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Challenge Regional Winner:

Read about our Regional winner for the South East of England was Pete Robertson

Thank you to everyone who entered this year.

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Health food of the month - Sardines

Sardines are a tasty food, affordable, available all year round and very easy to prepare. Most of us today also know that oily fish, including sardines, are very good for us. So why aren’t sardines given a higher status?



Take a look at this month's recipe inspiration for starters, mains and desserts.


Ageing Hipster Travel:

Getting the best seat on the plane...



What was the top hit when you were born?

The other day we were introduced to Play your Birthday Song and it was such fun we thought we would share it with you on LaterLife.



The Euro In Europe

Check your currency before your travel Much of Europe does not use the euro


Planning Retirement Online


Current LaterLife Articles

You'll find in the boxes below below links to the current editions of each of our various articles or special features, or you can jump straight to main sections like Health & Travel here:

LaterLife Health
LaterLife Travel
Relationship Counselling & Advice Index
Article Archive


Gardener's Diary

Gardening Jobs this month: Sowing hardy annuals in spring

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



Beyond the Headlines: The Forgotten Mourners

By Jeanne Davis, written in her usual thought provoking and entertaining style

This month Jeanne looks at why a grandparent's grief can be especially devastating - and lonely


Gina John


Home exercise and Rehab

Contributed by Gina John, Registered Osteopath &Pilates Practitioner at The Osprey Clinic.

Click here for Gina's exerise and rehab index.


Have a look at some of the latest job opportunities

or read's article about Finding a job when you are over 50.

Including new innovative project assignment approach from

Meatpacks - Get an exclusive 10% Discount with LaterLife

Meatpacks deliver high quality, value for money meat delivered straight to your doorstep.

To get 10% off at Meatpacks just type in the code laterlife99 at the checkout.

Not valid with items in the following categories: Special Offers, Customer Orders & Redeem Vouchers.

Health food of the month - Sardines

Sardines are a tasty food, affordable, available all year round and very easy to prepare. Most of us today also know that oily fish, including sardines, are very good for us. So why aren’t sardines given a higher status?


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

If you have friends or relations in South Africa let them know about LaterLife South Africa

Sally Smith

Sally Smith

LaterLife features editor

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Relationship Column:

This month Maggi looks at being at your wit's end, in this case when a son's girlfriend lacks respect for others.


This brand new series will be introducing new technologies as well as helping us enjoy and make the most of new products for years to come

This month we look at taking better pictures with compact cameras.


LaterLife TechnoFile

Technofile will help you to understand some of the bewildering array of technology available today, and possibly help to keep up with your grandchildren!

This month: Wearable Smart Tech


YoucandoIT is a Question and Answer series written by Jackie Sherman focusing on computer queries.


Art Masterclass:
How to Paint a Simple Tree using Acrylic Paints

Each month LaterLife presents a feature from either The Artist or its sister publication, Leisure Painter. 


LaterLife Travel

Award winning travel writers, broadcasters and photographers Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan spotlight destinations and topics in the Travel Guide

Hugh Taylor Moira McCrossan

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Designed for the more mature traveller and covers single trip insurance up to age 85 and annual policies up to age 75.

Click here for further information and to obtain a quotation


Retirement Planning & FinanceA fresh approach to providing financial information

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

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LaterLife Interest Extras

Enter the March Prize Draw

It's very simple to enter our exciting prize draw at Silver Travel Advisor and if you sign up as new member, you will be rewarded with £20 discount from Superbreak too*!

This month the winner of our super prize could be holidaying in one of six countries, including the USA, the UK, Canada, Ireland, France or Australia and staying in a luxury holiday home. The number of people you can accommodate will depend on the property you choose. This is a unique opportunity to sample the delights of International Vacation Home Exchange staying in a stunning house from IVHE Prime Time in a fabulous location! With space and all the equipment you need, this is a great way to have a truly personal holiday.

Competition closes on the 31st March 2015

Poor Sleep and Chronic Illness Go Hand-In-Hand

Imagine a pan fire starting in your kitchen. If you were to throw water on that fire, it would only spread the flames. Throwing even more water on it would make it even worse, creating a vicious cycle that could be devastating to your home. It turns out that poor sleep and chronic illness are very similar.

Relax, you’re sailing on Europe’s most LUXURIOUS river cruise line

If you’re looking to embark on a river cruise full of discovery that doesn’t compromise on luxury, Scenic Tours are the ultra-all-inclusive solution.

Your Space Music Lessons

Have you ever wanted to play the piano?

If you are interested in piano lessons from Your Space Music Lessons, try booking a free taster session. During this 20 minute session you can discuss your thoughts and aspirations and consider if piano lessons are for you.

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LaterLife Interest Extras articles

Current Competitions

The UK's most beloved bear, PADDINGTON, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on 23 March 2015 - and to celebrate - we have Blu-rays and limited edition Paddington books signed by none other than the Paddington creator himself - Michael Bond - up for grabs for four lucky winners!

Competition closes on the 12th April 2015

By popular demand the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation. Perrier Award-winning comedian, writer and original star of Grumpy Old Women Jenny Eclair will be joined by fellow recruits Susie Blake (Mrs Brown's Boys BBC One, Coronation Street, ITV1) and actress and singer Kate Robbins (Where The Heart Is ITV1, Casualty BBC One) in this brand spanking new show.

Competition closes on the 31st March 2015