I’m a mother and former director of nursing who surprised friends and family with my very risqué plan to become a nude model. You may be curious why I'm willing to strip off for the camera at my age. A … Continue reading →
The morning when I am due to pose wearing nothing but a smile has arrived. I awake with my husband, John, in a posh country hotel near Leeds. The opulent surroundings boosted my confidence for the stern test laying ahead. … Continue reading →
While posing in an exposed position for Amanda's camera, I become aware of a disconcerting presence on the set. It appears there's no more privacy here than if we'd done the shoot in the Victoria Quarter arcades. Two men have … Continue reading →
Now my shoot is completed, almost everyone I know sees for themselves that all is revealed in my photographs. Fortunately, I'm so pleased with how I appear in them I really don't mind who sees me resplendent in my forty-eight-year-old … Continue reading →
Almost a year after my photo shoot, Amanda brings her plans to an glittering climax and turns me into a calendar girl. In the meantime, unauthorised copying of her photographs from the On the Bright Side Website dismays her. Despite … Continue reading →
Looking on the bright side: the origins of my story
Early drafts of my Looking on the bright side story appeared in the appropriately named but now discontinued "Older mums are fun" blog. My friend, Diney, had kindly published a couple of features on my photoshoot under the titles "Breast cancer – there I've said it" and "Getting my kit off for charity." These articles have been expanded and updated to form this part of my diary. As I said in the second feature, I have most definitely proved Diney's assertion that "older mums are fun", although, as a former breast cancer patient, I'm not allowed the HRT!