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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.

The 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.


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        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

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            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

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              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

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

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


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                    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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