My name is Alison Drew-Forster and this is my blog.
My blog is designed to feel like the time you spend catching up with your girlfriends, having a gossip and a chat over a cuppa or a glass of wine.
Somewhere you can visit, be who you really are and say what you really want to say.*
So what are the kinds of things we might be chatting about in our catchup?
It is likely there will be some politics. After all we live in a country which now boasts two female heads of state.
Expect some celebrity gossip. Or at least – comment on celebrity gossip.
There will be some sport. Hey, even Marieke Hardy is a football fan.
And yes, there will be some relationship posts. Whether it is about partners – how do you get them to stop working such long hours??
Maybe it is about the kids – but this is NOT A MUM’S BLOG.
Then there are all the wider family issues that are ripe for blogging about.
I’m from a complicated family background. I have nine brothers, two sisters, two mums, two dads, as well as in-laws. I have two offspring. And around 35 neices and nephews. That’s a lot of family – and a lot of material to work with.
Although perhaps not as rich with material as this family.
I’m a women who has waved 40 goodbye, and I’m currently going through my own version of a mid-life crisis. Actually I prefer to use the term “renewal”.
I’m learning a lot about renewal. Things like “You have to find your own balance like a bird on it’s first flight”.
I don’t think I’m the only woman in this space.
My body is also experiencing some changes. Some good -I’ve dropped a couple of dress sizes in recent years.
A fair portion not so good – I am overly familiar with the words “arthroscope” and “arthritis”.
Please come and join me on my online exploration of life – through a woman’s eyes.
* As long as it’s not hurtful, derogatory, disrespectful, defamatory or in any way shape or form cyber-bullying.