Nigel Crawford
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Affectionately known as Mr C, and more recently "Bamps" to 4 little'uns, I'm a sixty-something whose kids have flown the nest and I now spend my time working with Mrs C on our different projects. I've visited over 75 different countries and love travelling. I enjoy road trips and sipping a cold beer when the time allows (not together, of course!).

Winter Sun Made Easy

Most people would agree that the UK winter can sometimes seem long and tiresome. The dark evenings, the rain, the cold. They all add up to feelings of desire for something a little more pleasant. A winter sun holiday perhaps?…

The Daffodil Hotel – Luxury In The Lakes

The Daffodil Hotel is on a route much-trodden for us, having a daughter and two grandsons living in northern Scotland. We’re up and down that M6 several times a year and even though we occasionally do the journey in one…

Penally Abbey – Impromptu Luxury

We recently spent a night at the gorgeous Penally Abbey Hotel Mrs 50Plus LOVES Instagram! She really does. She’ll deny it every inch of the way though, but even after deliberately removing the app from her phone I still occasionally…

BMI? BMR? Whatever!

“Mr Moan, please, I can help you” suggested Eva his partner. Mr Moan, the founder of the British United National Kingdom Party (BUNK) grimaced as he stood on the medical scales and heard a voice utter the dreaded verdict. “Your…

Travelling in France

Geographically, our nearest neighbour is just a stone’s throw away yet many overlook the delights travelling in France has to offer. Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of Paris or the quaint fishing ports on the Biscay coast, the rolling…

A Winter Trip To London

It seems like ages since we last visited London.  Since the start of the dreaded pandemic, travelling around has been much more difficult – and more expensive!  However, we decided that because we had a reason to travel up, we’d…

Guernsey – Charm and Quality

Following a couple of quite surreal years, regular travellers Mr and Mrs 50 Plus dipped their toes back into the holiday mode with a mini break to the beautiful island of Guernsey. Sitting far closer to France than the UK,…

Make Some Extra Cash With Matched Betting

Matched betting is a term I’d heard a couple of times and from the outset I kind of understood what it was about; using free bets offered by bookmakers to offset and profit from cash bets placed on sports events.…

Cruising The Thames With Le Boat

Taking a cabin cruiser from Le Boat on a voyage down the Thames is an adventure of a different kind. We’d been watching the weather forecast for a couple of weeks and everything was pointing towards a glorious week. We…

Narrowboating With Drifters

Embarking on a narrowboating holiday with Drifters is a breeze.  Whether you’re an experienced hand or a complete novice, narrowboat holidays are something to enjoy.  They’re neither a challenge nor a chore if approached purely and simply for what they…