Day 1: Challenge accepted

I’ve been thinking about trying something new recently, something to keep me feeling fresh and invigorated. Something to keep challenging...

Wake Up Call

Do you ever catch yourself 'waking up' from a particular state of mind and realise you're not doing as well as you thought you were?...

Becoming Smokey Mirrors

I can hardly believe it but it's been 9 months since I first started blogging as Smokey Mirrors, enough time for me to have grown a whole...

New Year, Same Me

Yeah yeah I know! February isn't actually New Year territory any more but, as this is my first post of 2018, I'm going to pretend that...

Messy Christmas and a Crappy New Year

It's December; a time for reflection of the year passed and the new one soon upon us. When I was young and tender, Christmas was a time...

Ain't no shame in it

Kicking off this blog, or rather the going public with it bit, gave me the major heebie-jeebies. It's been a few weeks now and, to be...

Never forget you

The 22nd November will be my baby sister's 40th birthday. At this point, we should be talking about the fabulous party that she'd be busy...

It's bopo, mofo

All through my children’s lives, I’ve tried to be very open and unembarrassed about my body with them. I’ve made it a goal in my...

Life begins at 40?

I have no idea where the saying comes from. I guess it was one person’s attempt to make themselves feel better about ageing and people...

Playground paranoia

I don't know about you but one of the hardest things about my children going to school are the drop offs and pick ups, but not for the...

Being Goodenough

As Shakespeare once asked "what's in a name?". My name's Goodenough, Jane Goodenough. It's a great name, isn't it? Amusing to most...

Coming out of the shadows

This is one of the posts that I started the blog for and yet it's one that I've been putting off writing. I suppose it's because being...

Frankly my dear

Maybe it's because I'm now in my forties but there are definitely some things these days that either I don't or I'm trying not to give a...

Lessons in being good to myself

I guess it was around 4 years ago that I was first introduced to the idea of being good to myself. It's a simple premise - don't be hard...

Hashtag no filter

So, this is it then...the kick off post where you find out what I've got to say and how I'm going to say it. Unfortunately, I think I'm...

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Smokey Mirrors is me, Jane, sharing bits and pieces of my life for you to marvel over...how lucky you are you ain't me! I'm not interested in filters or fibs, this is life as a 40 plus woman and mum, warts and all.

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Hashtag No Filter

So, this is it then...the kick off post where you find out what I've got to say and how I'm going to say it.

Unfortunately, I think I'm going to say it just like it is in my head. Which means there's going to be a lot of words, a lot of confusion, indecision, heartache and general angst...

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