Monthly Archives: February 2017

10,000 steps a day challenge

Keeping active with your mind and body is vital for all ages and more so the older you get.

There is a lot of talk regarding taking 10,000 steps a day for extra fitness – this may sound a lot but can be achieved very easily.

I often manage between 10,000 and 12,000 steps a day.

10,000 steps can amount to around 5 miles a day.

If you are in any doubt about any form of exercise and how it could affect your health do check with your Doctor first.

Too old to take driving lessons?

I have reached the age of 53 and still a non-driver.

It does not worry me – passing my driving test is not on my bucket list. Thankfully I have excellent transport links where I live.

Of course for some over 50s this is not the case – you may live in a rural area with poor transport (if any) and feel isolated from family and friends.

So is it too late to start driving lessons? –  Having done some research I am pleased to say that this is not the case.
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Good things about the Menopause

You save at least £10 a month on  sanitary products (that is equivalent to a free weekend break)

No more cramps or feeling rubbish


You start to love your body

No worry of pregnancy – so you can enjoy better sex with your partner

No more binging on chocolate each month  – unless you want to!

Breasts are not tender every 3-4 weeks

No more of having to carry extra  sanitary products with you ‘just in case’


About me

Welcome to my new blog.

My name is Gerri although I was born Gerardine – and I am yet to find anyone with that name!

Why the title ‘Over The Hill And Under The Radar’

Well often women of a certain age are often invisible and I am here to prove that is not the case.

My posts will cover all women related topics including dating in your fifties onwards, The menopause, employment (or not), fashion, health and beauty to name but a few….

I aim to be up beat and topical and hope you enjoy

One thing that led me here was that 3 years ago I was walking the streets looking for work with a sandwich board!

I had tried all usual avenues to seek employment and felt I needed to make a statement.  If you view my twitter blog @gerriisnowhired you can read the full bio on my profile.  I certainly struck a chord with ladies of a certain age but I was determined to get a result.  Thankfully I did secure a job as a PA to a firm in the City of London and still there now.

I will now be posting entries around twice a week starting this week and hope you enjoy them. If there is anything you would like me to blog about do let me know.


The views expressed in my blog are my own opinions.  If you need financial or medical advice please consult the relevent authorities.

Some posts may or may not use Affiliate links. This means that if you click on a link it may take you to a website where you may register or purchase an item then I , I get a commission from that sale and there would be no extra cost to you.

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