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? 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 3 gorgeous grandchildren.

Win 1 of 3 James Bond Zippo Lighters

Fancy winning one of the new James Bond Zippo Lighters? Well MrandMrs50Plus have three to give away, so read on … To celebrate James Bond Day this October, Zippo are offering three lucky winners the chance to win a James…

Fancy Going For A Short Pixie Haircut?

Kathryn’s trying to decide whether or not to go for a pixie haircut … I’m  fairly sure that most of us ladies have ‘bad hair days’ fairly often. The sort of days where your hair goes all flyaway and static…

Stop Falling Over

Are you tripping up all the time? Wondering how to stop falling over? Are you a carer for someone who’s forever falling over? Don’t let a fall get you down!  Here are a few tips on how to find your feet…

My Summer Likes
Whipped Lavender & Chamomile Shea Butter Moisturiser You know, how every now and again, you come across a new product and it immediately goes on to your must-have list?  Well this has happened to me a few times this Summer.…
Green People Age Defy+

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying out the Green People Age Defy+ range and I’ve got to say I’m pretty impressed. I’ve been a fan of Green People since my days working on a parenting website.  Most…

EatFirst – Gourmet Meal Delivery

EatFirst Gourmet Meals Over the years we’ve tried a few of the various meal-delivery services that are out there but haven’t ever been won over by any of them. A few members of our family swear by Hello Fresh who…

Top 10 Uses for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is without doubt the most aromatic, healthy and tastiest of all the olive oils. But, what many people don’t know, is that Extra Virgin Olive Oil such as Morocco Gold can be used for so much more than…

Favourite Products July 2018
In brief ... Elsa's Natural Deodorant really is well worth a try if you want to move away from the old-style aluminium-based anti-perspirants. No health risks, amazing scents and so much better for you and your environment! I've always been…
Cheat’s Chocolate Fudge

We found this fudge recipe on Suzy Pelta’s amazing site. I remember Suzy winning Lorraine’s Cake Club Competition back in 2012 and I check her site regularly for great recipes. Susy’s Chocolate and Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting is…

Eyesight Getting Worse? Try a Serious Readers Reading Light!

Been looking for a decent reading light since Year Dot?  Well look no more! If you’ve found that you need to stretch your arm out to see things closely or stand by a window to read small-print then you’re probably…