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Penelope Young commented on Penelope Young's blog post Buttocks Like Bowling Balls
"Thank you Kathryn.  Pleased you liked it and of course, all true!"
Aug 22, 2012
Kathryn commented on Penelope Young's blog post Buttocks Like Bowling Balls
"As always, your blog is a pleasure to read Penelope!"
Aug 22, 2012
Penelope Young commented on Penelope Young's blog post Magnificent Diva, a cup of tea and happiness.
"Hi Frances - I completely agree with you re. your colour advice with the proviso - never wear grey.  I know it's elegant and all that but there's just too much of it around.  Glad to hear you wear lots of colours - we need to be…"
Aug 21, 2012
Penelope Young commented on Penelope Young's blog post Magnificent Diva, a cup of tea and happiness.
"Janette - Hope you had a great Brighton day with your grandson and the sun shone for you.  Good for you wearing cut off jeans - why not.  Be bold and beautiful."
Aug 21, 2012
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Aug 21, 2012
Penelope Young posted a blog post

Buttocks Like Bowling Balls

 Over the weekend, I read the Sunday Times magazine which was devoted to a photographic celebration of the 2012 Olympic Athletes.You can be flabby at any age but it did hit me – would I ever have a rippling six-pack ever again?  Not that I ever did – totally - but I was a slim, fit little thing in my twenties.  Three children, two…See More
Aug 21, 2012
Frances Andrews-Speed commented on Penelope Young's blog post Magnificent Diva, a cup of tea and happiness.
"As an artist, I wear a lot of colours and whats more wear whatever I Iike,whenever I like, always have done so and age makes no difference.   However If your feeling cold or depressed wear warm colours ( all shades of reds,pinks, orange,…"
Jul 11, 2012
Janette Marina Taylor commented on Penelope Young's blog post Magnificent Diva, a cup of tea and happiness.
"I will be in Brighton next week and on the Bea\ch for my new grandsons naming ceremony and i assure you I will not be invisible,I have long blonde hair and will be waring cut offs so if you want to come along we will be about level with the Blue…"
Jun 27, 2012
Penelope Young posted a blog post

Magnificent Diva, a cup of tea and happiness.

As we get older, we’re in danger of becoming invisible.  Our hair turns grey or white and our skin becomes thinner and paler.  We can all start looking alike if we’re not careful.  Well we’re not alike and we never have been, but our individuality can be rubbed out through age both literally and metaphorically.  That’s why it’s important to make an effort when we go out, to be colourful, to stand out, to be noticed.I’ve made a commitment this month to be more colourful, to be noticed and to…See More
Jun 10, 2012
Richard Alexandar commented on Penelope Young's blog post What Sustainability Example Do You Set for Younger People?
"How do we feed the world's growing population?  http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/24/daily-circuit-feeding-the-world-agriculture/ Age Magnificently by teaching your grandchildren about those inconvenient truths."
May 24, 2012
Jan Tchamani commented on Penelope Young's blog post What Sustainability Example Do You Set for Younger People?
"I'm the co-ordinator of an edible gardening project on the council estate for over-50s where I live. I'm getting recycling bins put onto the estate. We have a composter. My other half is starting a men's DIY group (the men need a…"
May 24, 2012
Richard Alexandar commented on Penelope Young's blog post What Sustainability Example Do You Set for Younger People?
"Hello Penelope, You sound like a busy lady. What do I do? I have been a population activist for many years, population growth being the biggest controllable threat to an overcrowded planet, which means an (eventually) uninhabitable planet for…"
May 24, 2012
Penelope Young posted a blog post

What Sustainability Example Do You Set for Younger People?

            A couple of months ago,  I was lucky enough to be invited on a whale watching expedition off the coast of San Francisco.  A bumpy two hour ride out, a lot of horizon searching and then the whalers’ cry ‘Tha She Blows’!  To see the fountain of expelled air is exciting enough, but then to see the animal itself, to watch its huge back break the waves and the fluke (tail) flick up as the whale dives deep again is truly heart-warming.            That day I watched two big grey whales and…See More
May 22, 2012
Kathryn left a comment for Penelope Young
"Morning Penelope New Zealand - wow! Furthest I've been so far is Thailand. Would love to hear how you found it in LA when you have time - your last blog was brilliant."
Mar 8, 2012
Penelope Young left a comment for Kathryn
"Hello Kathryn - I'm travelling in New Zealand.  On the way I did a stopover and walkabout Los Angeles which was challenging for a single woman of a certain age.  Happy to write a blog about it for you.  I may not be able to do it…"
Mar 7, 2012
Penelope Young commented on Penelope Young's blog post Grey is the New Blonde
"Thanks for your comments Maike.  And for signposting the two articles about older women in the media.  The tide is beginning to turn and I hope many more women will embrace their mature years.  This is the time when hopefully the kids…"
Sep 21, 2011

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Buttocks Like Bowling Balls

 

Over the weekend, I read the Sunday Times magazine which was devoted to a photographic celebration of the 2012 Olympic Athletes.

You can be flabby at any age but it did hit me – would I ever have a rippling six-pack ever again?  Not that I ever did – totally - but I was a slim,…

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Posted on August 21, 2012 at 15:44 — 2 Comments

Magnificent Diva, a cup of tea and happiness.

As we get older, we’re in danger of becoming invisible.  Our hair turns grey or white and our skin becomes thinner and paler.  We can all start looking alike if we’re not careful.  Well we’re not alike and we never have been, but our individuality can be rubbed out through age both literally and metaphorically.  That’s why it’s important to make an effort when we go out, to be colourful, to stand out, to be noticed.

I’ve made a commitment this month to be more colourful, to be…

Continue

Posted on June 10, 2012 at 20:00 — 4 Comments

What Sustainability Example Do You Set for Younger People?

            A couple of months ago,  I was lucky enough to be invited on a whale watching expedition off the coast of San Francisco.  A bumpy two hour ride out, a lot of horizon searching and then the whalers’ cry ‘Tha She Blows’!  To see the fountain of expelled air is exciting enough, but then to see the animal itself, to watch its huge back break the waves and the fluke (tail) flick up as the whale dives deep again is truly heart-warming.

            That day I watched two…

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Posted on May 22, 2012 at 21:13 — 3 Comments

Grey is the New Blonde

            At last!  There’s a backlash from older women against what we are all ‘supposed’ to look like.  Ben Barry from Cambridge University, surveyed 3000 women between the ages of 40 and 65.  90% of them were more likely to buy fashion products where the models were of similar age and, importantly, looked like them.

             Finally some fashion stores are acknowledging that all ages need to be represented.  Marks…

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Posted on September 20, 2011 at 12:20 — 2 Comments

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At 9:05 on March 8, 2012, Kathryn said…

Morning Penelope

New Zealand - wow! Furthest I've been so far is Thailand.

Would love to hear how you found it in LA when you have time - your last blog was brilliant.

At 12:51 on March 7, 2012, Kathryn said…

Hello Penelope

How are you doing - working on anything interesting at the moment? Any more age-related pearls of wisdom for us? :)

Kathryn

At 9:04 on September 19, 2011, Grey Pride said…

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