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.

Elsa’s Natural Deodorant

Elsa’s Organic Skincare Once upon a time a young woman called Henrietta decided to have a go at making her own natural deodorant.  Henrietta’s Mum’s name is Elsa. Like many women, Elsa’s daughter knew about the various risks associated with…

James T. Abbott and His Affair with UFOs

Who is James T. Abbott?  James T. Abbott was born in England back when the most sophisticated technology was a valve-based, ten-inch, grey and grey TV, when few people had a telephone in their home and when the hottest news…

June Top Picks
We all love a bit of pampering, don't we?! The Rose Tree products below are the perfect place to start when it comes to treating yourself. The scent of the Restore Travel Candle is simply divine.  And the best thing…
A Short Break at Talland Bay Hotel in Cornwall

Down a narrow, hedgerow-lined lane and really off the beaten track between Looe and Polperro you can find one of the jewels in Cornwall’s crown – Talland Bay Hotel.  The hotel perches high above Talland Bay, a rugged and almost deserted,…

Budock Vean – Luxury Hotel in Cornwall

Why exactly do we go on mini-breaks? If it’s to completely switch off, relax, spend quality time with people and eat good food in new places, then our stay in Budock Vean Hotel ticked all the boxes. Budock Vean is…

Easy Vegan Casserole

Perfect for a slow-cooker, Tanya’s Easy Vegan Casserole or Tanya’s Throw It In The Pot Recipe is below … It’s super easy to make and I swear anyone could make it. Most women who are peri-menopause, post-menopause or menopausal will…

Summer Berry Trifle

We all love a trifle, don’t we?!  And what’s better in the Summer than a Summer Berry Trifle! This recipe from ‘In The Kitchen With Kate‘ is so easy to follow – you really can’t go wrong. And  it looks…

Who Is The Quintastic Sharon Trotter?

Mrs 50 Plus spoke to mother of five Sharon Trotter about her family and why she became a Midwife, Parenting Consultant and founder of TIPS Ltd. Who exactly is Sharon Trotter and what do you do? Before I answer that…

Over 55s Have a More Balanced Life

Apparently if you are over 55 you are  more likely to lead a balanced life than your younger counterparts. New research from Viking Cruises reveals that surprisingly the over 55s are leading  happier, healthier lives than those aged 18-34. The…

Home Sitting is Helping Us Make The Most Out Of Early Retirement

Why becoming homesitters and home sitting all over the world, is helping us make the most out of early retirement by Karen and Neil Oddy … New research has found that over half of Britons long to change their job…