Since starting Sixty and Me, I have come to expect the unexpected and embrace the diversity and eclectic style of women over sixty.
Sometimes when I look at a woman my age I forget that behind that conservative dress and sensible shoes lurks the heart and soul of bohemian.
Getting a tattoo gives you freedom to express yourself as a unique free spirit.
Body art expresses the rebel in us and is part of how we show that we are interesting and passionate women!
But, for many women, getting a tattoo is a way to declare, if only to themselves, what they stand for and who they really are.
Even if you are not such an extrovert who likes to share your tattoos with the entire world, a small butterfly or flower tattoo is something that can be hidden under a sweater, but you know it’s there.
There is a big difference between being hot and being pretty.
Because often, what makes a person single is exactly what makes a person sexy.
Nice girls turn up on time, stay sober, act interested and consider the fact that chemistry isn’t always immediate but that love can grow with patience.
Sexy girls cancel on you because they didn’t get to bed until 5am the night before but promise to make it up to you. Or that people think there’s might be something ‘wrong’ with them because they haven’t found a husband yet.
With jobs, with relationships, with plans, goals and aspirations – life is too short to get married in the Cotswolds at 24. Because while you’ve been out looking they’ve been walking the Inca trail in South America, running the New York marathon and completing an open university degree in social science.
So while nice girls are on their best behaviour on date four at Somerset House (he called me his girlfriend! ), sexy girls are being promoted for the second time this year and planning a girls weekend in Ibiza to celebrate. Which might mean five inch heels and a chiffon shirt to work on a Monday morning.
Completely untameable, utterly unreliable, incapable of compromise and totally addicted to freedom and the unknown.