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  1. Al Fresco Dining Recipe: Crab pâté with tarragon and pink grapefruit

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    I was asked if I would like to take a look at a new cookbook: Around The Table, the new cookbook from Great British Chefs. It has some fabulous recipes, broken down into sections such as Small Plates, One Pots, Dinner Party Starters. I have been permitted to share some of the recipes with readers. At the time of writing we finally have some sunshine as we come towards the end of a pretty wet summer, so I chose a recipe from the Al Fresco section to start. Crab pâté with tarragon and pink grapefruit Crab always brings a little luxury to proceedings and this foolproof pâté can be made well in advance ready for when friends come round for...
  2. Review of Nine Perfect Strangers on Amazon Prime Video

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Amazon Prime released the first three episodes of this new series starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy  over the weekend, and I think it will be an interesting one to watch. Nine strangers arrive at a wellness retreat , looking to transform their lives during their ten day stay. The retreat is run by the enigmatic Masha. The nine ‘strangers’ are all struggling with aspects of their lives, including bereavement, abandonment and lack of success in their professional lives. As the ‘strangers’ start to open up about their lives you start to wonder if the group has been brought together by accident or design – and if by design for what reason. The cast is excellent – and it is good to see actresses over 50 (Nicole...
  3. How to Prevent Self-Sabotage and Reach a New Level of Success over 50

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    “Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed our inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure.”  Gay Hendricks   Age is no barrier to success, but at times your biggest obstacle to success is yourself. The rest of the world is too busy to actively get in your way. That’s great news! If your lack of success is your fault, you can take steps to address the situation.   There are a variety of ways you sabotage yourself. You procrastinate, think negatively, and have other harmful habits. As Walt Kelly once said,...
  4. Review: Dr Harris anti-wrinkle mask from Current Body

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I’m a bit of a gadget junkie and I when I was asked if I would like to try the Dr Harris anti-wrinkle mask I just had to say yes. The mask is designed to soften dynamic lines on the forehead. The mask isn’t a gadget in the normal sense –  you don’t plug it in and it has no batteries. At first glance it looks like an ordinary sleep mask – until  you see the silicone dots on the side that you place against your skin. The silicon dots are place at mechano receptor points which when pressure is applied encourage muscles to relax . To me, these points also look like the...
  5. 7 Tips to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

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    Have you ever felt like you don’t belong, or everyone is going to find out that you don’t deserve your achievements? If you can relate to those feelings of chronic self-doubt, you’ve probably experienced imposter syndrome. You’re not alone – studies suggest 70% of people experience imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Overall, imposter syndrome stems from a high sense of self-doubt. Instead of attributing your success to your skills, you might downplay your success and attribute it to luck. Signs You Might Be Suffering from Imposter Syndrome Do you relate to any of these patterns? You may set high goals for yourself. Because your goal is perfection, the smallest mistakes may make you feel like a failure. Attribute success to luck. You downplay your success because you do not believe you deserve the...
  6. Book review: The Island Home by Libby Page

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon How do you know where you really belong? Single mother Lorna has a stable, safe life in London where she works as a teacher. She has not returned to her home town on the remote Scottish island of Kip since leaving in her late teens. After twenty years following the death of her parents Lorna reluctantly takes her daughter to Kip to meet the rest of the family.  Her absence of two decades has sparked resentment and rumours. Can rifts be healed as Lorna and others are forced to confront the past? Until this visit Lorna had never met her sister in law, Alice,  but they strike up an instant rapport.  Alice lives on a tiny island in...
  7. Style over 50: What to Wear on a Staycation

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon However you define a  staycation whether you view at as taking day trips from your home, or simply taking a break in the UK, the British weather dictates that we have to be prepared for all eventualities. It might be warmer than the Mediterranean one day and cold and wet the next. I have pulled together some ideas of what to pack. I have also included some photos of me wearing clothes shopped from my own wardrobe for some additional ideas ?   Simple Black Midi Dress  £79 from Hush   A simple black midi...
  8. 12 reasons to be confident when looking for a job over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to looking for a new role over 50 as we emerge from lockdown , the good news is that job vacancies are very close to pre pandemic levels with 758,000 vacancies listed last quarter- so there are opportunities out there. Employees over 50 have so much to offer a potential employer – approach your job search with confidence in yourself and your abilities. You offer so many advantages over a less experienced hire! Changes in how we work as a result of the pandemic have also helped to level the playing field. Home or hybrid working are a plus for those who juggle work with caring responsibilities . So many reasons to be confident when looking for work over...
  9. The Importance of Core Strength

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    Many of us are well accustomed to the development of the glory muscles. Muscles like the chest, shoulders, quads and glutes will always get special attention in the gym – but how many people train their core correctly? Yes, you see others doing simple exercises like leg raises and crunches to work their “abs,” but when we say core, we mean something different. What is your core system? Think of the core as an entire muscular system that spans the entire surface of the stomach and back. The core is a system of muscles that starts at the hips and runs all the way up to the ribcage – supporting the body the entire way without fault.   With that said, many people have a very weak core which...
  10. A Simple Guide to Starting a Vegan Diet

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      One of the newest and most popular diets in the past few years has stirred up quite the discussion amongst health professionals.   A vegan diet is one that requires you to strip all and any animal products from your diet. This means no meat, dairy, eggs, or animal flavors of any kind.   Starting a vegan diet for many people can be a challenge,  not because there are no food choices, but because it is unknown and new territory that many people have never been taught about.   If you’ve been wondering how you could get started with a vegan diet, here is an easy guide to help you.   Step 1: Load Up on Fruits and Veggies   Most people start a vegan diet by looking at the “meat alternatives”...
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