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Postcards From Midlife

Choosing to be childfree & midlife reinventions with designer Amanda Wakeley

Season 9, Ep. 3

Trish and Lorraine catch up with celebrity fashion designer Amanda Wakeley who reveals how she is bouncing back from the most stressful years of her life, which saw the closure of her business and the loss of her brother, and why she is now able to take stock of her achievements and look forward to her second act adventures. Plus: everything you need to know about testosterone; summer treats guide  & dialling up a Nostalgia Noodle



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