We were thrilled and honoured to be selected for the Woman & Home magazine Amazing Women 50over50 awards. All of the other bloggers and vloggers in this category of ‘social influencers who are shouting about midlife’ work extremely hard so it is amazing to be recognised.
Of course we were also thrilled to be in the May issue with Helen Mirren on the front cover as she is one of our icons. There is a very honest interview with Helen inside the magazine. She talks about dealing with insecurity, managing bad hair days and the beauty secrets she swears by. Recently she had her eyebrows tattooed and what a difference it has made to her face. She is not skinny but as we all know she still looks good in a bikini. She is a true inspiration for women of our age as we embrace midlife.
I was reassured to see that Women and Home has an article on sustainable fashion as we published one on this topical subject last week (see link at bottom of this post). There is also an article about underwear – What Lies Beneath! Another one of the subjects we bang on about – good underwear will improve any outfit as it gives one a smooth shape.
I have to admit it was the first time I have bought a magazine for a very long time and I read it cover to cover. It appeals to real women, much like we do with our online magazine. We want to inspire and help older women so that they can find their new style – whether it be in their wardrobe, beauty routine, in their home or in their kitchen. We want them to embrace this time of their lives and enjoy all the activities and fun that there is to be had. We no longer want to fade into the old age background, we want to live to the full every second that we can. A few wrinkles or a muffin top is not going to hold us back. Let’s make the most of what we have and then go out and have fun.
Grace and I love producing our online magazine. CountryWives has given us both a new lease of life – we meet interesting people, many of our own age, who are doing something different in their later life. Running a website has made us quite techie though we are still learning what SEO is, and the difference between a tag, a keyword and a hashtag! We have embraced social media but we only use it in a positive way as our aim is never to be negative.
Our readers email us or write comments on our posts and that also gives us a lift – just to know that one person has enjoyed an article keeps us going. We hope to continue producing our online magazine through midlife and beyond and hope that all our readers will stay with us for the ride.