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Glenis Rix

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I'm Glenis, aka Mum and Granny, a sixty-something retiree living in England. My philosophy and approach to day-to-day life can be summed up as don't sweat the small stuff. My main claim to fame is that I braved a total knee replacement. I've also learned to fence with foils and danced in the chorus line of my local amateur operatic society. I retired some years ago from a career developing multi-million £ public sector regeneration programmes for deprived urban areas. I've had many previous lives - some absorbing, some less so. Amongst other things, I have been the manager of a little theatre, a barmaid, and an auditor. At the age of 42 I  embarked on a  University education - with two young sons, a mortgage, and a hamster to support. What was I thinking!?! I guess you could say that I was not averse to risk way back when.

I emerged from later-life education clutching a Degree in Business and Finance and a Postgrad Certificate in Management Studies - and a career that I loved in economic development took off.I retired from employment at the age of 58, after a two-and-a-half year stint as the Strategic Director of an urban regeneration programme in the East Midlands region; which gave me the time to indulge a long -held ambition to study the Arts. In 2015 , aged 67, I was awarded an Open University B.A. (Hons) in Literature.

My Interests include European travel, gardening, cinema, writing, Nordic walking, family history, books, bridge, and blogging. 

I write a blog Crazy Old Lady, which you can visit at -


I occasionally publish fictionalised life writing on Kindle and currently have an on-going project ghost-writing my Dad's autobiography.

Thanks for visiting. I hope to return the compliment soon :)




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