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.

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…

Kathryn’s Favourite Beauty Products April
I'm forever googling Favourite Beauty Products and it seems as if everyone talks about the same few things all the time.  Hopefully there are a few here that you haven't heard of.   I genuinely do love a Sleep Spray or…
Gx Suspension Pillow™

Bought myself a new pillow last week, called a Gx Suspension Pillow, and touch wood, so far, I’m loving it. It might just end up as THE pillow for me. And boy have I tried plenty. From foam to feather,…

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…