Did you do Bonfire Night in the back garden? Was it all fireworks or a damp squib? Fortysomething Fan Girl compares now and then!
Halloween used to be about jam sandwiches and washing up bowls. When did consumerism destroy our simple fun? Fortysomething Fan Girl resists the spell!
Off to university? Condoms, check. Bed linen, check. Crockery, check. Cactus? Today’s students are all about fleshy frills!
Which smells remind you of your childhood? Fortysomething Fan Girl sniffs out the past!
Are you carrying a handbag or a dead giveaway? What you wear on your arm says so much about you; it’s time to trade up!
Back in the ’70s and ’80s Brownies were the worthy, try-hards I met up with in a church hall. Dessert is so different now! Fortysomething Fan Girl explores pudding.
The shopping experience has evolved during Fortysomething Fan Girl’s lifetime. It’s good to have a hobby…
Fortysomething Fan Girl has been ruminating on Father’s Day and looking back on the lessons she learned from her dad.
The summer term throws up all sorts of challenges: exams, hay fever and Sports Day. Fortysomething Fan Girl looks back at the most competitive of the novelty races…