Kathryn Crawford
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I'm Kathryn, aka Mrs C. I'm an empty-nester with a passion for reading and travelling. Biggest headaches in my 50s? High prescription multifocal contacts and varifocal glasses and a left ear which has become less efficient with time.

Weddings, Weddings And More Weddings

Ever heard of a wedding photo swap?  Nope, me neither! Well that’s just one way to cut the ludicrous costs involved in having a wedding nowadays! I’ve got to say that we’ve had three weddings in our family in the…

The Whole Kit and Kaboodal

Over 50s fashion is a ‘thing’ now. Anyone can be stylish and fashionable. And noone has the right to tell you what you can or cannot wear! …. So you reach your fifties and all of a sudden you become…

Mr Moan & The Falling Birth Rate

Today Mr. Moan gives us his take on the whole falling birth rate malarkey … “Mr Moan has a rather challenging question for you: Who said, “Two, maximum”? There are various possibilities:  The Prime Minister (aka Boris) when asked about…

Slogan T- Shirts – To Wear Or Not To Wear?

Ok so what’s the consensus on slogan t shirts when you are past ‘a certain age’?  Way back, some time after my 40th birthday, I read a piece in a glossy woman’s magazine, about what you should and shouldn’t wear…

The World of Blogging

Way back in 2006, Mr 50 Plus and I went for a career change. We jumped straight out of our comfort zone into the world of websites and blogging. I had actually worked in newspapers and radio, before my daughters…

Simply Loving A Square Meal!

You can’t get to my age and not have organised a family gathering or two. The last one was for my Mum’s 80th and involved family coming together from various parts of the country. Usually we try to find somewhere…

Holiday Extras Meet and Greet

Holiday Extras Meet and Greet Since I can remember now, we’ve been booking our airport parking via Holiday Extras.  It’s pretty much a no-brainer for us. We usually book a hotel at the same time too actually.  The brilliant thing…

A Short Break At The Scarlet Hotel in Cornwall

Sometimes you visit a place and you simply never want to leave. The Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth is one of those places. Perched high above a beautiful rugged bay on the coast of my favourite part of Cornwall, The…

How Does Light Affect Our Mood?

So how does light affect our mood? If you’ve ever wondered to yourself why you’re a bit less happy in the winter, then read on … What is it about sunshine? The minute the sun comes out and stays out…