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.

Renting in Retirement

Renting in retirement is enabling retired people to afford to travel extensively and live in dream retirement destinations! Renting in retirement is becoming more popular. Research from the Centre for Ageing Better[i] has highlighted there are 414,000 older people privately…

The Vale Resort & Spa – Wales

A few weeks back, we went to The Vale Resort for what I think I’ll call a micro-break.  A mini-break is at least two days by my reckoning, but we just went for an overnight stay.  We had planned on…

How to Apply Natural Looking Make Up in Your 50s

I love this clear and easy-to-follow tutorial showing how to apply a natural looking make up in your 50s. As I’m getting older, I’m finding that less is more and the natural look is much more forgiving on more mature…

Hairstyles for Older Women
So many of us have been led to believe that once you get past a certain age you simply can't have long hair.  Anyone ever told Ozzy Osbourne that?!  An ageing rocker is one thing though - it supposedly has…
So Many Presents To Buy!

When you reach a certain age, the number of people you have to buy gifts or presents for increases significantly. It isn’t just five children anymore. It’s five kids plus three partners. Brothers and sisters produce nephews and nieces and…

Where Are All The Women Over 50?

If you’re a woman and you’re in your fifties, you can’t be blamed for feeling a tad under-represented! Ok so you’re peri-menopausal, menopausal or post-menopausal (so many labels!!) and have kind of accepted the fact that you’re almost invisible to…

Make-Up To Make You Look Better

I’m forever looking at videos showing me how to put my make-up on now that I’m not as young as I used to be.  This ‘Anti Ageing Make-Up Masterclass’  video by Charlotte Tilbury is really incredible.  I love Holly and Philip’s reaction…

Private Tutoring for Extra Income with Impact Tutors

Can you really supplement your income with private tutoring? Yes you can! If you’re browsing around MrandMrs50Plus.com, the chances are you’re of an age.You may be in a full-time job knowing you have to carry on working your socks off…

Things That Made Me Go Oooooh
From make-up to top beauty products, films and books, hand creams and chocolate, clothes and holidays, you name it - every month we'll tell you about products we particularly like or love. My favourite this month is the Botanicals Hand…