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

Picture: Claire Pepper


So right here it’s…The vacation season is upon us, time to modify off and sit back 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 same old stuff. My wish-list is crammed with easy pleasures. I’ve simply re-watched your entire first collection of Glad Valley in preparation for the third and last season; I’m actually counting down the times until Sarah Lancashire is again on the beat…  If in case you have time, take a look at our greatest books of 2022, chosen by good authors and booksellers, and what to observe on TV HERE.

Having regularly slowed my work fee down this week, I’ve realised simply how busy the previous few 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 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 ‘Trend Confidence’ column in Woman & Home journal (print solely, this received’t be printed on-line) – and much more headspace. Phew.

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

Thanks all a lot to 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 put in writing all these extremely considerate feedback. Your contribution could be very a lot appreciated, it actually does spur me on and preserve TNMA in movement.


No matter you’re doing, wherever you’re going, wishing you a beautiful, 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 previous Isabel Marant Etoile sale cut price (comparable HERE and silver fancy pants HERE). The gold slingbacks had been a present from LK Bennett final yr ( for comparable take a look at Jigsaw’s sparkly Odette shoe, lowered within the sale, and Russell & Bromley’s Slingpoint) and my dangly earrings are previous J.Crew.


Extra on dazzling sneakers and equipment HERE.