Health food of the month: Brown and White foods

Slices of brown and white breadMost of us know brown foods are better than white, but the reasoning behind this isn’t always fully understood. We probably know that there is more fibre in brown than white, but in fact there are other advantages too.

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Easter Bunny Bread RollsLakeland are the leading supplier in kitchen and homewares and we've teamed up with them to bring you a selection of vegetarian recipes.

Easter Bunny Bread Rolls

 

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Ultimate Summer Berry Cake by Lily Vanilli

Ultimate Summer Berry Cake by Lily VanilliThis Ultimate Summer Berry Cake recipe has been created especially by Lily Vanilli. If you're looking for a sponge cake made with the best ingredients for the best flavour, this one is for you. Lily has adorned this beautiful cake with buttercream and fresh flowers making it a really pretty bake. This cake recipe is perfect if you've got friends round for a coffee. 

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June Newsletter

After a seemingly endless winter and disappointingly cold spring, summer has finally arrived! Cold nights and cheeky late frosts have ended, and we can throw open doors and windows, bringing the outside in. Hopefully.

Now is the time to plant out summer bedding to keep lawns looking tidy and to deadhead bedding and perennial plants, thus keeping them flowering. And the really good news is that, if you haven’t done so already, you can now cut back those straggly and yellowing daffodil leaves without doing any harm to next year’s display!

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Discover Britain’s musical legends on the trail of Rocketman

A live music performance, a band on stage with a very bright light show, during a gig. A music festival in London. Fireworks. Visit Britain Paul Underhill

Britain is a cultural mecca for music fans, and whether you’re visiting London or Liverpool, there’s a musical experience that perfect for you.

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The lovely scene of flags flying above British churches

Union flag above a church

The flags flown above British churches may not all be the same.

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Will a new 5G mobile be dangerous for your health?

New 5G phone

There seems no conclusive evidence on the safety of the new 5G.

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Canal & River Trust launches waterways plastics challenge

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Call to ‘act local’ to stop plastics entering the UK’s rivers and canals and ending up in the world’s oceans

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Promoting health and physical activity in older age

Northumbria University is conducting research into positive retirement transition, and they need you!

They are currently looking to recruit participants for a longitudinal study, who are planning to retire soon or have recently retired. You can help future retirees in planning for a healthy retirement both physically and mentally.

Find out more here

 

One Traveller

Single Traveller Holidays - One Traveller

Long haul with IanWelcome to One Traveller who are new to LaterLife.

One Traveller is a family-run company that offers a very personal service on each of our specially created holidays for mature single travellers.

From river cruises, to touring holidays, to classical music and operatic festivals and the rhythms of the US Deep South, safari drives and visits to world-renowned landmarks. There is a One Traveller holiday for everyone and we would be delighted for you to take the plunge and join our family!

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Silver Travel Tips:

The thought of taking a holiday by yourself might appear more than a touch brave, and you’re right! However, we are frequently told that once that first trip is under your belt, nothing could be simpler and you’ll wonder what took you so long. Here are our suggestions for getting started.   

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Thought that your walking holiday days were over?
Please think again.

Menorca Walking HolidaysBalearic Outdoor Holidays are Europe’s leading specialist for walking holidays "to be enjoyed not endured "on the Spanish Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Menorca. We organise holidays for couples, singles and groups alike.

We’ve been organising fully guided walking holidays on these 2 islands for 16 years and have always aimed ourselves at the easier end of the walking holiday market. Our walks are fully guided, backed up with a vehicle tracing the route and are all of around 6 miles in distance. Great accommodation plus wonderful food and wine are also very much a part of our holiday package.

Having said that, people who first enjoyed our holidays 15 years ago when they were in their 60’s are now in their mid to late 70’s and many have told us that even walking 6 miles a day has become a daunting proposition. Balearic Outdoor Holidays is a family business that’s always viewed its guests as friends and nobody likes to lose a friend. 

