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Visiting the Alhambra Palace was a long held dream of mine but when we got to Granada in 2017 we found the Alhambra to be just one of Granada’s treasures. Getting to Granada We arrived in Granada by first class train from Madrid, and were delighted by the …

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Creating a retirement budget is key to the enjoyment of your retirement. It’s a roadmap to your retirement goals and to ticking off some bucket list items. Why creating a budget is important Budgeting sounds so boring doesn’t it? Keeping receipts, entering them into a spreadsheet …..yawn …

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The Lyonnaise told us Lyon has everything Paris has but the people are nicer. They just might be right, and you should definitely visit Lyon. We spent four nights in this beautiful City and loved every minute of it; the history, the architecture, the rivers, the people and oh yes …

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As we age the risk of falls increases and each fall decreases our confidence and may also seriously impact our mobility. Read our tips for preventing falls. Keeping active and strong is key for fall prevention Just like with every other aspect of ageing, keeping active and strong is essential …

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Retirement life can seem rudderless after the routines of work. Getting up and getting dressed is one of the ways I have found to get motivated in retirement. When I find myself feeling blah I know it is because I have let go of the routines that serve me well …

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Yes travel is one of the great joys of life, but sometimes things go wrong. Those travel woes usually make the best dinner party stories, but at the time one can only laugh, cry, take action or all of the above. I made my first international trip at the age …

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Anticipation can be the greatest form of pleasure some say, and there is no doubt that having something to look forward to is a great way to maintain positivity in retirement. When the structures of a working life fall away it is important to build new structures and routines that …

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I wish I could say I had nailed the carry on only travel packing list, but I haven’t yet; it’s still on my list of goals. In the meantime I have developed my skills in putting together a travel capsule that works. This one took me …

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The South of France; do you immediately think of Provence? It is the quintessential French destination, but we also greatly enjoyed our time in and around Narbonne, Carcassonne, and Annecy. We travelled to the South by car, leaving the Bordeaux Region in South West France and journeyed via Toulouse to …

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Your choice of retirement location can have a big impact on your mental and physical health as well as your wealth. We got it wrong and it impacted all of those. We were fortunate to be able to rectify our choice, but it took time and money and mental strength …

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