About Me

Hello!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my brand new blogsite, “Midlife and Beyond”. The site will steadily build up with posts on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and travel, and I hope you find them interesting and informative.

My name is Alison and I’m, 57 years old.  I’m a mum of two grown up boys and, of course, our little furry companion, Jarvis. My partner in life/crime is a musician and we live in the North East of England.

I would like to write about fashion, beauty, travel, lifestyle and all things “family”.  I am also an aspiring/trainee photo-taker, as I want to be independent, doing my own posts – I think I need a lot of practice, though! I love affordable, high street fashion, both low and high end. However, I also love to seek inspiration from the current high-end designers (I can dream!).

I especially love Victoria Beckham’s designs (though I wasn’t a fan of the Spice girls).  Growing up, I loved the vintage designers such as Ossie Clark.  I once owned a few of his pieces from his high street collection – one of them was a beautiful cardigan and the detail on it was superb, I remember feeling the bee’s knees in it!  Don’t you just wish you had kept these things.   Around that time my mum worked in high end fashion so that is where my love for fashion was formed.

Most of all though, I would like 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 me, my style, my life, my thoughts and my feelings.that is my wish!

Alison x