This is what I’m listening to right now. I much prefer this latest version of Florence & The Machine – Dog Days Are Over. Enjoy this music video.
I feel I’ve neglected this site just lately; the main reason being busyness and business. I do have a couple of things lined up for it, but not quite finished.
In the meantime, I’ll share my music with you, and as I’m feeling midlife mellow today, that’s mellow, not yellow, green or blue, just plain old mellow – I’m listening to Corinne Bailey Rae. She’s singing beautifully in the background whilst I tackle the accounts and the dreaded VAT. Corinne Bailey Rae is just right for listening to today; here she is in a video singing Paris Nights / New York Mornings from her latest album “The Sea”. Enjoy.
Posted in Humour, Men, Midlife, Over 50, Video, Women, tagged China, freezing, Harbin, health, health and safety, ice, middle aged, Midlife, News, older, people, swimming, UK, Video, weather, winter, Yahoo on January 7, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Oddly enough, as UK inhabitants shiver in the freezing winter weather, there is a group of middle aged and older people in Harbin, China, who embrace the cold and go ice swimming, claiming that it is good for their health. Brrrrr…!
That wouldn’t do for this midlife writer – I’d probably have a heart attack on hitting the water. I also have a feeling that this activity would not be allowed to take place in the UK, because of the health and safety risks. Check out the solid ice they are all trotting about on. No, it wouldn’t happen here! This video is a small sample of “cold” clips courtesy of Yahoo News.
Posted in Midlife, Music, Rants and Raves, Video, tagged Anything is Possible, BBC, best-selling, decade, Evergreen, Midlife, midlifer, Music, Radio 1, single, Video, Will Young on January 1, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Will Young, The Pop Idol winner of 2002, had the best-selling single of the last decade with his double A side Anything Is Possible / Evergreen. It was sold 1.8million times. I hadn’t heard it for a long time until yesterday on BBC Radio 1. It brought a tear to this midlifer’s eye I have to say – I absolutely love it. So here is Will Young on video for all my midlife music loving friends.
Vampire Weekend is one of my favourite bands. I don’t think there’s anything they’ve done that I don’t like. “Cousins” is the latest single release from their second album, Contra, due out in January 2010. Have a listen and enjoy. And for those of you who didn’t take advantage of the free download of Vampire Weekend’s “Horchata” recently, here it is too:
Posted in Let's Talk About, Midlife, Music, Rants and Raves, Video, tagged Chibe, Jonny Silcock, Midlife, Mixcloud, Music, music follower, new music, The Horrors, Video, Whole New Way on November 21, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Feeling Great, Lifestyle, Midlife, Rants and Raves, Video, Women, tagged anti-ageing, Argan oil, beauty treatment, DIY, face mask, glamology, honey, middle aged, Midlife, skin, Video, Women, yogurt on November 13, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it’s fast absorbing and lightweight. Honey and yogurt are also great (and cheap) ingredients to use in any DIY beauty treatment for hydrating and nourishing the skin.
The plant sterols active in argan oil have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which make it safe for all skin types and can naturally treat acne, eczema and other skin conditions.
This is a DIY beauty mask to add hydration to your skin, neutralize free radicals responsible for aging, and minimize the appearance of fine lines by boosting collagen and elastin. This DIY beauty treatment is brilliant for middle aged women (tried and tested by this midlife writer!).
1 tsp organic honey (draws and retains moisture)
1 tbsp organic yogurt (skin-nourishing natural fats and lactic acids)
1-5 drops argan oil (rich in Vitamin E, anti-age, reduce inflammation)
Microwave honey for 10 seconds in a microwave. Mix honey, yogurt, and argan oil in a small bowl. Apply to face, leave on 15 mins and remove with a warm towel.
Video and recipe is courtesy of http://glamology.com
Posted in Family, Feeling Great, Humour, Midlife, Rants and Raves, Video, tagged Billy Connolly, comedy, female, just midlife, male, man, middle aged, Midlife, midlifers, prostate, smile, Video, videos on November 4, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Billy Connolly jokes about a common midlife issue – the prostate! This is midlife humour from an hilarious middle aged man to put a smile on the faces of all male and female midlifers. Comedy video that’s sure to make you laugh out loud.
Posted in Family, Feeling Great, Humour, Midlife, Rants and Raves, Video, tagged Family, Humour, just midlife, kids, life, middle aged, Midlife, midlifer, midlifers, mother, Mrs Hughes, Video, wife on November 4, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Family, Feeling Great, Lifestyle, Midlife, Music, Rants and Raves, Video, tagged empowerment, feeling, friends, great, healthy, Midlife, mind, Music, self, strong, Video on October 30, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Here’s a quick pick me up for all my midlife friends. While watching this video take three deep breaths. Relax and focus on your physical psyche. Enjoy the way you feel and believe you are strong and healthy. Self empowerment is strong within you. This is mind power. The more you watch the better you will feel. Toe-tapping music too. Have a fantastic “Feeling Great” day.