Author Archives: The Midlife Manual

Ideal Home Show

Live blog from the first day of the Ideal Home Show, Friday 11 March…

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The Midlife Dream Home

When you got your first place, you had nothing to furnish it with save a camping stove, a futon and some Reject Shop crockery in primary colours. These days you want quality. You want craftsmanship. You want character. You want … Continue reading

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Midlife preoccupations: January

Some of the things on our minds this month: Is going to the gym/joining a pilates class in January too much of a cliché? (ditto dieting, not drinking) Should you wait till March to seem less predictable? Is it worth … Continue reading

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The Archers shocker

Is it just MM who is  getting stressed about the threat of New Year events that will ‘shock Ambridge to the core’ (already being referred to as SATTC)? Surely the reason most people listen to the Archers is for its … Continue reading

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Hugh Grant is 50 today

Hugh Grant is 50 today – so how is he spending his birthday? Continue reading

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It must be Autumn because…

Things that tell a Midlifer summer’s over:

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Midlife Bank Holiday vs young person’s Bank Holiday

How was it for you? Traffic jam back from the inlaws or last minute citybreak? We’re guessing the former…

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