Health food of the month: Barley

field of barleyWhile barley is still popular in America, here in the UK barley, apart from its use in beer making, no longer features highly in modern life. This is a shame as it is a super nutritious food that offers all sorts of great benefits.

However you use it, with its excellent nutritional properties and unique flavour, it is definitely worth considering adding barley to your diet.

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Ultimate Summer Berry Cake by Lily Vanilli

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August Newsletter

Gardening is all about planning and August is when we ruly get to reap what we sow. After all the effort put into the garden earlier in the year, now is when we gather cut flowers for the house and enjoy feasts of homegrown fruit, veg and herbs. During August we get to sit out and enjoy what we have created – it makes those blisters all worthwhile!

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Monopoly: the bird board game set to soar

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Have fun and help the RSPB

The family favourite game Monopoly has had a wildlife makeover by the RSPB. Instead of becoming a property mogul, you can now turn your hand to nature conservation and protecting birds.

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Some raw food can be dangerous

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Healthy eating, don’t over cook, fresh and raw food have maximum nutrients... We are inundated with advice now on what we should eat to keep healthy and fit. Amongst all this information some of us have gained a perception that raw food is best; add fresh broccoli and spinach with orange juice in your juice maker for a really healthy drink and so on.

But there are quite a few foods which really should not be eaten raw.

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Holidays you can Trust

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Most of us will have heard of the National Trust, Britain’s ever popular charity that looks after all the special places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.With its historic houses, castles, ancient monuments, gardens and nature reserves, most of us will have visited a National Trust property at some time in our lives. But what a lot of people don’t know is that the National Trust also do holidays.

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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.

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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

 

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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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field of barley

Health food of the month: Barley

While barley is still popular in America, here in the UK barley, apart from its use in beer making, no longer features highly in modern life. This is a shame as it is a super nutritious food that offers all sorts of great benefits.

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