Living life in 1914 would curl my hair without a rag

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

"Imagine how truly exotic going to a picture house must have been" writes Annette Cunningham

No need for fashion police when you have daughters

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

"If it were not for their squeals of horror, I'd look like mutton dressed as lamb" writes Annette Cunningham

It's been ages but good giggle melts the years away

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

"It's been a long time since our only concern was who we might snog at the disco" writes Annette Cunningham

I've got to pack in packing my loft with old clothes

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

"It's not like you have to pick your way through pizza boxes to reach the sofa" writes Annette Cunningham

Finland: where a gift of a certain age can be herself

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

"I managed to go the last two days without once dipping into my make-up bag" writes Annette Cunningham

My journey from free spirit to well shod scaredy cat

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 27th June 2014

"Age makes you cautious even when you're a hippy at heart like me" writes Annette Cunningham

Luxurious sleep is the glorious vice of my sweet dreams

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 20th June 2014

"There's no point relying on me to navigate unless the route is on my inner eyelids" writes Annette Cunningham

I may be getting older but at least I'm quicker too

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 13th June 2014

"I can be dressed to kill (or at least anaesthetize) in 15 minutes" writes Annette Cunningham

I'm counting all my blessings not my bank account

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 6th June 2014

"I took it for granted that I would have almost paid my mortgage and have a car" writes Annette Cunningham

Just don't get me started on pants, cars and hair dye

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 30th May 2014

"The perfect cereal receptacle has never been high on my list of quandaries" writes Annette Cunningham

I shall regale my P3 status to anyone prepared to listen

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

"I might be somewhat economical with the truth but a fact is still a fact" writes Annette Cunningham

Stick to the latest diet? Well, there's fat chance of that

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 16th May 2014

"My motto? That you can 'either eat what you want or look how you want'" writes Annette Cunningham

I'm getting more affectionate as I get older, darlings

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 9th May 2014

"My sister pitched an eyebrow and said 'wow, you're turning into Nana'" writes Annette Cunningham

New epidemic of earphones makes for a lonely trip

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

"If we'd driven past Marilyn Monroe scaling the Taj Mahal, no one would have noticed" writes Annette Cunningham

TV's just what I need to cure my sad lack of zzzs

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

9:03am Friday 25th April 2014

"When we went on holiday, my dad would turn the electric off at the mains" writes Annette Cunningham

Remembering when lunches were all liquid

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

"I worked in one pub where I wasn't allowed to refuse an offer of a drink" writes Annette Cunningham

Advice for turning 30? Stay away from online lists

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

"Surely there's no point in looking hot if you don't make the most of it" writes Annette Cunningham

The hair-raising horror of the combover is back!

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

"If your locks are getting loose, forget all the magic potions - shave it all off" writes Annette Cunningham

I need a quick fix to the problem of dreaded loo queue

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 28th March 2014

"I've earned a few raucous cheers by biting the bullet and using the Gents" writes Annette Cunningham

Please don't forget to be polite... if that's OK with you

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 21st March 2014

"We need to cling on to our eccentric politeness; it would be a shame to lose it" writes Annette Cunningham

Size does matter when it comes to your best clothes

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 14th March 2014

"Don't utter anything negative. Just put her off wearing it again" writes Annette Cunningham

I’m embracing the selfie (as long as delete still works)

11:00am Friday 29th November 2013

Our queen of Midlife Vices gets in the picture with selfies

If only life could be just a little bit more like Strictly

11:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

Our queen of Midlife Vices Annette Cunningham longs for a little romance on the dance floor

Facing a bleak future without favourite lippy

5:00pm Friday 15th November 2013

Our queen of Midlife Vices mourns the loss of an old faithful

Life is a panto not a cabaret

5:00pm Friday 8th November 2013

Our queen of Midlife Vices muses on the stage of life

With middle age comes great skills and wisdom (not!)

4:00pm Friday 1st November 2013

I always thought I would be a really tidy person by now.






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