Joy

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

I've Taken Up Stripping...at 59

Josephine Pembroke started her cabaret show at 59, rediscovering her sexuality, the wild days of 80s Soho and her time in a Pussy Power band in the 90s. And this year, she’s bringing it to the Edinburgh Fringe…

Noon Tours: Camino de Santiago

Join us for an unforgettable walking tour along a historic route...

'My Boobs Got in the Way of My Golf Swing'

Genelle Aldred writes about the joys of getting into a new hobby, even allowing it to become a bit of an obsession and the hurdles that could have stopped her in her tracks.

Noon Tours: Morocco

Join us on this incredible female-only adventure – an unforgettable expedition to the remote and less-travelled reaches of Morocco...

'I Had My First Child and Published My First Poetry Book in My Forties'

Anita Pati published her first book of poetry, Hiding to Nothing, which explores topics that encapsulate her life as a woman of colour. She writes for Noon about coming to this and other milestones in midlife - and feeling like a late bloomer.

'I left my husband for a woman'

VG Lee married her first boyfriend at 18, and though she could sense something was wrong, it wouldn't be until nearly 20 years after that that she could explore her true identity.

Why midlife is the best time to start hitting the festival scene

If there are seven ages of man, there must be five ages of festival-going women. Jane Dyball, co-founder of Primadonna festival and stalwart of many other festival weekends, is here to talk you through them…

My mum, the hopeless alcoholic

It's hard enough when your mother dies -- but what if you have always had to look after her? That is a whole other story.

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Hooray for unlikeable heroines

We should embrace female characters who are deeply flawed and not nice

Minnie Driver talks midlife power, Hollywood & Managing Expectations

The Brit and Hollywood A-lister has published a memoir as a collection of essays. Here she talks midlife with Eleanor.

Older women and sports cars: True love?

In California, Chrissy Iley met the bevy of older women falling in love with sports cars.

Why we love dogs: Noon talks to Dog Days author Erick Waller

How are dogs important to us and how do they relate to midlife transformations