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Our sense of smell is not to be sniffed at

woman smelling tree blossom

Our smelling capability is based around two small odour detecting patches high up in the nasal passages. They are made up of around five or six million yellowish cells.


Health food of the month - Eggs

ostrich egg and chicken eggExotic eggs can also offer good nutrients
Duck eggs, quail eggs, Waitrose has even been known to sell ostrich eggs...but are they all the same, or are chicken eggs still the best choice?


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Take a look at our range of Waitrose Recipes for inspiration.

Haggis bon bons with whisky sauceTraditional haggis with whisky gravyToffee profiteroles with pineapple and basil cream


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


California Prune and Orange Hot Cross BunsPut a twist on a traditional Easter bake with these Prune and Orange Hot Cross Buns from Peter Sidwell.







Golf in Ireland

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Champions Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, and actors Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Bill Murray all have something in common: they love golf in Ireland...



 Add some colourful fun to Easter breakfast

Creating special colourful Easter eggs has been out of fashion for a while as commercial products took over.

However, trends change and once again it is becoming popular to create colour hard-boiled, or even soft-boiled eggs, for the breakfast table on Easter Sunday. This certainly adds a fun way to start the day, and if grandchildren are around, they will love to add their unique creative ideas too.



AXA Health: Accept yourself

Our bodies go through many changes during our lives, but many of these changes are gradual, as a result of growing older. However, poor health can also alter the way we look and feel. Learning to live with and accept these differences can make the new us easier to adjust to.



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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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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This is a special edition of the Silver Traveller brought to you by our partners at Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Worldwide Cruise Collection 2019 – on sale now!

Unbelievably, 2019 marks the tenth operational year of Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) which has grown to become Britain’s leading independent cruise line and recently voted by the public, ‘Favourite Specialist Cruise Line’.

We continue to offer convenient departures from a choice of 14 ports throughout the UK and Ireland. Highlights include Marco Polo’s Arctic & Greenland Expedition, 75th D-Day Anniversary Cruise and Rouen Armada & River Seine, a unique maritime experience. Plus, there are all our popular itineraries to Norway’s fjordland, Iceland, Baltic Cities, British Isles, Canary Islands and Land of the Northern Lights.

Buy One Get One Free!

To launch our 2019 cruise programme, we are offering our very popular ‘Buy One Get One Free’ early booking deals on all our 2019 cruises. For our solo cruisers, the saving is also an incredible 50%. However, availability is strictly limited and you must book by Thursday, 31st May 2018.

Great news for Groups

For groups of just 12 adults we can offer an extra 5% discount in addition to our Buy One Get One Free deals. Plus, a free place if 20 passengers are booked and two free places if 40 passengers are booked.

For a copy of our new Worldwide Cruise Collection 2018, order online at call 0844 998 3859 or contact your travel agent.



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.

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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.


Have a look at some of the latest job opportunities

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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:

Scanning through the concerns of your writers, I realised I am fortunate in being in a happy place in my 70th year. I have a son, grandchildren, friends, siblings, a dog and a home all of which I love, and I enjoy holidays abroad.

But I’m worried about my son who was divorced after a 10-year marriage to a very controlling woman. He has now entered a similar relationship.


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

Top 4 things to remember when you're choosing a printer
Is smart tech safe?
What are the best first smartphones for kids?

More KNOWHOW Articles

Cottage in the Eppnyt Mountains, Wales


Loch Ness in the Highlands is the stunning backdrop for ITV drama, The Loch. The appeal of mysterious Loch Ness and the spectacular surrounding countryside play an important role in this murder mystery thriller.

Investigate Loch Ness, star of ITV drama, The Loch
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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

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California Prune and Orange Hot Cross Buns by Peter SidwellPut a twist on a traditional Easter bake with these Prune and Orange Hot Cross Buns from Peter Sidwell. With hints of spices, cardamom and green tea this will definitely be a change from the normal Easter offering. These buns are best enjoyed warm from the oven and smoothered in soft creamy butter.  



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ostrich egg and chicken egg

Health food of the month - Eggs

Exotic eggs can also offer good nutrients
Duck eggs, quail eggs, Waitrose has even been known to sell ostrich eggs...but are they all the same, or are chicken eggs still the best choice?


Retirement Seminars, Retirement Courses and Retirement Workshops – what they are and why you need one!
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Enter the March Prize Draw

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March 2018 Prize Draw
This month our free prize draw* will be a Saga Cruise, for two people, in December 2018 to get the winner into the Festive spirit at Bremen and Hamburg’s traditional Christmas Markets. The perfect start to the Christmas break, sure to get you in the right spirit for celebrations!


Competition closes on the 31st March 2018

WIN Goodbye Christopher Robin
on DVD!

Goodbye Christopher Robin DVD

Goodbye Christopher Robin is a touching nostalgic trip back in time, recounting when author A. A. Milne created the adorable children’s classic story of Winnie-the-Pooh. Directed by Simon Curtis, it is "one of the best British films you'll see all absolute must for grown-up Winnie-the-Pooh fans" (Mail on Sunday, EVENT) and one that will warm your hearts as we encounter how the infamous Pooh Bear, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore first came to life. Releasing on Blu-ray™ and DVD 26th February.

We have 2 DVDs to give away!

Competition closes 29th March 2018

WIN a pair of tickets to Ocean Liners: Speed and Style!

Empress of Britain colour lithograph poster for Canadian Pacific Railways, J.R. Tooby, London, 1920 – 31 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Medium)

To celebrate the opening of Ocean Liners: Speed and Style (Sponsored by Viking Cruises) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, take the chance to enter our competition and win a pair of tickets to this brand new exhibition.

We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away.

Competition closes 31st March 2018

Win a DVD copy of THE PARTY
The hilarious comedy from Sally Potter

The Party DVD

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

We have 2 copies to give away!

Competition closes 2nd April 2018

WIN Henri-George Clouzot's
key titles on DVD!

STUDIOCANAL is proud to announce the release of three essential titles from the French Master of Suspense Henri-Georges Clouzot (The Wages of Fear, Les Diaboliques). LE CORBEAU, LA PRISONNIЀRE and QUAI DES ORFEVRES emerge from the shadows on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 5th March 2018.

We have 3 DVD packs to give away!

Competition closes 5th April 2018

WIN The Avengers: Tunnel of Fear
on DVD!


TUNNEL OF FEAR is the twentieth episode of the first series of the 1960s cult British spy-fi television series The Avengers, starring Ian Hendry, Patrick Macnee and Ingrid Hafner and was broadcast by ABC Television on 5 August 1961. It’s one of only three known complete season 1 episodes to have survived since the original broadcast. Lost for 55 years, the episode came to light in a private film collection in 2016 and was recovered by the British television preservation group Kaleidoscope.

We have 3 DVDs to give away!

Competition closes 9th April 2018

WIN Paddington 2 on DVD!

Paddington 2 DVD

STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the BAFTA nominated hit ‘family film of the year’ PADDINGTON 2 will be available on digital download from 5 MARCH 2018 and on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD and Blu-ray from 12 MARCH 2018.

We have 3 copies to give away!

Competition closes 16th April 2018