Kathryn
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I'm Kathryn, aka Mrs C. I'm an empty-nester with a passion for reading and travelling. Biggest headaches now I'm in my 60s? Chronic Pain, multifocal contacts, varifocal glasses and a left ear which simply doesn't work!. Best thing about being older - my gorgeous grandchildren and lots of time to spend with Mr. C.

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…

Granola – Best Breakfast Ever

Granola Recipe We love this granola recipe from The Scarlet Hotel in Cornwall. It tastes delicious and if you go and stay there, the view you have when you’re eating your breakfast will make it the best breakfast ever! The…

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…