The Last Post

You may heave a collective sigh of relief, this is the last Post on Fifty Free & Single. The reasons why, the most obvious reason I am now fifty-one. I had a party to prove it, for reasons too complicated and long-winded to go into I invited far too many women and too few men. … More The Last Post

” your blogs have the mood swings of a menopausal woman or a teenage girl”

“Your blogs have the mood swings of a menopausal woman or a teenage girl “ the words of a friend who’s judgement I trust more than my own, I think she is right, my God, I am menopausal, its male menopause, thats it, there’s something wrong with me. What happens next convinces me. It’s a … More ” your blogs have the mood swings of a menopausal woman or a teenage girl”

Dream

My alarm goes off, it’s 4.30am. Outside it’s dark and cold and frosty, London is in the grips of winter. I have a taxi booked for Heathrow Airport, I have a large rucksack, it is packed for a long trip, I am on a Gap Year, a Fifty one year olds Gap Year why should … More Dream

CBT 4 Me

I am now officially being CBT’d, that for those of you with standard issue brain functions who may never have had the need to explore the working of the human mind or your own in specific is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am rather excited about the prospect, anything that helps me alter the crappy way … More CBT 4 Me

Breathless

Sometimes when the chatter of my mind falls quiet it settles on thoughts of her. I wonder where she is in that moment, I daydream of being there. Our paths crossed, we kept each other company for a while, then went our separate ways. She didn’t realise, but I stopped and turned as we parted, … More Breathless