Joy

Experience an infusion of delight with our Joy topic for women in midlife, from books and travel to interiors, shopping and more.

July 2021: What to read now

Discover the newest, great reads with this exclusive list from Sam Baker, host of the Noon Book Club.

'I was in the Royal Box at Wimbledon and this is what it is like'

When her father, the 'skipping Sikh', was invited to Wimbledon, his daughter Minreet went too. She describes what it was like in the Royal Box at Wimbledon.

At 47 I was diagnosed with cancer - my local ladies running club saved my life

After a cancer diagnosis, Josie Lloyd discovered a group of running friends who helped her regain gallows humour and hope.

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What I learned about hair, makeup and myself by going grey

For years Kate Spicer coloured her hair. When she stopped, she suddenly learned there were some secrets to going grey.

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The new literary prize for midlife writers

The literary agency Watson, Little's new prize celebrates midlife writers and women's stories

Would you rather be thin, or happy?

After dieting and purging for years, Daisy Buchanan asks what really matters

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Stacey Duguid's feel-good fashion

Some clothes aren't good for us. Some are! Here are Stacey's picks for the summer fashion that makes us feel good

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Why I love beekeeping

Alison Graham tells us why beekeeping has become so common, why she got into and what makes it the perfect midlife hobby.

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I love cats: My intense relationships with them

Chrissy Iley has had several cats throughout her life. They have been more important to her than her ex....

June 2021: What to read now

Discover the best books to read, with advice from Sam Baker, host of the Noon Book Club.

Book Club June 2021: Curtis Sittenfeld

Sign up for our first Noon Book Club with bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld. It's FREE this month + you get a copy of the book

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What I've learnt about walking in nature

Women have been walking in the wilds for hundreds of years. Here, a few lessons on walking that they can teach us.

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