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Many women experience the development of a midlife spread which can quite suddenly make it challenging to find flattering clothes which are also stylish. But truly there is no need to panic; there a number of steps you can take which will have you looking fabulous again. And no I …

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If you have a love of all things French then you will definitely want to put Lyon on your list of places to visit. The City offers a pastiche of experiences including history – both political and textile – fabulous food, architectural delights, and a vibrant bar scene. Updated June 2020 …

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But you won’t just find wines here; they also offer locally grown produce, either individually or in gift boxes and hampers which might include extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fig paste, honey, verjuice or smoked salt flakes. A great place to find some goodies to accompany your …

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There is a lot of evidence around that as we age we are more likely to need joint care therapies. Recently we have trialled some biomagnetic therapy products which have given both Rowan and me relief. We each have our challenges with joint pain. Due to osteoarthritis Rowan had both …

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If magnificent scenery and delicious food appeal to you then you really must plan to travel the Wild Atlantic Way which runs along the West Coast of Ireland. We share our tips for getting the most out of this incredible journey. [This post contains affiliate links. If you click on …

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It’s the end of March as I write this post; yes that means the year is a quarter over already. I don’t know about you but I don’t feel as though I have a grip on 2020, it feels instead that it has a grip on me …

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How do you choose your retirement location? We talk to 5 women who have chosen to move to a new location or stayed put. What were their criteria? We have written previously about getting our location wrong and then happily settling in Noosaville. We felt it was time to broaden …

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We have had a mix of experiences as Airbnb guests and share with you our tips for getting the most out of your Airbnb stay. We tell you what has worked well for us and what not so well and we definitely encourage you to give it a go. There …

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Whatever your interests you will easily spend four amazing days in Dublin. The City offers a pastiche of experiences including literary history, distilleries, music, political history, pubs and parks. [This post contains affiliate links. If you click on them to purchase we will earn a small commission, but you won …

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Ageism is all around us, but what is ageism, and are we midlifers and beyond also guilty of being ageist? Ageist attitudes can run up and down the age scales and are often much more internalised than we might think. [This post contains affiliate links. If you click on them …

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