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  • Knocked for six…

    Posted on Sunday, August 21, 2011

    Okay ladies can I ask for something – my very close friend's their beloved son, my god son is awaiting a biopsy on a bone tumour he is just turned 20.

    This last two weeks have been a roller coaster with everything which has happened and I suppose many could argue that up till now we have lead somewhat of a charmed life- maybe we have but at the moment we are just asking if you can all think of us in your prayers and get us over this horrific time – we need some huge big prayers and I need some major league prayer warriors giving out some prayers for my boys ......

    To say this is killing me is a small understatement it has crushed us all and we are now just praying for miracles.

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  • Play nicely …….

    Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011

    I have been on Fabulous 40 since October 2008 when I joined I will admit I was at a very low ebb I had lost my sister / best buddy and I remember staying up for weeks on end having huge fun and laughing and yes at the same time we also had controversial posts – some people will remember the Sarah Palin  post ......... say no more.

    The main ethos of the Fab 40  site is to help our fellow sister – the road of life is often bumpy and people do hit those bumps with some force and if we can help soften the blow then hey we do and step forward and lend a hand.

    But yesterday I shook my head in dismay at the cat fight and name calling over something which normally would have been just a healthy lively debate – I have followed my own rule and didn't wade in during the fight – at 49 one of the big parts of growing up  (that's the operative words) I have learnt to pick my fights and having a 24 hour rule and now 24 hours are up I have to say I hope we never have a repeat of yesterday's behaviour and churlish , childish comments.

    Now this is quite out of character for me as I'm usually the Northern bird who cracks a joke to defuse the situation but yesterday I was very upset about seeing a few friends rounded on and having quite deep and nasty character assassinations made about them by other members - so take this post as a bit of a housekeeping post so we keep the spirit of Fab40 alive  

    If you don't like a post you're not compelled to read or comment

    If you disagree with a post be considerate.

    If you have nothing nice to say "shut up" ..........

    Now can we go back to being women over 40 who are fabulous please?

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  • Some fun from yesterday - the Wedding

    Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011

    Hey we might to pomp and ceremonial pageantry better than anyone else but never forget we have a sense of humour......
    The first is a clip of after the ceremony when a member of the clergy clearly delighted that it was all over and had passed so magnificently did a cartwheel down the centre aisle after the guests had left ......

    Very funny and has gone viral as you can imagine .....
    Then you might have spotted two nuns sat next the bride and groom well one was much taller and wore sneakers so she has now become known as the “Ninja Nun” and is she a secret agent in disguise .....

    Check out the shoes .....

    Lastly if you want to enjoy some of the official pictures click on this link
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    Have a great weekend

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  • Time to listen to the radio ........

    Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011

    As some of you will know in March 2009 I came across a blog by a girl called Brianna Karp who is the same age as my Alice and had just been made homeless - cut a long story short I became surrogate mum and in August 2009 her blog was discovered and she became global she has a book deal - in December 2009 she came to the UK and stayed with me till March and wrote the book as she was still in the trailer.
    She took these pictures

    The book comes out on the 25th of this month  and she is going on all the radio stations - so as I'm UK and your US could I hand the mantle of surrogate mum to you ladies and you listen in.

    Her schedule is this:  

     Gettysburg, PABreakfast Nook with Fred Snyder – WGET 1320 AMUnited States

    Time: 8:25 am.04/25/11Charlottesville, VAMorning News with Rick and Jane – WINA 1070 AMUnited States

    Time: 9:30 am.04/25/11Baltimore, MDMidday with Dan Rodricks – WYPR 88.1 FMUnited States

    Time: 1:00 pm.04/25/11San Antonio, TXTexas Public Radio Network with Dan Skinner – KSTX 89.1 FM, KPAC 88.3 FM & KTXI 90.1 FMUnited States

    Time: 2:50 pm.04/26/11Jacksonville, FLThe Chuck Kramer Morning Show – WEAG 106.3 FM & 1490 AMUnited States

    Time: 9:30 am.04/26/11Buffalo, NYLive Line with Anne Holliday – WESB 1490 AMUnited States

    Time: 12:35 pm.04/26/11Miami, FLArts Spotlight with Willi Miller – WQCS 88.9 FMUnited States

    Time: 4:00 pm.04/27/11Syndicated NationwideThe Frankie Boyer Lifestyle Show – Lifetime Radio NetworkUnited States

