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  1. Suzy Quatro talks to Fab after Fifty about her career , motivation and authenticity

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Suzi Quatro has been at the top of the tree in so many areas of entertainment and the arts – and she has stayed there for more than five decades. Suzi talks to Fab after Fifty about her stunning career – so far ! What a dynamic and inspirational lady!!! I think I shall have go and see her perform on stage in the upcoming Legends Tour. How have you managed to sustain a career in entertainment for so long – I understand you have celebrated more than 50 years as a pro.  I have been in the business for 53 years….and still counting. I believe I have continued to be a success because whatever and whoever I am is real. I am not manufactured whatsoever. This...
  2. Style over 50: Dress for a wedding or a day at the races

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    Style Pick by Ceri Wheeldon Continuing with our dressing for summer occasions series , here I have chosen a dress with sleeves in my favourite colour – cobalt blue. It is very similar to one I bought three years ago – I have had lots of wear out of mine – teaming it with diamante drop earrings for evenings   I think it suits most skin tones and hair colours so for me is always a winner. This style of dress is ageless, so fabulous for women over 50. Great dress for wedding guests This dress is simple, elegant,  great for weddings  – and the neckline meets the dress code for race meetings such as Ascot- although if you are in the Royal Enclosure at...
  3. A holiday with Silver Spain : lifestyle, healthy and active ageing for over 55s with cultural visits in Malaga

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon. Whenever we talk about holidays and travel on Fab after Fifty, the feedback always seems to focus on wanting to see new places and do things that are a little different – it seems that we  over 50somethings have far too much energy to go on holiday just to lie in the sun and sip cocktails! When I was approached by a new company  Silver Spain offering a different sort of holiday to join them on a taster for their new Silver Week initiative,  I checked out their website and said yes. The holidays are all aiming to  explore the more cultural aspects of the Costa del Sol, while promoting healthy and active ageing. Sounded good to me, and a great opportunity to explore...
  4. Are dating apps the way to find love over 50

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    Article by Olga Levancuka   Yes, believe it or not, apps may be way forward to finding love over 50. Why waste your time by going to the events or pay hefty fees by registering on  online dating sites when your dream partner  is literally a finger tap away, and often for free. Or is it so? On the first glimpse dating via apps is exciting, direct and provides you with that feeling of spontaneity and living dangerously. On a second glimpse, it is just like every other way of dating, face-to-face, blind date, arranged date, online date or by meeting a person at an event. So before you can  jump to conclusions  saying ‘it’s all about apps‘ it’s not. It’s all about putting yourself out there. It’s about stating that you are...
  5. Meritene: making it quick and easy for the 50+ gen to get the protein, vitamins and minerals they need!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Since turning 50 I have become more aware of how the lifestyle I lead today, will impact the quality of life I live later down the line – assuming I am lucky enough to live to a ripe old age! Not only have my energy levels dipped in recent years – (although some who have likened me to a Duracell Bunny might see that as a good thing) – I have also found my ability to concentrate for long periods of time has been affected and I tend to need more frequent breaks from my desk. Even so, my life is busier than ever! Funnily enough – this is quite common for someone of my age. Research by Nestlé Health Sciences reveals that...
  6. Exploring hidden talents on a leisure weekend

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon One of the things I promised myself when I decided  to divorce my husband was that I would take time to do more of the things that I enjoyed doing – as opposed to doing only the things on ‘his’ list in order to keep the peace. I have always enjoyed  art, but have to confess to not really having the confidence to draw or paint really since leaving school. I also have discovered , purely by accident, that I enjoy taking photographs – although this was in a way forced upon me as I had to take pictures for the website, I have found I enjoy the creative side of photography – and want to learn more about what  I can do with my SLR. I...
  7. Are you Fearless, Fatalistic or Fretful over 50?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Considering I founded a website all about women feeling and living fabulously over 50, I could hardly ignore research about attitudes of women turning 50 in 2017. Nearly half a million women in the UK turn 50 in 2017 including Davina McCall, Ulrika Jonsson and Kate Garraway – all a million miles removed from the outdated image of Norah Batty and her wrinkled stockings! But we women over 50 are not fading gracefully into the background – far from it.  We are as ambitious as ever. Boots UK has conducted research to identify three ‘F Factor’ attitudes of women turning 50 this year….Fearless, Fatalistic and Fretful  (we already know that everyone over 50 sits in the Fabulous category!) But what is the significance...
  8. How to boost your creativity: 13 creative hacks to think inside the box to create outside the box

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    Article by Claire Bridges If one of your resolutions for 2017 is to be more creative then here are 13 ways to shake up your thinking this year by Claire Bridges, creativity expert and author of a new book on creativity in business, In Your Creative Element. Bridges has helped over 10,000 people in companies like Sky, Pret a Manger and Vodafone in how to be more creative and argues that imagination, grit and practice are all key to unleashing your ideas. Channel your inner punk – rebellion is not just for musicians, it’s useful for business. Successful creative people often go against the grain; they question everything and have no problem arguing a different point of view. So find your inner Johnny Rotten and throw a curveball...
  9. Travelling Solo over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   How daunting is it to travel alone over 50? Whether you’re single, divorced, widowed – or just wanting to travel alone without your partner, what are the options for travelling solo in your 50s? Most of us are past the point of wanting to share rooms – preferring a little privacy on holiday – even if travelling with good friends, but the prospect of a single room supplement can place the holiday out of budget. I joined my parents  on holiday for a week  a few years ago – they had already booked their hotel and flights as a package – although it was a luxury hotel – my single occupancy room, for which I had paid almost as much as my parents  (their room had  a stunning sea view)...
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