I may be over 50 but I can still dance all night! #groovy #youngatheart #over50

Over 50 but still love to party, especially disco or Swing Dance #over50blogger #australia @boneAndsilver

“Bone-true tales by a silverfox hot[flush] Mama”: online dating & love, teenage son, health & travel, creative writing.

Why ‘bone&silver’ you ask? Because I’m interested in the truths we feel deep down in our bones… Β the times when you know you know you know.

Everything I write is 100% bone-marrow true.

And my hair is silver, because I refuse to disguise myself: Ageism sucks!

I’m about to turn FIFTY FIVE (how the hell did that happen??).

Sometimes I’m 18 on the inside, which for me meant anxious and curious.

Sometimes I’m 30: bold, still curious, adventurous.

Occasionally I’m 40, my favourite time until Now, completely unstoppable in my self-determination, curiosity and creativity.

My niece captured me perfectly #portrait #black&white #snapshot

bone&silver’s G, happy in France in 2017 #over 50 #blogger #writer #authentic @boneAndsilver

So I’m here to write about what stirs me, in my depths; perhaps a mirror to yours? I plan to blog once a week or month, sometimes funny, sometimes serious.

My son ‘Almost21’ loves to surf and cook, and I’m very content generally, being healthy, doing creative theatrical work I love, while living in a cute house near Byron Bay, Australia.

Many thanks for reading, and Welcome, G x


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  2. thehappybodyco says

    Thanks for liking my recent L’oreal post – always delightful to see a like, and I’m very new to this blogging thing. I just peeked at your blog here. I will be 50 when my son turns 15, just a few years away. I lost my dad a couple of years ago, I was 41. So similar to you. How lovely you had your dad’s journals (I think?). I started reading your other blog too but had to stop as I was reminded of my lovely dad, whom I miss so much still. Will look back later when feeling more resilient and follow along here….


    • Oh yes, that is very similar! Thanks for following me- this blog is indeed much lighter than my Dad one- I still haven’t brought myself to read all his journals- still can’t decide if it’s Right… Be gentle with yourself- you are never the same after losing your Dad… take care, G

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  3. Deborah Chambers, The Change says

    Love the cat image, I see you’re from Australia, it’s a place we would like to visit one day


    • Thanks, he’s an awesome cat- photo taken by professional photographer who happened to be visiting πŸ™‚
      Australia is fab- albeit a bit too hot sometimes, esp in the night if you’re doing menopause! Thanks for reading & commenting πŸ™‚

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  4. Lesley Howard says

    Snerkle-snort-laughing at the “I know what I mean, honey” graphic above and love your posts. Am sitting here in southwest Virginia with a big goofy grin on my face. Carry on! And that avoidant/stressy/happy attachment style stuff: exACTly what I’m working on, too. Huh.

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    • Haha- isn’t it a fabulous pic? It’s actually a birthday card given to me by a cheeky beloved friend who knows me well 😘 I’m glad to make you smile 😊


  5. Gabrielle, I love, love love your blog! Thanks for finding and following me. I’m going to follow yours too. Wow. Great to meet you. πŸ™‚ Blessings, Debbie
    ps – I spent about 3 months in Australia last year. Loved it.

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      • Oh no kidding! I heard Byron Bay is amazing, Gabrielle. I was all over — Sydney, Melbourne, Tazzie, drove across the Outback, Perth, and Adelaide!! I was engaged to be married, and it didn’t work out. I’m now based in LA – at least for now! Looking at what’s next for me. Blessings to you, Gabrielle – be in touch anytime. πŸ™‚ ~Debbie

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    • Yes yes yes! Some of the most vibrant & attractive women I know are over 55… such a fascinating age (apart from the slight achy joints 😏)


  6. I’ve recklessly nominated you for an award. Paying forward my own nomination to those that have made me giggle/think/filled my heart. You can ignore it, accept it quietly and graciously, or throw a party and show off πŸ™‚ Either way, tis done and forgive that I’m commenting with these exact same words on my other nominations as I can’t find a better way of putting it! https://thelockwoodecho.com/2017/09/04/blogger-recognition-award/

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    • Thanks Lockwood, I’m honoured. I’ve previously been nominated for a couple of different ones, but I’m not sure I want to join the award party… I totally appreciate the thought and link though, and I’m glad you read along and enjoy me. Every reader counts : ) Thanks again, gabrielle


  7. I am curious about the lives of others and look forward to reading your thoughts from Australia. We only get one ride through life and it looks like you are making the most of it.

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    • Haha, yes indeed, I reckon I am! It hasn’t been without terrible difficulties and losses along the way of course, but this part over 50 feels like a good bit 😘❀

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  8. Joanna Goodwin says

    The 18 I remember was eating macaroni cheese and sleeping all morning! 19 was the year of adventure!

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  9. Hi! I’m currently about to publish my first full-length novel (a happy, fluffy, non-erotic lesbian romance) would you be interested in reading and reviewing it? There is currently no deadline for the review, so you could take all the time you want about reading it!

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      • Awesome! Well, the point of a review is for it to be totally honest! Especially if you don’t like it. People need to see the pros and cons of a story. Reviews would be public, preferably in the shape of a blog post on your blog (if that’s okay with you). If you’d like to give me your email (or contact me on my contact form) I can send you the book straight aways!

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