    Time: 8:30 am.04/27/11Des Moines, IAThe Steve Hexom Morning Show – KBUR 1490 AMUnited States

    Time: 9:05 am.04/27/11Detroit, MIA New Day with Cathie Martin – WGRT 102.3 FMUnited States

    Time: 10:00 am.04/27/11Carbondale, ILMorning Conversation with Jeff Williams – WSIU 91.9 FM United States

    Time: 10:30 am.04/27/11Los Angeles, CABrainstormin' with Billy the Brain – KKZZ 1400 AMUnited States

    Time: 10:40 am.04/27/11St. Louis, MONews Features – WSIE 88.7 FMUnited States

    Time: 11:30 am.04/27/11Fort Smith, AKNews Interviews – KAUF 89.9 FMUnited States

    Time: 2:00 pm.04/28/11Quincy, ILGallery with Mandy Vinzant – WQUB 90.3 FMUnited States

    Time: 7:00 pm.04/30/11-05/01/11Orlando, FLFlorida Roundtable with Reagan Smith and Dave Riley – WFLF 540 AMUnited States

    Time: 9:00 am.05/01/11Shreveport, LAStrategies for Living with David McMillen, Ph.D. – KEEL 710 AMUnited States

    Time: 9:00 am.05/02/11Grand Rapids, MIMorning Show with Shelley Irwin – WGVU 1480 AMUnited States

    Time: 8:30 am.05/02/11Baton Rouge, LAThe Jim Engster Show – WRKF 89.3 FMUnited States

    Time: 9:40 am.05/02/11Sacramento, CAThe PoppOff with Mary Jane Popp – KAHI 950 AMUnited States

    Time: 10:00 am.05/02/11Pittsburgh, PAIt's Your Turn with Dave Malarkey – WISR 680 AMUnited States

    Time: 12:00 pm.05/02/11Minneapolis/St. Paul, MNHealth Notes with Kinshasha Kambui – KFAI 90.3 FM & 106.7 FMUnited States

    Time: 1:30 pm.06/05/11Providence, RIPositive Living with Patricia Raskin – WPRO 630 AM & 99.7 FM United States

    Time: 1:00 pm.06/08/11San Francisco, CABook Passage Bookstore & CaféUnited States

    Time: 6:00 pm.06/16/11San Francisco, CAInsideStoryTime at Café RoyaleUnited States

    Time: 6:30 pm.06/25/11New Orleans, LATales from the Heart: Literary Memoirs Panel; presented by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends & Foundations (ALTAFF) at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual ConferenceUnited States

    Time: 4:00 pm.

    Or you can buy the book on Amazon and yes I have a big mention , so does Alice and the infamous Biggie

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  • I wanted to share something with you ladies…..

    Posted on Saturday, April 2, 2011

    I don't know if you have this in the US but a big pedicure craze has hit the UK and you go to salons and sit with your feet in tanks and Garra Rufa fish suck / nibble  all the hard skin of your feet.

    You go in and you have to roll your trousers up and then take shoes and socks off – you have to wash your feet under a water spray but some plastic croc style shoes on and then you sit on this tank and swing your legs over into the water and then the tiny fish swarm over them ......

    I squealed as it's the strangest sensation ever you get this light kissing feel on your feet and they just attack the hard skin on the heel – sole and all the skin round your nails etc – I had fifteen minutes  the tanks are in blocks of four so I was sat opposite two people and one besides me – it was £10 ($16) for 15 minutes – after left out and dry – my feet have definitely been descaled and my nails look amazing – I had purposely not done my feet this week and you can really see a difference ......
    Would I do it again yes and would I recommend it yes ......... next time I would take a girlfriend and what surprised me the most was the young and older men sat having it done !
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  • Banned from the supermarket.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    Didn’t like shopping there anyway  

    Yesterday I was at my local store buying a large bag of Winalot dog food for my loyal pet and was in the checkout queue when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.
    What did she think I had an elephant? So, since I’m retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, I was starting the Winalot Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in hospital last time, but I’d lost 2 stone before I woke up in intensive care with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

    I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pockets with Winalot nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in queue was now enthralled with my story.)

    Horrified, she asked me if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me I told her no, I stepped off the kerb to sniff an Irish setter's bum and a car hit me.

    I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.  I’m now banned from the store.

    Better watch what you ask retired people.

    They have all the time in the world to think of daft things to say.

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