About Me











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

My name is Alison and I will be 60 at the end of this year.  I’m mum to two grown up boys. My husband, Patrick 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.

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 life and style, and truthfully share with you my thoughts and my feelings. That is my wish!

Thank you very much for reading.  Alison x

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