For this reason and without wishing to alienate any of our customers who enjoy our existing walking holidays, we’ve decided to launch a softer walking product for 2019. For these holidays, we’ll be walking between 3 and 4 miles a day on generally flat or downhill terrain and these holidays will include some sightseeing. 
Other than this, the content of our softer walking holidays will be more or less the same. The walks will be fully guided with 2 guides and a backup vehicle should anyone need a ride along the way. The holiday accommodation is always handpicked and of a high level. It goes without saying that as with any of our holidays, the food and wine is fantastic as well. Also, with the walks being shorter, you’ll have an extra hour in bed!! 

Menorca Walking HolidaysOur “softer” walking holidays for 2019 will take place during the following weeks: 

Friday 15th March – Mallorca 
Friday 31st May – Menorca
Friday 13th September – Menorca (singles only)

The holiday price of £989 includes the following:

7 nights bed and breakfast. 
6 wonderful meals (These will be a combination of lunches and suppers. On the days where our meal is in the evening, a picnic will be provided. All wine is included with our meals). 
5 fully guided walks. 
Airport transfers and all other required transport.
Tea, coffee and biscuits during each walk. 
Drinking water.

If this type of holiday appeals to you, why not send us an email or call us on freephone 0800 072 4832. 
We look forward to hearing from you. 

John and Carolyn.
balearicoutdoorholidays.com

 

Silver Travel Book Club


The very best of travelling and reading!

We know you love travelling, and we also know that many Silver Travellers are just as passionate about books. So what could be better than combining both, and giving you the chance to win a book each month? 

Literary Editor, Andrew Morris, runs the friendly Silver Travel Book Club where each month we pick a book about a different destination and with a travel theme. We invite you to join in the conversation, and two lucky Silver Travel Book Club readers can win one of two free copies each month.

 

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For the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we pause to honour the servicemen who fought in World War 2, and follow the progress of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Boudicaa, specially chartered by The British Legion to take around 250 servicemen on a commemorative Voyage of Remembrance to Le Havre. 

Back at Silver Towers, it is with great pleasure that we announced the finalists for the Silver Travel Awards! We are looking forward to the Awards event on 26 June at BAFTA, where the winners will be presented with their trophies by Dame Esther Rantzen. To hear about the awards as they happen, take a look at our Facebook page on the night. And we have just a handful of free places remaining for Silver Travellers to attend. Do get in touch with the team if you would like to be there with us. 

Take a look too at our newly updated YouTube channel, with a variety of short destination and themed videos. It’s a great place to get a flavour of what is on offer, you might get some new ideas too! 

Have you considered a UK break this year? Or maybe a trip to Guernsey might be the answer, a short journey away, with the comforts of home yet a wonderful French feel, and a jolly mild climate. A favourite here at Silver Towers!

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Volunteers' Stories

Founded in 1931, IVS is a non-profit organisation that promotes peace and social justice through volunteering.

This article series will bring you stories from their volunteers about their inspirational experiences...

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In association with The Royal Horticultural Society - the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

Enjoy a year of gardening inspiration with RHS membership!

Join the RHS today and you’ll enjoy free, year-round entry to more than 200 spectacular gardens*, including the four RHS Gardens where you can bring a family guest for free each time you visit. Plus, enjoy exclusive access to RHS Shows, a monthly copy of The Garden magazine (worth £54 per year), personalised gardening advice from RHS experts and much more.

All this is yours from just £44.25 when you pay by Direct Debit.

Join online or call 020 3176 5820 quoting 3938.

*Ts & Cs apply – please see above link for details.

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Read about the LaterLife Retirement Planning & Finance web site. A valuable resource for you and your children.

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Maggi's Relationship Column


You say you are struggling to come to terms not so much with your 21-year-old son leaving home as the way he did it.

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RSPB

Passionate about nature, dedicated to saving it.

This article series will bring you top-class feature content, expert advice on how to find the UK's best wildlife and provide a home for nature in your garden, plus the latest news from the RSPB's conservation work.

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A series focused on helping us enjoy technology products for years to come.

How to make a strong password
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Slices of brown and white bread

Health food of the month: Brown and White foods

Most of us know brown foods are better than white, but the reasoning behind this isn’t always fully understood. We probably know that there is more fibre in brown than white, but in fact there are other advantages too.

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Retirement Workshops

Retirement Seminars, Retirement Courses and Retirement Workshops – what they are and why you need one!

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