When I started this blog last year, my plan was for it to fill the gap left when my column ended in Good Weekend – hence my promise to post something to arrive every Saturday morning.
I didn’t want to let down the lovely lovely Aussie readers who had been so loyal to me for, gulp, was it really twelve years…?
But now I have a new column, The Rules, every Sunday, in the S section of the Sun Herald and M in the Sunday Age (S and M ha ha ha), that no longer feels so pressing.
And in all honesty, with the deadline for that falling on a Sunday and the deadline for this on a Friday, it was rather squeezing my weekend…
So I hope you won’t mind if I now ease into a more normal blogging pattern of posting whenever something I feel urgently about pops up?
Especially as, starting this Tuesday, I have another weekly column. It’s on a really great website, called High 50, which is specifically targeting my generation of people over that watershed age.
Not the Stannah stair lift demographic so wrongly imagined by most brands trying to talk to us – I walked out of a bank recently, which had an illustration of an old-school granny with a white-hair bun on a leaflet about ‘Accounts for the Over 50s’ – but people who might have been born before 1961, but are still way across life.
People like me, Madonna and Tom Ford, who is 50 next month.
My spot is called Dress De-Code and it will be up on Tuesdays, so please have a look.
And the pictures here are just some random things a woman over 50 likes.
From top: A donkey.
Ignacio Nacho Figueras – Argentinian polo player and Ralph Lauren model.
K Jacques St Tropez sandals.
The Paris Ritz.
Hejira by Joni Mitchell (very hard to choose which one…)
Campari and soda.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Aston Martin DB6 exactly like the one my dad had.
Self-portrait by Egon Schiele.
Mulberries eaten straight from the tree.
Kings of Leon.