Health food of the month: Jackfruit

jackfruitJackfruit is one of these so called “new” foods that wasn’t even heard of when we were young, but now it is increasingly being used not only by vegans and vegetarians, but in mainstream cooking as well.

The reason for its sudden rush to fame is that it is an environmentally friendly plant as well as hugely nutritious.

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Chocolate Nutella Mice

Chocolate Nutella miceThese cute mice invoke wonderful childhood memories of pick n mix but with a twist. These chocolate mice contain a sweet suprise - a chocolate nutella ganache filling. They make a great gift to share with loved ones.

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October Newsletter

Autumn has arrived, the summer flowers have faded and the leaves are starting to change colour. There’s still plenty to do in the garden so make the most of any dry sunny days.

October tasks include trimming hedges, pruning roses, planting bulbs, given the lawn a final cut and of course harvesting fruit and veg. Dead plants will need removing as will fallen leaves, weeds and other debris but please spare a thought for the wildlife and don’t make the garden too tidy. Birds, insects and amphibians will all need food and shelter if they are to survive the colder months ahead.

October is also a good month to start planning for next year. The Dobies 2020 catalogue is out now, so think about what worked well in the garden and what perhaps you need to change. Then browse the catalogue to see what delights you want to include in your 2020 garden.

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British bitterns have a voice again

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Bitterns, Britain’s loudest bird, are making a strong comeback. This is actually bigger news than it seems, for this wonderful but elusive bird has been battling extinction for decades.

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Let the sunshine into your life

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It is now known that Vitamin D is absolutely essential for our health. A lack of this vital vitamin can lead to all sorts of physical problems including heart disease and certain cancers; or even depression and schizophrenia.

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Less is more: making your home and garden nature-friendly this autumn

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Less work equals more wildlife in your autumn garden. Beth Markey, spokesperson for the RSPB, offers some top tips on how to help the wildlife that calls our autumn gardens home.

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Sponsored Article - Cosyfeet Autumn Range

Do you have extra wide or swollen feet? In this sponsored article, Cosyfeet Fitting Expert, Liz Quartley, gives her tips and hints for buying correctly fitting footwear this autumn, to help keep you well and walking.

Recommended by over 11,000 healthcare professionals, Cosyfeet footwear is designed for comfort as well as looks. Cosyfeet stock a wide range of socks, hosiery and foot comfort products too.

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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

 

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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There’s much excitement in the air at Silver Towers as we prepare for the Silver Travel Awards on 26 June at BAFTA hosted by the remarkable Dame Esther Rantzen. We have the shortlists, so all that’s left is to find out who the winners will be. You can see for yourselves if your favourites have won later in the week. 

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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.

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Enter the October Prize Draw

Karen Hardy

Win a fabulous short break for two in the Yorkshire Dales – with ballroom dancing!

This month we have a fabulous short break to be won from our partners at HF Holidays. You could be spending 3 nights in the Southern Yorkshire Dales, dancing with award-winning Karen Hardy, from the fab-u-lous Strictly Come Dancing. This special interest holiday is for dancers of all standards, so prepare to learn and improve as you glide around the ballroom under Karen’s expert tuition. There will also be ballroom classes with HF Holidays dance professionals too.

Competition closes on 31st October 2019


Win 2 Tickets to see Fascinating Aida

Entertainment at Mill Ryth

10 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Queen Elizabeth Hall

The songs are hilarious and topical - the glamour is unstoppable: Britain’s greatest cabaret trio are back with a world premiere show.

Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman return to Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall for a four-week Christmas season.

One lucky reader can win a pair of tickets to see the show this December at the Southbank Centre, London

Competition closes on 31st October 2019



Win a DVD of the Rolling Stones - Bridges To Buenos Aires Concert Film!


This previously unreleased concert film from their Bridges to Babylon Tour has been completely restored, remixed and remastered. This latest release from Eagle Rock Entertainment’s acclaimed Rolling Stones archive series will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, digital, DVD + 2CD, Blu-ray + 2CD, limited edition blue translucent 180gm triple vinyl, black 180gm triple vinyl and digital audio.

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WIN a pair of Cosyfeet footwear of your choice!

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Recommended by over 11,000 healthcare professionals, Cosyfeet footwear is designed for comfort as well as looks. Cosyfeet stock a wide range of socks, hosiery and foot comfort products too

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Win a pair of tickets to see Touching The Void


Following its critically acclaimed, sold out World Premiere in 2018, Touching The Void transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre for a strictly limited season from 9 November.

Directed by the award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on Joe Simpson's best-selling memoir, turned BAFTA-winning film, this extraordinary story charts Joe Simpson's and Simon Yates' struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes.

Life-affirming and often darkly funny, David Greig's thrilling adaptation of Touching The Void takes the audience on an epic adventure that asks how far you'd be willing to go to survive.

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Win tickets to Waitress The Musical

Now featuring Joe Sugg as Ogie for a 'strictly' limited season!

Lucie Jones stars as Jenna… Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a ground breaking, female-led creative team, this “warm, witty, wise and hilarious” (Express) hit features “one of the best scores in years” (The Stage) by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

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