Mid-life career change – an encore, ‘manopause’ or regular mid-life crisis?

For those with the ability to choose a career change mid-life it can be refreshing new start, although the decision doesn’t come easily. The Americans call it an ‘encore’. The Brits, rather uncharitably, call it a mid-life crisis –...

Every picture tells a story

He may not have realised it at the time, but Derek Ridgers’ ‘casual snaps of interesting-looking people’ would serve as a unique visual record of subcultural style. Derek Ridgers is a documentary portraiture photographer, best known for his images...

Punk vicar – when your Rev is a rebel

The Reverend Ravi Holy, 48 and married with 14-year-old twins, is the vicar of Wye, a popular, pretty village in East Kent. He is also a former Satanist, anarchist, drug addict and punk, who lived in a squat, defaced church visitors’ books and lay...

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...

The Tonic Podcast: Having kids later in life

Both comedian Simon Evans, and his friend Ross, had children later in life and now in their 50s find themselves with young families. They take a light hearted look at the issues they face and talk about keeping up with their kids. Share...

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