Merry Christmas, Blissful Holidays, have an excellent one! — That’s Not My Age

Photograph: Claire Pepper


So right here it’s…The vacation season is upon us, time to change off and relax with household and associates. I’m wanting ahead to lolling round and doing little or no. I made a rapid sprint up north to see my mum in-between rail strikes and so, subsequent week we’re staying put. Studying, strolling, consuming, hanging out with associates – the standard stuff. My wish-list is full of easy pleasures. I’ve simply re-watched all the first collection of Blissful Valley in preparation for the third and closing season; I’m actually counting down the times until Sarah Lancashire is again on the beat…  When you’ve got time, try our greatest books of 2022, chosen by sensible authors and booksellers, and what to look at on TV HERE.

Having steadily slowed my work price down this week, I’ve realised simply how busy the previous couple of years have been. Fast freelance replace, and apologies, I’ve been which means to let you know this for some time: my weekly column for the Telegraph, which began as a maternity cowl, has now ended. It has been a implausible expertise and one I at all times dreamed of, and I’ll proceed to freelance for the newspaper. From January 2023, I’ve a brand new month-to-month ‘Vogue Confidence’ column in Woman & Home journal (print solely, this received’t be printed on-line) – and much more headspace. Phew.

One factor I need to do over the approaching months is a correct assessment of That’s Not My Age, and I might be asking to your assist! However, in the meanwhile, that may wait…

Thanks all a lot to your loyalty this 12 months. For following That’s Not My Age, subscribing to Patreon, shopping for the sweatshirt, listening to the podcast and most of all for taking the time to write down all these extremely considerate feedback. Your contribution could be very a lot appreciated, it actually does spur me on and hold TNMA in movement.


No matter you’re doing, wherever you’re going, wishing you an exquisite, stress-free vacation and a peaceable 2023.

Again in a bit,

Alyson x





Golden Years sweatshirt from the TNMA Edit. My stretchy gold trousers are an outdated Isabel Marant Etoile sale discount (comparable HERE and silver fancy pants HERE). The gold slingbacks had been a present from LK Bennett final 12 months ( for comparable try Jigsaw’s sparkly Odette shoe, lowered within the sale, and Russell & Bromley’s Slingpoint) and my dangly earrings are outdated J.Crew.


Extra on dazzling footwear and equipment HERE.