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My New Career - West London Walks

My New Career - West London Walks

By Caroline MacMillan

It was my local council who, as I entered the second half of my sixth decade, unknowingly launched me into a new career.

Due to economic cutbacks some three years ago they decided that the borough's archives would be open to the public on one day only a week with one archivist available who would need to be supported by two volunteers. I had been thinking about doing some voluntary work and decided I could give half a day a month.

    Entertain the grandkids this autumn

    Fun outdoor activities to engage with the season.

    Pickwell Manor in North Devon is every kid's paradise, with tons of fun outdoor and indoor activities to appeal to their sense of curiosity and adventure. Tracey from Pickwell shares her top 10 ideas for making autumn fun.

      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.


      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.

        Winning the Short Story Competition

        by Carole Meads

        What a wonderful surprise to win the competition. What a delightful opportunity for some quality mother and daughter time in beautiful surroundings.


        Lace Making

        Hundreds of years of beautiful craftwork

        Lace making is an ancient craft and objects resembling bobbins have been found dating from Roman times but no records of their use have been found.

          Knitter Knatter

          Be part of the comeback...

          Knitting is going through a renaissance but have you ever wondered how it all began? It has such an interesting history dating back thousands of years.


          Short Story Competition Winners Announced!

          Congratulations to our winner, Carole Meads, and runners-up.

          Carole's charming and optimistic tale, Bright Penny, really shone amongst the entries; her captivating storyline brought to life by her wonderful writing style.

            Have You Ever Wanted to Write a Book?

            Many over 50s do, but don't know how to go about it

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


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            My New Career - West London Walks

            By Caroline MacMillan

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