I am 58 (gah!) and my menopause is in its second decade! Hurrah! Like Meg, I had never been debilitated by periods, not particularly heavy flows and free from the pain that some of my school friends, colleagues, girlfriends and even daughter have had to endure.
I live in Hertfordshire where I work, write and look after my husband and two teenage children. My career background is special event management and PR support, but I have been working as a part-time administrator in a primary school for the past few years which accommodates family life better and gives me a few extra precious hours to write creatively.