A celebration of midlife marriage

It seems that St Valentine isn’t the patron saint of spring chickens alone. When Christabel Bradley recently told The Tonic about her experience of mid-life marriage, we had a fabulous response from readers sharing their own stories of finding true...

Smoke or drink too much? The health issues that mean you’ll get a better pension deal

The root cause of the pension crisis that is currently affecting the majority of people retiring in the UK is health: in general, we are simply living too long. Better lifestyles and medical treatment mean huge advances in life expectancy. Today, a...

Got a story to tell? Here’s how to get it out there…

As the old saying goes, everyone has a book in them. Fancy yourself as a novelist? Want to put your memoirs in print, or tell your family’s story? It’s never been so easy to publish your own words… As well as changing the way we read, the digital...

Would you log on to find love?

GSOH ASAP! Online dating newbies Carol, 55, and Jeremy, 62, share glimpses of their dating diaries – the lows, the highs, and the little swipe lies… CAROL Carol Gardener, from Surrey, says: ‘The idea of meeting someone through the internet once made...

Confessions of a fashion-forward fifty-something

“Everyone, I’ve found, has view about what I should wear and what’s appropriate for my age” Hello, my name’s Erika, I’m 55 and I wear faux fur, bright red lipstick and over-the-knee boots (not necessarily all at the same...

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