About Me











Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blogsite, “Midlife and Beyond”.

My name is Alison I’m mum to two grown up boys. My husband is Pat.  He is a musician and we live in the North East of England.

I started my blog a little over a year ago and my site is steadily building up with regular features which include fashion, style, beauty and lifestyle reviews.  I don’t pretend to be an expert, but I do want to share with you my style and the fashion I love, as this may give you some style tips and inspiration.  I do believe there are no rules, especially in midlife, and it is undoubtedly a time to celebrate life.

In the year ahead, I plan to include some restaurant reviews as well as writing about my travels.  I hope you will find them interesting and informative with an honest and true reflection of me.

I have worked from the age of sixteen.  My various roles have included working in Human Resources, Travel and IT within various departments at a local university – not to mention being a mother.  I left the university two years ago but still help out on a temporary basis, which suits my lifestyle and frees up more time that I feel I have earned.

I have learned so much since beginning my blog.  I get so much pleasure from it – but know I’m not as good at IT as I thought.  My blog is growing slowly.  I do love writing my posts.  I also have a big interest in photography – so I either take my own photographs on my “not so reliable tripod” or set the shot up for my hubby to take, if he’s around.  I have so much to learn!

My aim is for my witterings to be fun, down to earth and relatable – I will also touch on personal style and high street picks as well as other issues that definitely hit us all in midlife. I hope to give an honest and true reflection of my style, life, thoughts and my feelings. That is my wish!

Thank you very much for reading.  Alison x

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