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The Celtic Manor Hotel

Pampering at The Celtic Manor Resort

The Amalfi Coast
A Guide to 5 of Europe’s Best Destinations for Over 50s

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Mawgan Porth Beach
The Bedruthan Hotel

Bedruthan Hotel is an imposing, impressive building set in one of Cornwall’s most impressive locations. …

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Some of the Best Foods for the Immune System
The immune system: our very own biological fortress against illness and infection. If only that was the case, some will gripe.  For these systems – far from protecting us – often seem to let us down, opening the floodgates to…
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 we retire? Why should we retire? One thing…
How Did I Get These?

“In 1990, at the height of my Fitness Instructor career, when I was 38 years of age, my lovely and wise GP told me: “My dear, your left hip has the onset of osteo-arthritis!”  “This could not be right!”, my…

Charles Gulland – The Glamping Man

There’s a famous line in Lawrence of Arabia – “Big things have small beginnings”. When a boy who was born in Galloway eventually becomes a successful national business owner, this famous phrase really does ring true! Charles spent his childhood…

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 me. Turning seventy was humiliating. The DVLA wrote…
Managing Arthritis and Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis (OA) or ‘wear and tear’ arthritis is the most common joint condition, thought to affect over 8 million people in the UK. It causes pain, swelling and stiffness in a joint and can affect any joint in the body.…
Kerala – True Beauty in India

Last year we visited a part of India that not many people know about – Kerala. Kerala proved to be an enlightening and memorable place where we met the friendliest of people, saw some truly impressive landscapes and immersed ourselves…