Mutton dressed as mutton? Mutton dressed as lamb? Can’t change the mutton bit, so we may as well dress how the hell we like

The world is full of boring things to wear. So wear things that make you feel like doing a little dance in front of the mirror when you put them on

There are way more important things in life than clothes, but never underestimate their ability to make you feel fan-bloody-tastic

Music & dancing are powerful mood altering drugs – use freely

Getting older isn’t for babies. We should celebrate the women who have done it before us for their resilience, chutzpah and utter fabulousness that sometimes hardly anyone bothered to notice

Being invisible doesn’t help anyone – for all our lovely daughters, nieces, friends, granddaughters let’s be noisy about getting older, so they don’t grow up thinking it’s all over once you hit 45

Believe virtually nothing you read in women’s magazines, or indeed on social media – take it from an old ad woman, they’re all there to sell you stuff

Almost anything is worth it for a good story – it’s the things you didn’t do that haunt you

Lavish love on your home – after all we all need a cave

Getting older is unavoidable. Being miserable about it isn’t

Never skimp on a haircut