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Mabels...For the over 50's

 

Do you blow your top when trying to remove the top of a jar

We purchase a product we shall need, and when that need arises WE CANNOT REMOVE IT FROM ITS CONTAINER. Why do manufacturers think that as our age increases so does our strength? more >>>


Lifestyle - The choice is yours

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organization for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. U3As Offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects in such fields as art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking.
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ORGANISATIONS TO ADD ANOTHER DIMENSION TO YOUR RETIREMENT

A question for the Ladies! What is the largest organization for women in England and Wales, which has approximately 230,000 members and has been running since 1915? more >>>


Travel insurance, tips, advice & resources

So after much deliberation we have chosen the holiday destination, sorted out the flights, and already we are picturing ourselves languishing on warm sands with the inviting blue sea stretching before us, and we just have the minor formality of the holiday travel insurance and then all the arrangements will be complete. more >>>


APRIL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! - BUT DON'T BE AN APRIL FOOL !

In other words 'do not give the government the tax on the interest received on your hard earned savings - keep it (and this is hard to believe) with the government's blessing'. more >>>



Christmas is over and as is usual at this time of the year we are left with an expanded waistline and a diminished bank balance. (Wouldn't it be great if, just for once, the situation was reversed and we could greet the New Year with a diminished waistline and an expanded bank balance?). more >>>


OH, DOCTOR I'M IN TROUBLE! (OH, GOODNESS, GRACIOUS ME!) - HOW DO I ACTUALLY GET TO SEE YOU ??

I have just seen the headline in my daily newspaper "Millions can't get to see their GP". This appears to be the damaging side effect of the government's aim that patients should be able to see their doctor within 48 hours, and if Practices keep within this government target they qualify for a cash reward. more

 


TOP TIPS FOR THE ELDERLY TO START YOU OFF IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

1. Don't begrudge spending money on your own comfort, health and quality of life. You deserve it!
AND FOR THE OVER-60'S -

The government's annual fuel allowance of £200 is meant to be used for our warmth and comfort, and to ease the worry of the increased heating bill.
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COULD A SLIM, HEALTHIER YOU BE JUST A TICK AWAY ? ? ?

"DO NOT TRY TO SLIM". JUST PUT TICKS IN THE APPROPRIATE COLUMNS AND IF THE FIRST COLUMNS ARE FULL OF TICKS AND THE COLUMNS ON THE RIGHT ARE PRETTY WELL DEVOID OF TICKS,THEN YOU WILL HAVE LOST WEIGHT WITHOUT EFFORT AND WITH THE ADDED BONUS THAT YOU WILL BE EATING HEATHILY, AND YOUR ENERGY AND SKIN TONE WILL ALSO PERK UP.
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Holiday tips & advice - Money saving,packing & more...

So, what reason do YOU have for not taking that well deserved break? Can't afford it? more


 

Nostalgia & Tips and things ….

She used her old tights (legs only) for crocheting bath mats, and, whilst the crocheting bug was still with her, used up the rest of her old tights by treating the dog to a new cover for the inside of its basket. more



Mabel's 'Be-Able' - Tips and things

Well, here we are just a few weeks after the Christmas celebrations and already they seem in the distant past and all we are left with are happy memories (I hope), a few pounds heavier and lots and lots of sterling pounds lighter. more


 

HOBBIES/INTERESTS/PASTIMES . . .

HOBBIES is a word that has such a pleasurable and contented ring about it - hobbies, something that you enjoy doing and adds to the quality of your life. Perhaps like me, you envisaged retirement as a time to at last indulge yourself with all the hobbies and interests which had to be pushed into the background during the hectic years of working and looking after the family, only to discover that retirement is just as hectic and that it is still a job to fit in hobbies. more


A whiff of Nostalgia…

I was immediately whisked back to my childhood and to the wonderful sight of fields of yellow cowslips and of that never-to-be-forgotten smell of the untouched perfume of wild cowslips mixed with the clean country air. more

 


VITAMINS AND MINERALS

As promised, here is an over-view of the main essential vitamins and minerals, BUT, rather than take them in isolation it is better to take a good multi-vitamin and mineral tablet aimed specifically at the over 50s. more...

 


BODY AND SOUL - KEEPING IT TOGETHER!

It is said that the first thing a man does when he wakes in the morning is to look out of the window to see how the weather has changed overnight, and the first thing a women does on waking is to look in the mirror to see what the night has done to her face. more...

 

 


FINANCES ….WOULD YOU LIKE SOMETHING FOR NOTHING?

Do you still go shopping with cash in your bag and at the same time worry about whether you are going to be mugged, have your purse stolen, etc? more...

 


 

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