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8 out of 10 over 50’s don’t have a retirement bucket list – but why does that matter?

2017-09-18 18:50:27

As freedom from the ‘9 to 5’ routine looms, the prospect of extended leisure time is welcome food for thought for those approaching pension age. But despite the perfect opportunity for people to realise the dreams they haven’t previously had the time or money for, why are so few making a bucket list? A recent survey carried out by retirement specialist, Age Partnership, has revealed that only 20% of over 50s have a ‘bucket list’ for their retirement years. The...Read more

Only Fools and Horses Lost Episode Has Been Found

2017-09-12 18:26:30

By Rob Knight Viewers are to get a glimpse of a ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time. The never-before-seen episode filmed in 1984, titled ‘Licensed to Drill’, is said to have been lying on a dusty shelf for years. It features Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad at the top of their game, and is especially significant as it was Lennard Pearce’s final appearance as Grandad before his death. In the episode, Del Boy, played...Read more

Knit British at knitbritish!

Have you checked out the wonderful podcasts at Knit British yet? From the KnitBritish website: One day I wrote this blog post on a local yarn and I was a bit ashamed to discover that almost all of my stash was imported wool. Quickly I cobbled together the idea to try and knit with as much UK produced yarn as possible, wool grown, spun or dyed in this country and as many British breeds as possible…and not just sheep! There...Read more

The rose rose cake from my name is yeh

rose rose cake From my name is yeh Website makes one 9 x 13" cake ingredients for the cake: 1 3/4 c sugar 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 2 large eggs 1 c buttermilk 1/2 c flavorless oil, like canola 1 tb vanilla extract 1/2 tsp rosewater 1/2 tsp almond extract 3/4 c water for the frosting: 1 c unsalted butter,...Read more

Over 50s men have a heart age beyond their years

2017-09-08 16:18:10

One in ten men aged 50 taking the Heart Age Test have a heart age at least 10 years older than they are, according to analysis by Public Health England (PHE). The online test is the only known way of measuring our heart age, which shows how many years we can expect to live healthily without a heart attack or stroke. The higher our heart age, the higher our risk. Analysis of 1.2 million test results shows the majority of...Read more

33 things the over 60s DO NOT miss about being younger

2017-09-07 11:03:22

Ferrying the kids around, having a boss who breathes down your neck – and the daily stress of running a family home, have emerged among a list of things the older generation DO NOT miss about being younger, according to a new study. Worrying about your weight, being woken up by the sound of an alarm clock, and the constant juggle of work and childcare also emerged as aspects of life the nation’s retirees are MORE than happy to have...Read more

Go sober for October

2017-09-06 15:38:22

About Go Sober Be a Soberhero and go 31 days without alcohol this October – say no to the booze and yes to raising money for people living with cancer. And just like every hero’s trusty sidekick, Macmillan will be with you every step of the way to help you along your sober journey. By signing up to the challenge you’re doing something amazing for people with cancer. All the money raised by those Going Sober this October will help...Read more

Toys from your childhood on Royal Mail stamps

2017-08-30 13:21:36

Royal Mail revealed a new stamp issue featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years. Evoking feelings of nostalgia across generations, the toys featured are: the Merrythought Bear; Sindy Doll; Spirograph; Stickle Bricks; W.Britan Toy Figures; Space Hopper; Fuzzy Felt; Meccano; Action Man and Hornby Dublo trains. In the 19th century, the growing middle class of the Victorian era was fuelling an expansion in toy-making and major names in British manufacturing started to...Read more

Dating is more fun as you get older, a study has revealed.

By Gemma Francis Dating is more fun as you get older, a study has revealed. Researchers found looking for love when you are more mature and worldly-wise is far less stressful than courting during your 20s and 30s. Experts found older singletons are more relaxed and comfortable in their own skin than image-conscious teens, while 20 and 30-somethings that are under huge pressure from peers and social media stereotypes. The study, carried out among 1,000 over 50s and 1,000 under...Read more

Andrew MacKenzie Welsh Lamb koftas with cucumber sauce

2017-08-25 19:37:48

Ingredients 500g of Welsh Lamb Mince 1 tsp of coriander seeds, crushed 1 tsp of cumin seeds, crushed 2 dried chillies, preferably smoked 10g of mint, chopped 10g of coriander, chopped 4 sprigs of rosemary, large sea salt 1 cucumber, peeled and deseeded 200g of natural yoghurt salt 10g of mint, julienned 1 pinch of smoked paprika Method Make the koftas by placing all the ingredients (except rosemary) in a bowl and ensure that the spices are evenly incorporated through...Read more