It’s a woman’s world!   by happypat

It’s a woman’s world!

In my lifetime the role of a women has gone through such a tremendous change my own mother would never believe it.
The freedom & choices women have these days is amazing, we can travel all over the world on our own, shop in fabulous shops & spend fortunes on clothes & rise to the top in our working careers & professions.
Not all good of course, much more pressure on a woman these days & I look back at my simpler slower life in my twenties with a bit of nostalgia,
Spending a few days in Edinburgh really opened my eyes of the speed of life today.
Young women in Harvey Nichols thinking nothing of trying on designer clothes at hundreds of pounds & I loved these ladies having their nails done complete with glass of Prosecco!

Three good things:
1. No B&B in tonight so a bit of a breather until weekend.
2. I’m reading a really lovely book by Kit De Waal called The Trick to Time, it’s charming.
3. A throw in anything evening meal tonight, I saw it on the Hairy Bikers show the other night, rather tasty!
Great candid capture
November 22nd, 2018  
Isn’t that the truth?! We’ve come a long way!
November 22nd, 2018  
I’m glad things are better but worried that my country seems willing to regress so much on human rights. Ugh. I’m sorry for the negativity
November 22nd, 2018  
Agree
November 22nd, 2018  
Yes , so many changes in even our lifetime -- and most for the better ! A nice cheerful image Pat - the pop of the lady in red makes it Christmassy ( tired , hope this makes sense !!)
November 22nd, 2018  
I agree!
November 22nd, 2018  
I too agree with Beryl. I definitely wouldn’t want to go back in time.
November 22nd, 2018  
Great candid. Looks like a popular store!
November 22nd, 2018  
@carolmw @louannwarren @pandorasecho @Dawn @huvesaker @susiemc @beryl
Yes I think mostly for the better but women work far harder these days I think, my mum never went out to work but just kept the house going with basic equipment, never knew any different but it was lovely for us kids to come home with a mum to welcome us, no such luck much for the kids of today. I love the freedom & the confidence I have to travel to the other side of the world on my own.
November 22nd, 2018  
I love this photo. I have only had my nails done once though sometimes paint my own!! As a primary school teacher and a garden lover it's really not ideal to have glamourous nails.
I like the gentler pace of life too Pat. So much to cram in now and you really can't do it all. We need time to stand and stare and .just appreciate what we have around us.
November 22nd, 2018  
bep
A beautiful candid! I agree with @sarah19.
November 22nd, 2018  
Wonderful
November 22nd, 2018  
Women of all ages get more chance to pamper themselves these days I am sure. Not so sure I think that a woman's life is harder these days though, my Mum left nursing when my sister and I were small because my Dad died and she bought a grocers shop which was open from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm Monday to Friday and 8.30 am to 6 pm on Saturday. She also opened the shop from 10 am till 1 pm on Sundays too, so her life was pretty hard.
November 23rd, 2018  
Great candid shot
November 23rd, 2018  
We have a charmed life nowadays - but I must admit I'm glad I'm not young now, definitely too much pressure! Great candid
November 23rd, 2018  
Ho ho ... I'm heading to Edinburgh later today! Rugby match tomorrow (Scotland Argentina) and dinner with friends tonight (in an Argentinean restaurant ... were else?). Lunch with dad in Braemar on the way down. Lovely photo of these women doing all manner of things, but I have to say the last thing I'd want to do is have my nails done whilst out shopping. Don't do nails, although I do treat myself to a pedicure from time to time in summer.
November 23rd, 2018  
@jamibann I dint do nails much either, hate nail polish but I do have my cuticles paired back when I have my eyebrows done. I have very strong eyebrows that grow long! Sounds a lovely visit to Edinburgh planned, good luck Scotland! We love rugby & go often in NZ. Have fun!
November 23rd, 2018  
@onewing I definitely think women had a harder life back then if you hadn’t a man to provide for you Babs, great credit to your mum for providing for you all, what a responsibility & she was a very enterprising woman, she would have gone far in today’s world! I would hate to have to rely on a mans wages myself but was mostly normal in my childhood but there again we didn’t expect much out of life, no new clothes, mum made ours & certanly no going out places to eat.....
November 23rd, 2018  
Super 'real-life' snapshot! Yes women have more choice nowadays and while that may bring more pressure I don't think it's altogether a bad thing.
November 24th, 2018  
Hey this is good for the clear focus on all the people! Its something I never see here but know it is a successful business nowadays!
November 26th, 2018  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.