Nigel Crawford
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Affectionately known as Mr C, I'm a fifty-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 driving and sipping a cold beer when the time allows (not together, of course!).

Wanna Dance?

Don’t give up on this video clip.  Just keep watching!!  It’s only a short clip.  You’ll feel much better for it. We realise that we’ve been bogging you down in a whole heap of mundane over the last couple of…

The Beauty of Yorkshire by Rail
Those who know Yorkshire will know that there’s a significant railway heritage associated with both York and its namesake county.  We recently took a trip down memory lane to see what the area had to offer.  Our trip took in…
The Braun ActivScan™ 9 Blood Pressure Monitor

We’ve been pretty good when it comes to health monitoring. We’ve had a basic electronic blood pressure monitor called ‘Sphygmo’ for several years now.  We use him quite frequently to keep on top of things and to be able to…

A River Cruise in France With Great Rail Journeys

We all love a bit of an adventure, especially a travel adventure.  As regular readers will no-doubt be aware, we had our BIG adventure in 2017.  Last week, however, we had an adventure of a completely different kind.  We went…

Are You Planning For Retirement?

Have you got plenty of retirement plans? Are you seriously planning for retirement? Well here’s why it might be time to be a bit more selfish with your money! Many of us have plans for our retirement, whether it’s travelling…

Campervan Fun with the Volkswagen California Ocean

Mr and Mrs 50 Plus dipped their toes into the world of campervans recently with the versatile Volkswagen California Ocean. Mrs C has had a strange fascination with campervans and motorhomes for quite a few years now.   It was probably…

A House Declutter

We’re thinking of selling our house! That sounds quite positive, exciting, even romantic in some eyes. To me, as soon as the For Sale board went up alarm bells started ringing very loudly in my head. The actual moving bit…

Moorland Garden Hotel

Tucked away just off the Tavistock Road, north of Plymouth is one of the nicest surprises we’ve had in a while.  The Moorland Garden Hotel is nestled just at the bottom end of Dartmoor and is a real haven of…

Eyejusters – Adjustable Reading Glasses

You’ll no-doubt at some point hear many a 50 plusser droning on about their ever-failing eyes and watch them fumble with their various specs scattered around the place.  So, what are these Eyejusters things? Here’s my problem: I can read…

Alcatel U5 HD Smartphone

 Nigel tells us what he thinks of the Alcatel U5 HD smartphone … Phones nowadays are bordering on the phenomenal.  There’s considerably more processing power in the average smartphone today than NASA had to get a man onto the moon…