Let’s hear it from the Heart of America

No, this isn’t an extra bonus #SongLyricSunday track, although people of a certain age might recognise this as a line from ‘For America’ by Red Box. This post is actually an announcement and a request for ideas – particularly from my American blogger friends. Continue reading


Getting Old and Wearing Purple


Jenny Joseph

Twenty-nine is young to be looking forward to old age. I was saddened last week to read that Jenny Joseph, writer of the perennially popular Warning – better known by its first line:  ‘When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple’, had died aged 85. But what really surprised me was that she was only in her twenties when she wrote this poem, which strikes a chord with many of us about the boredom of being a ‘respectable’ adult. Continue reading