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No easy cure for baldness

balding man's head

It has long been accepted that baldness, especially in men, is a natural part of ageing. For some, it starts very early but for most as the years roll past hair thickness starts to decline and many suffer from severe hair loss.



Silver Travel Advisor Article:

Are you, like me, done with airport hassle? I simply cannot stand in another queue at some ungodly hour, shoes off, clutching my trousers as now beltless, whilst trying to grapple my laptop out of my rucksack and pop my lipstick in a plastic bag that’s always too small or won’t close properly! No more can I do it. It is Great Britain for me this year. And upon investigation, there are some seriously good holiday options available.

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Health food of the month - Broad beans

sauerkrautBroad beans are not everyone’s favourite. Undercooked they can be too hard to enjoy; overcooking can mean they lose their natural flavour and texture. Sometimes the skin is left on and can make the beans chewy.


WaitroseWaitrose Cellar

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

Lemon ricotta & broad bean bruschettaBroad Bean Cannelloni Topped with MozzarellaStrawberry, mascarpone and lemon curd tart 

Anna Jones' Black Dahl

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


Chocolate Avocado TrufflesEveryone loves an indulgent treat once in a while, and we can not get enough of these delicious decadent truffles. Yes chocolate truffles! Satisfy your sweet tooth and wow your friends with these truffles. Pssst...the two magical secret ingredients...avocado and Truvía®, who’d have thought?


ITV are on the lookout for grandparents!

Anyone interested in more information can simply email or call on 0207 157 4774. 


Ageing Hipster:

Outback trip to Mt Isa
(North Queensland)

Our van and 4x4 (photo by Rose Howell)

At present my husband Ron and I are travelling in a small but spacious campervan throughout the Queensland outback. (May to July 2017).

Our journey began on the 15th May from Adelaide South Australia.



A stitch-up in August

cutting pieces of coloured fabric

Quilting and patchworking is hugely popular these days and gives a unique opportunity to play with great colours, textures and patterns to create very individual items.

So LaterLife readers might be interested in the new Festival of Quilts 2017 which is taking place from August 10th to the 13th at the NEC Birmingham this summer.



It's never too late to make a difference around the world.

man in Greece giving water to young children

The International Voluntary Service (IVS), the British branch of Service Civil International, has been sending British volunteers on international volunteering projects for almost 90 years. Every year, thousands of volunteers, of all ages and backgrounds, come together on projects in over 80 countries to promote the values of peace and solidarity.



A Dark and Stormy Night

Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were vacationing in it happens, near Transylvania . They were driving in a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It was late at night and raining very hard with thunder and lightning. Bob could barely see the road in front of the car.

Suddenly, the car skidded out of control! Bob attempted to control the car, but to no avail! The car swerved and smashed into a tree.



NEW Online Retirement Planning Courses

Many visitors will already know that LaterLife is the leading provider of open Planning Retirement Workshops.

Now we have developed a very comprehensive Online Retirement Planning course, covering both lifestyle and finance, which draws on the extensive experience of delivering face to face courses to the many thousands of delegates each year. By providing alternative paths and optional levels of detail it is applicable whether you are within a few years of retirement, in your first years of retirement, or are still 10-15 years away.


What’s more, during the launch period, we are offering newsletter subscribers a massive 50% discount on the price. Click below to find out more!

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Planning Retirement Online


Current LaterLife Articles

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LaterLife Health
LaterLife Travel
Relationship Counselling & Advice Index
All Features & Article Listings


Dear Silver Travellers

This is a packed offers newsletter, with a great variety of holiday choices and of course, there are even more on the website! You could well bag a bargain: there are some excellent deals.

Take a look too at our guest blogger opportunity, it’s your chance to write for us whilst staying at a charming hotel in Dunster, near Exmoor, or why not take the chance to win a week in Crete - hurry, our prize draw closes on 31 May.

We are busy getting ready for the Silver Travel Awards on 8 June amongst the waxworks at Madame Tussauds. You voted in your thousands, thank you, we can’t wait to find out who has won!
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Gardener's Diary

This month's Gardening Tips: Jobs to do this month and Sowing vegetable seeds

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.





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.


