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A Diary From the Frontline of Ordinary Life

On my fiftieth birthday in July 2019 I began writing a diary to explore how it felt to be a middle-aged, menopausal woman in today’s modern society. The passing of my youth and the obvious acceleration of ageing had brought about a mini metaphysical crisis that I needed to navigate carefully – and eventually accept.

At the same time I’m a single mother to ten-year-old twins trying to find a long term partner. Online dating is a psychological minefield but unless I don the PPE and chance my luck amongst the unexploded weapons I’m not even in the game. Then in the new year of 2020 there is talk of a novel coronavirus in the world and everything changes.

An accidental work of witness to the start of the coronavirus pandemic and a vivid chronicle of an English woman’s middle-age.

“Funny, poignant, engrossing”