Health food of the month: Olives

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With so much emphasis on healthy eating these days, it is good to know that one tasty snack and ingredient is reasonably good for us.

The humble olive is today more popular than ever, and the main harvest season is now about to take place. However, this doesn’t mean we can look forward to fresh olives arriving in the shops any day now.


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.



September Newsletter

“For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." ~ Edwin Way Teale

Traditionally September was when we started “putting our gardens to bed” but hold fast. There’s sure to be some lovely warm sun to enjoy and the wildlife will enjoy a less than tidy garden. Just start to think about moving the more tender plants and buy in some fleece. Make the most of sunny days and warm evenings as summer comes to a close.

You’ll be mostly be harvesting away this month so that you have plenty of fruit and veg to keep you going over the less productive months. Saying that, there’s still plenty to start growing, whether it be autumn cropping veg plants or quick and easy salad and leafy green seeds – you’ll have hearty meals and side dishes galore in no time!


Dobies - the keen gardener's choice for seeds, flowers and plants. Supplying a fantastic range of seed, plants, bulbs, fruit & veg and garden equipment since 1894, Dobies have become one of the most trusted gardening brands in the UK and beyond. Down to earth prices and the only choice for allotment gardeners.



Electronic Fitness -
NHS Fitness Studio

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Getting motivated to keep fit can be a challenge at the best of times. Right now, with all the restrictions in place and most public classes and clubs cancelled, maintaining enthusiasm to do any exercise or activity can be difficult.

So well done the NHS who has an easy to find Fitness Studio now running on line. It is entirely free and available 24/7.




A major study is asking for our help

Canal and river Trust App

The Canal and River Trust, which does so much to ensure we can continue to enjoy the waterways, needs our help.

The Trust has just launched a huge project which longterm they hope will ensure access to waterways continues in our ever growing cities and rural communities.




With Covid 19 still raging, don’t ignore the threat of seasonal flu

older person in hospital bed

Flu is not a minor threat to our health and we need to do everything we can to protect ourselves this winter.

In the past, flu was sometimes thought to be just a bad version of a cold. Now of course we know so much more and after Covid 19, we can understand more clearly what the world went through in 1918, when an influenza pandemic swept across the globe. This flu, which killed millions, was recorded as the most devastating infectious disease in history.




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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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. 

There is still time to book your summer break, indeed if you look below, we have some excellent deals from now until September. And for those of you who like to plan ahead, we have early booking offers too. Remember to register if you are new to Silver Travel Advisor, or existing members can simply sign in for the exclusive Silver Travel Club discounts.



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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Gardening Tips

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.

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This month you could win a 4 or 5 day break with Alfa Travel for 2 people, staying at one of 22 Leisureplex partner hotels, situated on the UK coast, from Tenby to Torquay, Scarborough to Blackpool. You’ll be picked up at a local joining point in a luxury coach and travel to your destination. The stay is on a half-board basis with excursions to surrounding attractions included.

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