The A-Z of sleep… for the over 50s

As we age, we experience a change in our sleep patterns. It can be frustrating, but a little understanding and a handful of tips can go a long way towards helping… A is for alcohol As we age, we often find it harder to get to sleep, and it’s...

Being a lone ranger – why travelling alone could be the best gift you give yourself

Always wanted to go sales shopping in New York, enjoy a gondola trip in Venice or ride a camel in the Sahara Desert but were too afraid to go it alone? If you do one new thing this year, give yourself the gift of solo travel. Maybe you’re newly...

Are we ready for the new lessons life still has for us?

Life is one long learning experience. I remember seeing an amazing guide to life on the back door of the toilet of my former wife’s parents’ house (her father was an Oxford professor) which had something about never being too old to learn, and...

Will we ever get married?

I always cry at weddings. I’m a sucker for romance and I love the moment when two are finally pronounced one. But at a wedding last summer my tears fell for an entirely different reason: envy. The happy couple repeated the words that would make them...

The geeks strike back: Why a love of sci-fi and fantasy should be celebrated to infinity and beyond

Damian Holmes explores the pop-culture phenomenon of science fiction and fantasy among older enthusiasts in their 50s and older, and reasons why it should be without a stigma for the later generations of fans I have a confession to make: I love Dr...

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