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The delights of South West France include The Loire Valley, La Rochelle and Bordeaux. Join us on a petite excursion to some of our favourite places in France. We have visited parts of South West France on two occasions; once as a side trip from Paris and on the second …

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Is it a foregone conclusion that ageing can dent our self confidence? Or is it more likely that we might improve our confidence in some aspects but experience a loss of self confidence in other aspects as we age? In my experience it is more likely to be the latter …

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It has already been postulated that the first human to live to 150 has already been born. Given living to 100 has been an achievement for very few, living to 150 seems almost crazy. Almost. [This is a guest post by Leonie Sanderson of The Ageing Revolution. Find out more …

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Much as we have enjoyed our visits to Paris, we have also had a great deal of pleasure visiting regional France. We have spent time in Northern France on two separate trips and these are our recommendations for some places you might like to visit. Champagne Region, Northern France Our …

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Moving house scores 20 on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. If you are moving as part of your retirement plans then your stress levels might be even higher; retirement in itself is considered by many as number 10 in the 10 most stressful life events. Here are our tips …

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Think you want to retire in a different location to your current home? Then it might be time to get out your crystal ball, or at least apply some ‘what if’ scenarios. Relocating in retirement can be a wonderful experience but it can also come with pitfalls. We certainly made …

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One of the challenges of being retired can be maintaining a sense of relevance. Sadly, for some, perhaps more particularly those who have had high profile careers, relevance deprivation syndrome can set in. If that’s you, it’s time to find new meaning after your retirement. So …

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Is retirement a thing of the past in Australia? Do we need and/or want to work more years? Is Government policy pushing us in that direction? These are some of the retirement trends canvassed in David Kennedy’s new book “End of the Retirement Age: Embracing the pursuit of …

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After our September 2017 visit to Paris we travelled onwards to Portugal, starting our trip in Porto. This was our first visit to Portugal and my expectations were high. Why you might ask? Well there is some interesting family history on my Mother’s side of the family. My …

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It was once nigh impossible to find shoes for travel and walking that were both stylish and comfortable. Enter FRANKiE4 Footwear’s podiatrist and physiotherapist designed range, now my preferred footwear choice for everyday wear as well as travel. [This post is sponsored by FRANKiE4 Footwear.] My FRANKiE4 Footwear …

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