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  1. Is Self Isolation Harder if you Live Alone? 9 Tips for Coping with Lockdown and Feeling Less Lonely

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We are all having to change how we live our lives – but many individuals with families are talking about how they are enjoying reconnecting with their children , and couples are enjoying slowing down and spending time together. But what about those who live alone? I live on my own, as do many of my friends. It is not easy having no face to face contact with others. It has been more than three weeks since I last met a friend for a coffee – since then all my contact has been over the phone or via video chats.  One friend who lives alone lost her mother just before the lockdown – aside from worrying about her newly widowed father who...
  2. Best box sets to watch on Now TV /Sky during Lockdown.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Chatting to my mother earlier today- she was saying that they were running out of things to watch on TV. My parents are in their 80s and have been isolated at home for 3 weeks. They are incredibly resilient – playing cards, doing jigsaws, practising golf swings in the garden- but they are getting bored.  They would usually be playing golf, playing bridge with friends and of course socialising with friends and family. They are sports fans and with all the sports cancellations they have nothing to watch on TV. They are in their 80s and do not have Netflix or Amazon Prime – but they do have the full Sky package. I have just recommended a number of box...
  3. Review of Color Wow Dream Coat

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have been wanting to try Color Wow Dream Coat for a while. It is described as a ‘Supernatural Spray’ that ‘Magically transforms texture amazing humidity-proofing powers’. I have naturally curly hair, which only has to be exposed to humidity for seconds when it takes on a life of its own. It is totally unmanageable. In the winter months I rarely go outdoors without a hat – in fact I think friends recognise my hats before they recognise me!! Not a great solution to minimise the impact of humidity in spring and summer. Color Wow Dreamcoat is a humidity sealant. Applied to towel dried after hair shampooing and conditioning, it is heat activated when you blow dry. On the instructions...
  4. Interview with Stephanie Raffelock about her book A Delightful Little Book on Aging

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   Stephanie, tell us a little about you: I live on the edges of Austin, Texas, in a community called Steiner Ranch, where all of the women are belles and all the men got your back.  Hubby and I moved here in the fall of 2018, because of the warm weather and our shared desire to never own another snowblower.   When did you start to write?  I’ve always written. When I was a little girl, I wrote jokes.  I thought they were fun to write because you could add a picture to make your point. And, I loved to make people laugh. As a teenager, I wrote lyrics and poetry on a baby blue Smith-Corona electric typewriter, the best Christmas gift...
  5. Tips for working from home during the Coronavirus crisis

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I was chatting to friend who works full time in a traditional 9 to 5 working environment about the impact of the Coronavirus. Apart from the obvious concern about the virus itself, she said she was dreading the prospect of having to work from home although she has in the past done so on the odd ‘snow’ day.  With many companies asking employees to work from home as a precautionary measure, and individuals self isolating when returning from abroad, many are working from home for the first time. I realised that I have been working from home for nearly 30 years  – initially for short periods of time while managing a medical condition, and later full time. Initially it took some adjustment – and in...
  6. Review of 10 Years Younger in 10 Days

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   I always watched the original series, hosted by Nicky Hambleton Jones, so was intrigued to watch the new revamped series on Channel 5. The format is similar, with the makeover candidate presented to the public wearing no makeup, hair scraped back and wearing their least flattering outfit while passers by guess their age. It goes without saying that the average age guessed is considerably higher than their actual age. Over the next 10 days the participants undergo a series of treatments to revamp skin, hair, teeth, makeup and wardrobe. At the end ages are guessed again – with the results unsurprisingly coming out less than their actual ages. To be fair , the four women to participate so far have...
  7. Planning a holiday in Canada

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen to make Canada their new home (at least for the time being), and it is easy to see why they would choose to do.  I lived there myself for seven years back in the eighties.  It is a stunning country of contrasts. But what about those who are looking to holiday there –  what should you aim to see? Having visited three times over the past eighteen months I thought I would provide some of my personal favourite places to visit – and some general tips. Before you book your flight to Canada- apply for your eTA I had not been to Canada for a few years , and just booked my flight online as I would normally...
  8. According to Vogue its the Over 60s who are in Demand in the Front Row of Fashion Week

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   There may be an absence of models over 50 on the catwalk at  Fashion Weeks across the globe this season, but according to Vogue, when it comes to having the ‘Most Valuable Player’ taking front row seats, it’s the influential over 60s that are most valued. As they say in their article: “ There is a degree of authenticity that comes with the endorsement of women who have been longtime fans of a designer’s work. Brands can barter with agents and management teams to ensure the presence of a starlet or viral star, but odds are that 83-year-old acting legend Vanessa Redgrave is not showing up to see a runway show unless she enjoys the clothes.” There are some great images accompanying...
  9. How to End a Toxic Relationship: Divorcing over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It’s never too late to start over. Ending a relationship or marriage is never easy – at any age, but once we are in our 50s and beyond it can appear to be more daunting.  Is the relationship really toxic or are you just going trough a bad patch? If you are in a toxic relationship you have probably had your confidence eroded gradually over a number of years, with your partner convincing you that any issues in the relationship are totally down to you. You have probably been isolated from family and friends as your partner has attempted to exert more control over all aspects of your life. Do you want to escape? You may feel trapped and worried, but there’s hope. You can...
  10. Ida Abbott talks about her book Retirement by Design and how to best transition at this new life stage

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Ida Abbott wants us to rethink our approach to retirement. Here she shares with us why she decided to write this much needed book, and the key points she hopes we will benefit from by reading it. Tell us a little about yourself I live and work out of my home office in Oakland, California. My husband and I have been married more than 50 years and have two grown sons; one is married and has a new baby (our first grandchild) and the other is an expat who has lived and worked in several countries since college. I was a...
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