What's wrong with wanting to be adored and spoiled?If I see a hat I like, I say 'Oh, we can't afford that' and Kevin says: 'You have it, I'll treat you.' I don't even put petrol in our Ford Anglia car, which is 43 years old, because I think that is so unladylike. I make sure our home is immaculate, there is dinner on the table, and I look pretty to welcome my husband home.The credit crunch, a knife crime epidemic - no wonder so many of us are sick of the 21st century.Most of us just grumble, but some women have taken radical action to escape what they see as the soulless grind of modern life.Authentic: Joanne only ever wears 1950s clothing and her furniture is also from the era I went to a grammar school and could have gone to university, but chose to work in a bank. Kevin and I met in 1993 at a Fifties Convention, and we had an old-fashioned courtship before he proposed.I was ecstatic, because I had found someone with the same passion for the period.
I never leave the house without lipstick on, and I also like to help neighbours - collecting their pensions and doing shopping for them, just as women in the 1950s would do.
I put on some lovely Frank Sinatra music and am completely lost in my own little fantasy world.
In our marriage, I am very much a lady and Kevin is the breadwinner and my protector.
It may sound silly, but living like this really does make me happier - as though I'm existing in one of those old-fashioned TV shows where everything is always wonderful.
My despair at the modern world is one of the reasons why we haven't had children.
Joanne Massey: 'Living like this makes me happier'We've been married for 13 years and we're extremely happy because we both know our roles.