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Challenge Regional Winner:

Read about our Regional winner for Scotland - Christine Ainley

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Health food of the month - Duck

With Halloween approching, pumpkins are the obvious choice of food of the month for October. But this month we are looking instead at another food that is coming into season - Duck!



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


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


Need a quick cake fix and but don’t have time to fire up the oven? Perhaps you are mid-revision and need a sweet break to give you a boost? This is the cake for you, everyone should have this recipe in their baking repertoire, it is so easy and tastes great served with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.


Ageing Hippie: Destinations That Dropped Off The Travel Radar

Why do countries drop off the tourist route? I seem to have a knack of knowing when countries are coming back in popularity.



Music Is A Gift

Question one…..With friends and relations downsizing, or already so well established with everything they could ever want, what do you give as a gift on those special occasions?



Honey May Not Be As Healthy As We Think

Generally, if you are asked which is better for you, honey, white sugar or high-fructose corn sweetener, most people would plump for honey.


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
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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...



Gardener's Diary

This month's Gardening Tips: Climbers: Renovating overgrown plants

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



Beyond the Headlines: Seniors in Films

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

Like some of these executives, I didn't grow up in the digital and social media environment. Mid-career I had to learn to use the computer and eventually the internet. Social media was still on the horizon. Now some years later I'm confronted with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, et al.


Our brand new baking series' second installment is cream tea strawberry jam tarts, which are perfect to have with afternoon tea



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

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

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Health food of the month - Duck

With Halloween approching, pumpkins are the obvious choice of food of the month for October. But this month we are looking instead at another food that is coming into season - Duck!


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

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Look Fabulous Forever

A new series by Tricia Cusden, Founder and MD of make up brand Look Fabulous Forever, that gives guidance on beauty.


Relationship Column:

This month Maggi responds to dealing with a child coming out as gay. "Three weeks ago our 28-year-old son told us he has a special person in his life now and we were thrilled to hear it...he said the person’s name and we realised this was another man."


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

This month we look at using Hair Straighteners without damaging your hair

How to use Hair Straighteners and not damage your hair

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 Ginger Cat in Watercolour with Alison Fennell

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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Enter the October Prize Draw

A marvellous villa holiday, for up to 6 people, in Islamlar, Turkey from CV Villas

This month's prize is a real treat: a chance to take a group of up to 6 people to Villa Kilim, staying in a charming village at the foot of the Taurus mountains, in an area famous for its trout restaurants and pretty streams. The villa stands in landscaped gardens with a terrace, traditional garden furniture and an infinity pool enjoying stunning views across the bay below. With 3 bedrooms, air conditioning and well appointed all round, this villa is a wonderful place to relax and reflect.

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