Chocolate Avocado TrufflesEveryone loves an indulgent treat once in a while, and we can not get enough of these delicious decadent truffles. Yes chocolate truffles! Satisfy your sweet tooth and wow your friends with these truffles. Pssst...the two magical secret ingredients...avocado and Truvía®, who’d have thought?



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

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.

Retirement Seminars, Retirement Courses and Retirement Workshops – what they are and why you need one!
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Balearic Outdoor Holidays.


To be enjoyed not endured.

We organise guided walking holidays on the enchanting Spanish islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

All walks are completely backed up and you'll feel  looked after from the minute that you arrive.

Our holidays feature achievable walking, great accommodation plus wonderfull food and drink.

Call us on freephone 0800 072 4832 or visit our website for more information.



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...



Relationship Column:

I am travelling up the Californian coast with my husband from San Diego to the Redwood National Park, via Yosemite National Park. We have seen huge trees, monumental and awesome mountains, crashing, thundering waterfalls and river rapids in full spate. But we have also met plenty of wonderfully friendly and frank people and watched plenty of TV in the evenings. 

What has surprised me during these travels is the level of anxiety expressed by all those folk we have spoken to and, I feel, encouraged by the relentless television and radio advertisements every ten minutes. 


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

Tips for safe shopping online with your tablet or smart phone
What temperature should your fridge and freezer be?
Understanding HDTV

More KNOWHOW Articles

Figure Painting Alla Prima - Demonstration Two by Philip Tyler

figure painting Philip Tyler

Alla prima, using the direct method of painting and a more impasto approach is a somewhat more risky strategy. One has to find the drawing through the painting. This is much more akin to charcoal drawing, blocking in large areas, cutting into paint, scraping away and rebuilding.


Lighthouses are meant to catch your eye, and these nine certainly deliver.
These tall, white buildings stand out against the landscape, making sure sailors by the shore stay safe.

9 stunning lighthouses to visit and stay in
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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


Health food of the month
- Broad beans

Broad beans are not everyone’s favourite. Undercooked they can be too hard to enjoy; overcooking can mean they lose their natural flavour and texture. Sometimes the skin is left on and can make the beans chewy.




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Current Competitions:

Enter the June Prize Draw

Mediterranean coast

This month you could win a fabulous MSC Cruise around the Mediterranean - you’ll be treated to a "Fantastica" experience, which gives you 24 hour room service, with no delivery charge!


Competition closes on the 30th June 2017

WIN a highly portable Charcoal Barrel BBQ from HotSpring World!

Hotspring Barrel BBQ

Your chance to WIN a highly portable Charcoal Barrel BBQ worth £50 from HotSpring World - the Hot Tub Professionals!

This BBQ is ideal for al-fresco dining at the beach or park with all your family and friends!

We have two highly portable Charcoal Barrel BBQ worth £50 EACH to give away!

Competition closes 28th June 2017

WIN tickets to see David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY Live on Stage in the West End!

Gansta Granny

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

Competition closes 29th June 2017

WIN Denial on DVD!

Denial DVD

Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to announce that DENIAL comes to DVD on 5 June 2017 (available to pre-order now from Amazon) and is available to download now. To celebrate the release, we’re giving away 1 DVD copy and a copy of Denying the Holocaust, the book by Deborah Lipstadt on which the film is based!

Competition closes 6th July 2017

WIN Steve McQueen:
The Man and Le Mans on DVD

Steve McQueen

Holllywood legend Steve McQueen made his name in The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and The Thomas Crown Affair. But it was his role as the ‘maverick cop’ in Bullitt – the film that made car chases a staple of the movie industry – that transformed McQueen into Hollywood’s golden boy by the end of the 1960s. Now he was rich enough and powerful enough to make ‘Le Mans’ - the movie that had been his passion for decades.

Competition closes 6th July 2017

WIN The Million Dollar Piano
on DVD

“The Million Dollar Piano” by the inimitable Elton John  was filmed in high definition and  is packed with Elton John classics including: “I’m Still Standing”, “Rocket Man”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Your Song”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Circle Of Life”, “Blue Eyes”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”, “Crocodile Rock”, “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” and many more.

We have 5 DVDs to give away!

Competition closes 26th July 2017