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It’s Important to Keep Earning

Earning is the first of the Four Autonomies to give you a Second Bite of the Cherry We’ve looked at Enlightened Thrift – how all the important things in life are free,…

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Understanding Women – Tony Drury’s Monday Moan

I’m 71 years old and so it’s early days but I still haven’t got my head around understanding women. My pal said to his wife, “that was lovely meal”. She replied: “Aren’t…

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Baby Names – Tony’s Monday Moan

This week my Monday Moan is all about Baby Names … To start though … You will earn my sincere respect if you can provide the FULL title of the Duke and…

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A 70th Birthday With Feet Eating Fish!

What did I buy my wife for her 70th birthday? You’ve guessed. A visit to a Spa. Generous to a fault. We’ve been in Cala Bona, in Majorca (Tui Travel: Hotel Alicia:…

A Positive Mindset Can Give You A Second Bite of the Cherry

A positive mindset really does make the difference between misery and joy. As we get older, the glass can seem half empty, and draining relentlessly year by year. But I can tell…

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Approaching The Big Five 0

Years ago, it felt like it would be a big deal to hit being 50. But now it’s on this summer’s horizon, I realise it’s really just another birthday. A big birthday,…

Tim Drake, our resident optimist
The Optimist

I’m an optimist.  For me the glass isn’t half full. It’s two thirds full. I believe that because it’s true. It’s my reaction to the miserablist media who try to brainwash us…

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We Took a Silver Gap Year
We Took a Silver Gap Year As a couple approaching our ‘middle years’, we had talked many times about our hopes and aspirations.  What would we do when we retire? When would…
Tony Drury
Damn it – I’m ageing
I’m bloody ageing and I hate it. A schoolgirl offered me her seat on the tube train the other day. I accepted it because I was feeling rather tired. Everybody stared at…
Mr and Mrs 50 Plus
Crossing the 50 Plus Line
There are many transitions in a person’s lifetime.  Some are life-changing; like puberty, getting your first job, buying your first house, having your first child, divorce (shock, horror!) to name a few.…


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Here on our Quintastic Blog you can read our thoughts, rants, raves and opinions.

Mr and Mrs 50 Plus will be having their say and other guest bloggers will occasionally pop up too.

We All Love a Rant

Let’s face it we all love a rant and most of us like to sing the praises of something that’s particularly impressed us. Sometimes we just want to ‘talk’!

Whether it’s because our utility company is being an obnoxious pain in the you know what, we’ve loved a film or had a fantastic holiday.

There’ll be regular stuff to get you thinking about everyday life, perhaps occasionally with a hint of a growl, but more often than not with a smile and a tongue in cheek.

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