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Understanding vegans and their food

Christmas is not as easy as it was thanks to today’s individualism over food. One thing that can cause a degree of panic at this time of year is when someone announces they are vegan.


Health food of the month - Mincemeat

mincemeatEveryone at some point in their lives must have wondered why mincemeat has its name. After all, this fabulous concoction of sweet dried fruits and spices isn’t based around minced beef or any other meat.


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

Mincemeat Bites with Five-Seed ToppingChinese-spiced turkey pies with bun pastryMincemeat and apple crostata

Courgette, Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas

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


Naan Bread PizzaHave you ever thought about combining pizza and naan bread? Neither had we, until now. These home made naan breads are so simple to make using Allinson strong white bread flour and they take minutes to cook in the grill. In the video, we've topped one with savoury and one with vegetarian toppings. You can top yours with whatever you like. Especially good for fussy eaters! 



Bodykind Sale!

bodykind October Sale - Up to 50% off

From humble beginnings, and only a handful of quality products, bodykind now has a growing team of dedicated and knowledgeable staff and thousands of premium quality natural health and beauty products to choose from.






Brú na Bóinne

Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire

Prepare for a sunrise like nowhere else on earth at this UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the rolling River Boyne.



Hard water can fur up your pipes

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Limescale can cause a thin layer of white film on glass and plates or even on the top of a glass or jug of water. It can of course also “fur up” the inside of pipes and cause problems with plumbing and boilers.



Everything you always wanted to know about Artificial Intelligence but were afraid to ask

Have you noticed that Artificial Intelligence is increasingly in the news? Did you know that there’s already a quiet revolution underway?



Silver Travel Advisor Article:

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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Balearic Outdoor Holidays - To be enjoyed not endured

terrace next to the seaBalearic Outdoor Holidays have been working with us for the last 4 years and it's certainly been a collaboration that's worked for us both. It's good to know that LaterLife subscribers are in such good hands when they book a walking holiday on Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza with this wonderful family run company.

However, don't take their, or our word for it. Here's a few comments sent to them from recent guests:

"First of all, a really big thank you for 2 fabulous holidays this autumn. They aren't just holidays and move the spirit in such an uplifting way". Jane..Menorca singles walking September and Mallorca singles Walking October 2017.

"As always, we had such a good time and we enjoyed this holiday, the best of the 3 that we've had with you so far. Roll on October 2018. See you then". Susan and Martin...Mallorca couples walking October 2017.

"It's the first time I've done a week's walking and I really enjoyed the variety, the company, the lunches and all of the personal touches you put into place to make such a rewarding experience. Mary...Ibiza singles walking September 2017.

We had a wonderful week with you and John. Thank you so much. We would like to make a provisional booking for 4th May 2018. Carole and Thomas...Menorca couples walking May 2017.

If you'd like to find out for yourself what makes Balearic Outdoor holidays so special, drop them a line or call them on freephone 0800 072 4832.

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Dear Silver Travellers

Discover the best value on the ocean wave

As the experts in small-ship adventures for the over 50s, Saga Cruises are famous for their quality and high levels of service.

But they also offer unbeatable value, including much more in the price than other cruise lines.

In fact every cruise includes, a return chauffeur service to the port, all meals, wine with lunch and dinner, speciality dining, tips to on-board staff, complimentary Wi-Fi, free shuttle buses, even optional travel insurance and additional cancellation cover.

No wonder they have won several awards as Best Value for Money Cruise Line!

All this, on a tempting array of cruises offering everything from stargazing in the Canaries, island-hopping voyages around the Caribbean, culture escapes to Russia and Baltic, and relaxing cruises to Norway.

Saga were the headline sponsors at the Silver Travel Awards 2017, so there's never been a better time to take a look at what they have to offer.

Why not start planning an unbeatable value Saga cruise today?

For more information or to speak to one of their experts call free on 0800 096 0079 or visit



Gardener's Diary

This month's 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.

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.


Naan Bread PizzaHave you ever thought about combining pizza and naan bread? Neither had we, until now. You can top yours with whatever you like. Especially good for fussy eaters! 



Have a look at some of the latest job opportunities

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

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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...



Relationship Column:

I love fireworks, always have. On Guy Fawkes Night, I stood with one of my sons at the window, looking onto the Cotswold escarpment. It was crisp and clear and we had an uninterrupted view of several magnificent firework displays.

It was good to watch, relatively warm while wrapped in blankets as I peered through the murky window from my fifth floor room, cold though it was with the window jammed open a little at the top and the radiator, though turned fully on, also cold because the control too was jammed.

I wasn’t much affected as, with a high temperature, I spent most of the time in bed under layers of NHS blankets. I was in my nearest hospital with double pneumonia, 24 hours after returning from a week with my grandson, staying in Florida with his seldom-seen grandfather - my former husband - and his wife


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

What is multi-room audio?
What is 'augmented reality'?
What is a 'Smart' TV?

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How to Make Quick Lively Sketches of Animals with Gary Geraths

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Twice the size of the Lake District, the Cairngorms National Park has more mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages and distilleries than you can possibly imagine.

Cairngorms National Park
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Health food of the month - Mincemeat

Everyone at some point in their lives must have wondered why mincemeat has its name. After all, this fabulous concoction of sweet dried fruits and spices isn’t based around minced beef or any other meat.


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December 2017 Prize Draw
It’s time, once again, for the wonderful Silver Travel Advisor Christmas Stocking and prizes for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas! No lords a-leaping or partridges in pear trees, rather a selection of super gifts from our travel partners. 


Competition closes on the 31st December 2017



FERRARI: RACE TO IMMORTALITY tells the story of the Scuderia Ferrari’s tumultuous early years in the 1950s, giving audiences extraordinary insight into the iconic brand, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

To celebrate the film releasing on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms (out now), we have a DVD copy to give away to three lucky winners!

Competition closes 8th December 2017

Win a family ticket to see PETER PAN: CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND at The SSE Arena WEMBLEY 

Peter Pan: Christmas in Neverland

Returning bigger and better than ever, The World’s Biggest Pantomime presents Peter Pan, a stunning new arena spectacular, headlined by two of the UK’s favourite stars.

We have 1 family ticket to give away!

Competition closes 8th December 2017

WIN The Wall on DVD!

The Wall DVD

From Doug Liman, director of The Bourne Identity, American Made, and Edge of Tomorrow, comes a deadly psychological thriller and a war film like no other. U.S. Sergeants Allen Isaac (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals, Godzilla, Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Shane Matthews (WWE’s John Cena) are investigating a pipeline construction site in a desert of Iraq.

We have 2 DVDs to give away!

Competition closes 8th December 2017

WIN Logan Lucky on Blu-ray!

Logan Lucky

STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the high-speed heist film – LOGAN LUCKY – will be available on Digital Download from 18 December 2017 and on Blu-ray, Ultra-HD and DVD from 26 December 2017. Pre-order now

We have 2 Blu-ray copies to give away!

Competition closes 8th January 2018