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SHORT STORY COMPETITION

SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Win a weekend stay in a Brecon Cottage

Brecon Beacon Holiday Cottages are offering a weekend stay in a fabulous stone cottage with breathtaking views across the Usk Valley.

First Prize

Cynfin Old House is a beautifully renovated seventeenth century cottage featuring locally grown oak floors, stairs, doors and windows. It sits on the slopes of the Black Mountains, just 3 miles from Crickhowell, a truly idyllic rural location looking out across the valley to the Brecon Beacons.

    Adventure caving for the over 50s

    by Jamie Gibbs - resident blogger for Confused.com

    Taking part in an adventure sport is a great way to spend a holiday, no matter who you are.

      A Dog's Tale

      by Hazel Dinnen

      A short tale of a dog's adventure, written by professional dog walker and member of our over 50s Facebook group, GiddyCafe.


      Over 50s Hobbies: Running with Your Dog

      Is your dog getting obese?

      With growing concern about an obesity epidemic amongst pets, the finger is sometimes pointed at overweight owners. Running with your dog is a great way for you to both stay fit.

        Top Five Apps for Over 65s

        There's more to apps than Angry Birds and SnapChat...

        Smartphone apps aren't all aimed at the young, there really is an app for everyone - from puzzles to recipes and much more. We round up the top five with Puzzler.


        Make OurPlace, Your Place

        Ageing is something each and every one of us tackle in our own unique way.

        Times are evolving for the over 50s and with technology changing how we live our lives, the chasm between the values held between the older generation and young has never appeared so great.

          Hobbies for Women over 50 and over 60

          From Hand Embroidery to Hatha Yoga

          Ideas to express, skills to learn, things to do, places to see, people to meet, beauty to behold.


          Hobbies for Men Over 50 and Over 60

          From Wine Tasting to Helping Honey Bees

          Ideas, inspiration and challenges for men looking for a great new hobby or interest.

            Meet Me at the Albany

            An innovative day club for over 60s in SE London

            Led by artists based at the Albany Arts Centre, this creative day club for over 60s is breaking boundaries in London.


            Have You Ever Wanted to Write a Book?

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            Self-publishing is the buzz word within the publishing industry. Jane Rowland, from Matador, a leading UK self-publishing company explains why.

              Oh My Giddy Aunt book

              Great Hobbies for Men Over 50 and Over 60

              Great Hobbies for Women Over 50 and Over 60

              PHOTO SAFARI

              Photo safari specialists Africa in Focus have a range of mobile camping safaris that take in Africa's most iconic destinations and wildlife such as the Gorillas of Kigali, the Rift Valley and the spectacular Victoria Falls. Find out more about a photo safari to these destinations and others ...

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              SHORT STORY COMPETITION

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              Have your Antiques Valued

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              See the spectacular Snowdrops at Welford Park

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              Enamels and Enamelling in the Modern Era

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