure you get the right one for you.
It takes two to make a marriage, two to end it. Concentrate on just one, you. There is life after divorce no matter what age.
I might not speak French but I can use a computer, so I got my fingers working on the net. I decided the best way forward was to find an English builder living in France
I have not ever regretted going self employed, it isn’t for everyone but if you are going to do I promise it’s a lot of fun.
Setting up your own business can be daunting but a woman setting up a business in a male dominated field – even more so.
Chasing The Dream – 3 Alison Finally Seals The Deal On Her Dream Holiday Home & Takes Her First Steps On The Road To Renovation
I came off the phone ranting about getting a new builder & managing the project myself. It can’t be that difficult, can it?
Chasing The Dream – 2 Alison Continues With The Trials & Tribulations of Chasing Her Dread of Owning A Holiday Cottage Abroad
We’re only buying a house… not running for president!
Travelling is not just who you travel with or where you go, it’s what you take from it
You start to see life differently, you let the little things go. Its made me appreciate spending more time with family and friends
What’s it like to renovate a cottage in France? Read Alison’s story here..
The joys of a September woman retirement is highly recommended, we have done our bit and now its time to reap the rewards