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  1. New Year Challenge Day 12 to Stay Fabulous Over 50 in Lockdown: Who do you think you are?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon As we begin Day 12 of the challenge, I am suggesting that you find out more about who you are – where did those many talents originate? We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise. – Edward Sellner When we entered lockdown in November I decided to research my family tree. On the basis that I wouldn’t be able to do any socialising, and reading in the garden wasn’t as attractive a proposition as it had been during the summer, I decided to take the opportunity to...
  2. The Perfect Virtual Activities for Families who Can’t be Together this New Year’s Eve

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    2020 is finally drawing to a close and after what has undoubtedly been a difficult year, many of us will likely be ready to wash our hands of 2020 completely and move on to greener pastures. But with most of the UK  now living under stricter restrictions, it seems unlikely that we’ll be welcoming in the New Year with our families and friends. Which should come as no surprise considering many are thought to have just spent their Christmas alone and isolated. With fear growing that many people may struggle to cope with isolation over what is traditionally a period for families to come together and celebrate, Chums, a retail brand for older people based in the North West, has put...
  3. Things to do in Lockdown: Trace your Family Tree.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Who do you think you are? With the prospect of 4 weeks in lockdown and little opportunity to socialise unless the weather was good enough to meet a friend for a walk on weekends, I decided I had to come up with some ‘bad weather’ ideas for things to do. I have thought about tracing my family tree for a while – but never seemed to have the time, so now seemed to be the ideal opportunity. A cousin on my Dad’s side of the family had made a start and was happy to share what he had already done. He had made great inroads in tracing my grandfather’s family, but not my grandmother’s , so I decided to start here. I know very little about my grandmother. She...
  4. How Will You Spend Your Retirement? The Options To Consider

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      Retirement is often a chapter in your life that you may dread. After all, the distraction of work and your career is gone and you suddenly have time that you never had before. It can be a scary prospect. While there are so many benefits to retirement, people often are not sure how they should spend their days, and are reluctant to make plans. But it shouldn’t be this way. Here are some of the ideas and options that you could consider to spend your retirement in the right way. It is time that we all look forward and embrace this chapter of our lives.  Spend it in a different country Retirement is often an expanse of time that...
  5. What can you expect to see on the NEW Fab after Fifty Chat show? Midlife Real Life

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   What can you expect to see on the NEW Fab after Fifty Chat show? We will be talking all things MidLife Real Life. I am joined by regular panelists stylist and brand consultant Maggie McMillan, and makeup artist Jo-Anne Jewitt. As we move forward we will have a variety of guests talking all things midlife, including career,  exercise, face yoga, nutrition, confidence. In our first episode we chat all things makeup over 50 – and how to avoid some common mistakes. We also chat about going grey, the impact of lockdown, and share some of our hero products with you. Curiously Maggie’s hero product is a spoon! The mind boggles, but she does explain why it is part of her beauty routine ?   The show is very informal, but we hope you will find it fun and informative. We would love...
  6. The Phenomenon of the InstaGran

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    Article by Beth Dobson   Dwelling  quietly in an upmarket café, I experienced the wrath of a new subspecies and a revolution in middle-aged humanity. The instagran. Often hunting in packs, their eagle-eyed scouts spy out the very best grammable locations. Adorned in chic attire, they professionally practice their signature pose whilst their post-menopausal pals direct them encouragingly. Pensive, glamorous, aloof, ecstatic, they can do them all. Flash after flash, pose after pose. Then once the photoshoot has come to a reluctant close, the editing begins. An hour or so later, with a polished tagline and appropriate hashtag, one solitary, filtered image emerges on social media for all to see. The flurry of likes begins and the cycle of the instagran continues.   My first experience of the instagran was...
  7. Buying The Perfect Milestone Gift For Your Partner

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      Finding the perfect gift for that special someone in your life can be tricky. This especially true if it is for a specific milestone occasion such as a 50th birthday, or a significant wedding anniversary. You will want to get something particularly personal that will mean a lot to the recipient. Even if you know the person extremely well, it can be tough to get that special gift. You will want something that they will find personally useful or enjoyable. You will want to find a balance between practicality and sentiment. There will also be a need to know that your gift will be well received while being meaningful to your partner.  While it is traditional to buy gifts such inscribed gold watches, or cufflinks for significant...
  8. Creating and selling your custom products online

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    If you’ve always dreamed of creating and selling your products online, you’re not alone. There are countless people who have wanted to start selling their unique designs online – why haven’t they? It’s simple, when you think you need a lot of investment, time, and storage space it’s so easy to be discouraged. But what if there was a way to sell online without needing any of those things? Well, there is! Thanks to drop-shipping specialists, such as Printful.com, you can now start selling your custom designed products online easily. You don’t need a penny to get started, all you need is your creativity and the drive for success.   Making money from your designs When you work with a drop-shipping specialist like...
  9. It’s Never Too Late to Start Dancing: Interview with Sadler’s Wells Company of Elders

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    Interview completed by Natasha Anderson, Community and Engagement Manager; and Lucy Clarke-Bishop, Projects Producer; of Sadler’s Wells’ Learning and Engagement team   What inspired the creation of Company of Elders? Company of Elders has been running since 1989 and was set up to demonstrate and highlight the power of lifelong creativity. We also wanted to show that it is never too late to start dancing. What are the ages of the members? The current members age from their early 60s to 90 years old. How many had dance or performance experience before joining? None of the company members have been professional dancers previously, but some have danced socially and built an interest over time. Some company members are completely new to participating in dance performance and are enjoying discovering new skills. Could a complete...
  10. 7 Tips for Setting up a Book Club

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Setting up a book club is a great way of having regular get togethers with a group of friends. I started a book club about a year ago. Currently there are five of us who come together every four to six weeks . The evenings are informal, we take it turn to host, and take in turn to choose the next read. So what have we learnt and what tips can I offer as a result? Decide how serious you want your book club to be. Do you want to engage in an in-depth analysis of each book (there are lots of sites were you can download author’s notes and discussion topics for book clubs) or do you want the...
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