Merry Christmas, Completely satisfied Holidays, have a very good one! — That’s Not My Age

Photograph: Claire Pepper


So right here it’s…The vacation season is upon us, time to modify off and relax with household and mates. I’m trying 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 mates – the same old stuff. My wish-list is crammed with easy pleasures. I’ve simply re-watched the whole first collection of Completely satisfied Valley in preparation for the third and closing season; I’m actually counting down the times until Sarah Lancashire is again on the beat…  You probably have time, try our greatest books of 2022, chosen by sensible authors and booksellers, and what to look at on TV HERE.

Having regularly slowed my work fee 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 inform you this for some time: my weekly column for the Telegraph, which began as a maternity cowl, has now ended. It has been a improbable expertise and one I all the time 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 gained’t be printed on-line) – and much more headspace. Phew.

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

Thanks all a lot on your loyalty this yr. 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 jot down all these extremely considerate feedback. Your contribution could be very a lot appreciated, it actually does spur me on and maintain TNMA in movement.


No matter you’re doing, wherever you’re going, wishing you a beautiful, enjoyable 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 My stretchy gold trousers are an outdated Isabel Marant Etoile sale cut price (comparable HERE and silver fancy pants HERE). The gold slingbacks have been a present from LK Bennett final yr ( for comparable try Jigsaw’s sparkly Odette shoe, decreased within the sale, and Russell & Bromley’s Slingpoint) and my dangly earrings are outdated J.Crew.


Extra on dazzling footwear and equipment HERE.