Welcome to Chequer Creative - Join me Living Life in Colour

So what do I mean by living life in colour?

For me it’s savouring every moment, noticing the beauty all around me, and above all living a creative life.

‘Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits’

Twyla Tharp

As we get older it is easy to think that opportunities for creativity are closing down whereas in fact they can be opening up.

My Story

it’s Autumn 2011. I’m 59 I will celebrate my 60th birthday in April. In some ways I am dreading it but in others it promises freedom. I would for instance be able to change or quit my job with the large public sector organisation I have worked for for over 30 years without my pension being affected.

Adventures in Living

Women in their sixties and older are doing remarkable things and this is a celebration of some remarkable women. Some of the women featured here have stared up a new project or learned a new skill, others are magnificent examples of how you can still life your life in colour even in your nineties – watch this space for new stories.


We all need inspiration in our creative life, so come on over and meet some of the people who have inspired me creatively.

About Me

Celebrating positive ageing. Having fun engaging with my creativity, seeking new adventures and following my dreams.


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Finding Tennyson

Crossing the Bar Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home....

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This was August!

Since retiring I have found August rather a strange month - everything stops! My usual routine and commitments are out the window and I'm not sure which day of the week it is! So it's time for a holiday - except it isn't. There is absolutely no point in going on...

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