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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We are Family

Other than the family reunion which is the official photo from 1987 all other photos were taken by me on our 2005 visit to the farm, or in the case of the first photo of Oslo, our recent trip. I've been quiet for a while. This is because we have just got back from a...

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Blogtacular the Sequel!

The first thing I want to say about Blogtacular is that it was a brilliantly organised. When I was working, I attended numerous large conferences both as a delegate and speaker, plus I organised quite a few myself. So I speak from experience when I say this is one of...

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