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  1. Brad Pitt’s Chateau Miraval Wine

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I may not have received an invite to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding in South of France, but I have at least tried their wine! In fact a glass of chilled rose is probably the closest I will ever get to Brad Pitt. You really can’t spend time in the South of France without savouring the rose wine. And how could I resist trying a bottle of Chateau Miraval – named the best Rose in the world this year- when spotting it at the Antibes Cave (wine shop). I had previously tried the wine from vineyard, it was formerly marketed as Pink Floyd prior to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie taking it over (they bought the chateau and vineyard in 2011 have previously leased it for 3 years) . Other than the name change,...
  2. Inspiring spots for cycling and walking in the UK

    Article by Emily Mills Britain has some of the most stunning and picturesque scenery which is easily accessible whether you live out in the middle of nowhere or in the hustle and bustle of the city. Two of the best ways to explore the views, on your own, with a friend or with your whole family, is on foot or by bicycle. So what are you waiting for? It’s cheap, it’s fun, it’s good for you and good for our planet – get on your bike or go for a fabulous walk this weekend. The Lee Valley in East London may have come to the attention of many in the last couple of years, because it is close to the London 2012 Olympic Park. It is a real discovery of nature reserves, river-side wildlife...
  3. Your top five things to do in 2014

    Article by Emily Mills Make 2014 the year you do something new. There are plenty of activities that you and the family can do together that will be new, fun and exciting. You don’t have to commit to weekly classes or spend a fortune on new kit and clothing if you don’t want to – just put a few weekends or evenings in your diary that are going to be committed to trying something you’ve never tried before. Here’s a checklist to get you started: Go quad biking – this is great fun and anyone can have a go. There are places all over the country that offer quad biking circuits and you can book a session just for your family or join in a general session. The organisers provide the bikes,...
  4. It’s the little things that count. The Top 50 Little Pleasures in Life.

    Article by FabAfterFifty When it comes to happiness it seems that the little things in life give us the most pleasure. The study of 2000 Brits put a cuddle with a partner at the top of the list. It would be interesting to see if our lists change as we mature and enter new phases of our lives . A cup of tea or coffee, sitting down in your clean home after tidying it and even a crisp winter’s day also made the top 50. Here’s the top 50 list – what would you put at the top of yours? Life’s Top 50 Little Pleasures 1. A cuddle with a partner 2. Clean bed sheets 3. Chocolate 4. Booking a holiday 5. Christmas dinner 6. Country walks 7. Someone saying ‘I love you’ 8. Catching...
  5. The Fabulous Impact Of Being Fab After 50

    Article by Nicci Roscoe Being ‘Fabulous After 50’ is something we can all do because we’ve had fifty years to learn how to look it, feel it and think it! Being confident from the inside out when we reach our fifties and beyond is a fabulous thing to aspire to. When I was a teenager I used to watch programmes like Dynasty and Dallas.  My mother used to tell me it wasn’t real life. Luckily I didn’t live in fairytale land – well most of the time! So how have we adapted our lifestyles and learned from these larger-than-life programmes? Little did I know when I was watching Dallas and Dynasty that more than thirty years later I ‘d be helping people discover their confidence in business and life and rewriting their...
  6. Social networking and beyond: How we use our technology

    Article by Fab after Fifty It’s a worn and tired stereotype that the over-fifties can’t understand technology, with many suggesting that those of the baby boomer generation are unable to understand how to use gadgets, the internet and other modern devices. Thankfully, a recent survey by Ladbrokes Bingo has revealed the online habits of various age groups across the nation, including those aged 50 and above! The results may surprise some, especially those who believe that the over-fifties can’t understand technology! Social behaviour Much like the rest of the world, Facebook has proven to be the most popular social networking site for the over-50s, with 49% stating it as their favourite social networking site. It would seem, however, those aged over 50 are a little more up to date...
  7. What is your passionate attachment from your teens?

    Article by Jan King Everyone has a passionate attachment to the era in which they were teenagers. My passionate attachment is to the period from 1965 – 1967 when the Beatles first burst on the scene, followed by the Rolling Stones. I still know all the words to their hits, and my favourite songs remind me of the boyfriends I was going out with, the parties I went to, and of once snogging behind a sofa to the strains of ‘It’s a Hard Day’s Night’. Happy days! My parents had their own passionate attachment to the stars of the ’40’s — Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers — and I still remember their shock when they heard Bob Hope had died. It was the end of an era for them. The VW camper van’s...
  8. Staying active and warm in Autumn

    Article by Emily Mills Autumn is here, winter is fast approaching, and our central heating systems will soon be receiving quite the workout. Every year we revel at the beauty of autumn, marveling at the reds, purples, oranges and yellows of our surroundings. It is a season where many of us are inspired to get out more and experience the great outdoors. This, of course, presents a problem; the British autumn is terribly unreliable with fluctuating temperatures and changing weather. It’s safe to say that shorts and a t-shirt aren’t going to cut it. So, every September as the cold weather starts to set in, thousands of consumers shop for warmer clothing. It is a good idea to take your warmer clothing seriously too; experiencing the great outdoors and being active will be more comfortable if you’ve got the clothing to suit. Stay active by walking The colder month’s can bring gloom to many households....
  9. Is retirement the beginning or the end?

    Article by Fabafterfifty For those of us who will be lucky enough to enjoy the luxury of retirement, it appears there may be a lot to look forward to according to a new survey of retirees. We retire from work – not life!!  Just as well as we may spend nearly a third of our lives ‘retired’. It appears that most of us will be fitter in our retirement than in our working years , socialize and travel more. Today retirees are ignoring traditional retirement expectations and rediscovering their youth instead. The statistics revealed over half of those polled are now exercising more than they ever did in their twenties – regularly hiking, swimming and cycling. One in ten have opted to go back to school in a bid to keep their...
  10. Fitness over 50: Jane takes up rowing and is aiming for the world championships!

    Article by Jane Turner How fulfilling an old age we will live largely depends on how we live our lives today. Fitness is key. With many years invested in bringing up families or pursuing careers, many women reach their 50s and find that they finally have time to invest in themselves – and their own fitness.  Many women in their 50s return to sports that they enjoyed in their youth. We caught up with Jane Turner, who has rekindled her love of rowing. I am 52, and a few years ago after a long illness I was trying to come up with something new to invigorate my life. Failing to identify anything that inspired me, I thought back to the things that I had most enjoyed doing in my...
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