Merry Christmas, Joyful Holidays, have 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 standard stuff. My wish-list is stuffed with easy pleasures. I’ve simply re-watched your entire first sequence of Joyful Valley in preparation for the third and ultimate season; I’m actually counting down the times until Sarah Lancashire is again on the beat…  When you have time, try our greatest books of 2022, chosen by good authors and booksellers, and what to observe on TV HERE.

Having progressively slowed my work price down this week, I’ve realised simply how busy the previous few years have been. Fast freelance replace, and apologies, I’ve been that 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 unbelievable 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 revealed 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 shall be asking in your assist! However, in the intervening time, that may wait…

Thanks all a lot in 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 My stretchy gold trousers are an outdated Isabel Marant Etoile sale cut price (related HERE and silver fancy pants HERE). The gold slingbacks have been a present from LK Bennett final yr ( for related try Jigsaw’s sparkly Odette shoe, diminished within the sale, and Russell & Bromley’s Slingpoint) and my dangly earrings are outdated J.Crew.


Extra on dazzling sneakers and equipment HERE.