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 & 60s? Chronic Pain, high prescription multifocal contacts, varifocal glasses and a left ear which has become less efficient with time. Best thing about being older is without doubt my 4 gorgeous grandchildren.

INNSiDE Manchester by MELIA & a Sore Toe

I was 17 when I first went to Manchester for an interview in The University and 18 when I started my degree there. I say that because it’s incredibly hard for me to believe that it was 42 years ago.…

How To Keep Warm This Winter

Worried about keeping warm and paying your energy bills? Read on ……. The nights are well and truly drawing in now and it’s starting to feel really autumnal. Chez Mr and Mrs 50 Plus, the heating is on, albeit mornings…

Kathryn’s Summer Favourites

Beauty Must-Haves, Manta Hair Brush, Favourite Skin Products, Good Books, Useful Household Bits & Bobs …. I wish I didn’t flit between themes so much. Next time I promise a less haphazard Loves, Likes & Must-Haves feature. Vibrant Skin Serums…

It’s Not Just About Christmas

Hiya Everyone! Firstly, I was going to put together a Christmas Gifts Guide here but changed my mind last-minute. Lately we’ve all been encouraged to buy less ‘stuff’ to help save the environment. Therefore, I have included some useful everyday…

Some More Beauty Must-Haves

Beauty must-haves is a funny old phrase. My oldest daughter couldn’t do without her silk pillow to combat frizz-hair. Moisturiser and eyebrow-dye are amongst mine. Yet ask around your female friends and a good tweezer is up there at number…

Whitemead Lodge Holidays

Apart from family, what else did you miss most during lockdowns and all the COVID19 upheavals and restrictions ? For us, it was our frequent little UK short breaks. October saw us going to Whitemead Forest Park in the Forest…

Thought I’d Tell You About …

Some of the products below are amongst my Top Beauty Products but others are just bits and bobs I’ve bought and been well-impressed with. Take a look anyway. Who knows, you may find something you really love too…. Murdock Sea…

So Many Must-Have Products

Look Fabulous Forever Bring Back Brow Shape I’m pretty sure that any woman who is browsing this site is well aware how much eyebrows fade and become more sparse with the years. This brow product, from my favourite beauty site…

One Size Tops & Magic Trousers

Magic trousers? Surely not, you’ll be saying to yourself. Magic Trousers Seriously though, there is such a thing as magic trousers and I’ve got two pairs! I wear them all the time too and they’re super comfy. And not only…

Some New 2021 Must-Haves

Skin & Tonic London Calm Clean This new organic cleanser from Boostology.co.uk is simply gorgeous. The nourishing cream melts into your skin when used with the hot cloth and smells so good. My face felt completely cleansed not just a…