5 Brilliant Blogs

I read a lot of blogs on a variety of topics. One of the reasons for starting this blog was because I was inspired by other blogs.


This post would be too long if I selected all the blogs I enjoy reading! Therefore, this is just a selection of some my favourites, in no particular order! There will be future posts about other blogs I love, so I hope I haven’t offended anyone by not mentioning them here.

Some of the bloggers  write about life in France, some on fashion, some on food and some on travel. Other blogs I enjoy may not have one specific focus but cover a wide range of topics. The ones, in this post, are all written by women but I also read blogs written by men! Many are written by bloggers who are in a similar age group to me and who tend to have a very positive attitude to the aging process but I like to read blogs written by younger authors, too.

Not all the bloggers I follow are in the UK or France. It’s great to connect with bloggers all over the world. One of the best parts of blogging – for me anyway – is linking with other bloggers.

Barefoot Blogger : inspiring travel over 60.

This is one of the first blogs that inspired me to start blogging. It is written by Deborah who retired from a career in corporate marketing and divorced after 40 years of  marriage. Three years ago, on a whim and following a dream, she moved from South Carolina to Uzès in SW France.

I’ve followed her adventures and attempts to master the French language with fascination. Her blog is truly inspirational!


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The Frugal Fashion Shopper: charity shop fashion for the stylish woman

 This  blog is written by 72 year old Penny who lives in Brighton. I mention her age because Penny regularly blogs about issues around women and ageing. Penny mainly buys her clothes from charity shops and then styles them in a stunning way. She is a hat lover and is a great believer in colour. I always enjoy reading Penny’s posts which I find interesting, stimulating and generally fabulous! Have a look here:



Atypical60: A Typical Blog. A Typical Woman. A Typical Take on Life. With an Atypical Twist!

Catherine is a feisty American Blogger with a sharp sense of humour who writes with a blunt honesty. She blogs about all aspects of her daily life as a sixty plus blogger. Her husband happens to be French and Catherine has developed a love of all things French, fostered by regular visits to France. Catherine is a passionate advocate of wigs. She has thinning hair and changes her style of wigs frequently with impressive results. Her blog makes me smile!



Taste of France:  The beautiful life in the other South of France

This blogger lives near Carcassonne and has a love affair with France and everything French. I love reading this blog because the author is relatively local and writes about an area I know and like. The blog is written with a great deal of detail and each post has a special quality. If you want to know more about the ‘other South of France’ or even discover some luxurious AirBnB apartments, in Carcassonne, do have a look here:


The photo below is one I took in Carcassonne


This is Sixty: All sorts of everything

Eloise writes about what it is like being sixty and so much more besides. You only have to look at her home page to get an idea of the range of different topics that are covered within this blog. These include family, work, leisure, food, poetry and that’s just for starters!


I don’t have a photo or gravatar for this blog so here are some spring flowers!


I hope you have enjoyed reading about these blogs. There will definitely be a future post about some of the other blogs I read and appreciate. Perhaps you have some recommendations for me?!

15 thoughts on “5 Brilliant Blogs

  1. Thank you for the shout-out! Another excellent blogger from our region is coteetcampagne.wordpress.com, who writes about antiquing and renovating a house in Campagne-sur-Aude. I have learned so much from her.
    For over-50 fashion and more antiques, The Vintage Contessa (thevintagecontessa.net) delivers that plus charm. She and another blogger, Cindy Hattersley of Rough Luxe Style, have a monthly feature called Ageless Style, in which they each interview a stylish woman over 50.

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  2. Aw bless you June. I’m so touched to have been included in your list. I always think that my posts must read like a lot of waffle about nothing in particular! I do enjoy writing them though. I read penny’s blog too – she’s an inspiration when it comes to being who you want to be rather than conforming to the expected (by some) norm of the ‘mature woman’.

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    • It’s a pleasure! Yes, Penny’s blog is definitely inspirational. Like you, I write my blog because I really enjoy the writing process. I’m not after loads of followers or driven by receiving free stuff (not that I’ve ever been offered any – haha). It’s not a job but something makes me happy!

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      • No one has offered me anything free but it’s not surprising as you need to have a high number of followers. I’m happy with my group of regular commenters and enjoy communicating with them. I love to see that little red dot in the corner to say that there is a comment waiting to be rest BUT I couldn’t cope with too many -I just don’t have enough time. I’ve ‘met’ some great people through blogging and like the community feel to it.

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  4. June, I’m so flattered with your comments about the Barefoot Blogger. As you well know, finding out that others benefit from what you’ve written is pretty special. Learning that it inspired you to blog is even better. Thank you!

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