22nd April, 2021, was Earth Day So, I thought it timely to write a few words and remind ourselves… ‘What a wonderful world’…we inhabit Each ‘bright blessed day’ (to quote that great song), I’m grateful for our beautiful, diverse planet, filled with incredible creatures – us included. During the pandemic I think we’ve all truly […]
A sad day On Friday 9th April, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died peacefully at Windsor Castle, a couple of months short of reaching his 100th birthday. For so many of us, his strong, supportive partnership with the Queen had existed throughout our lives. They had been married for 73 years. A real love […]
Happy Easter and Passover Hello again. Just in time to wish you joy and happiness over this festive and, for many, religious period. Sorry to have been out of touch for a while but life suddenly became extremely busy with voluntary duties, talks on ageing joyfully and the book, and my usual weekly activities. Bad […]
What’s Happiness got to do with it? ‘Happiness? What planet have you been on these last six months?’ I hear the more restrained among you say. I agree the words that most readily spring to mind are probably – anxiety, insecurity, inequality, isolation, illness, loss, uncertainty, stress…… no more or it will be ‘Wine & Chocolate […]
Open Age ran an art competition in April asking ‘ What does ageing joyfully mean to you?’. The standard was high as there are many talented members who take advantage of the range of art classes available. A good number of these classes continued online during the pandemic. I even had a go at the […]
In celebration of the UN International Day of Happiness 2021 (‘Happier/Kinder/Together’), I was thrilled to give a presentation at Open Age which was followed by animated discussion with around 30 members. The oldest attendee was a 92 year old member who attends a number of weekly exercise classes and is certainly ageing joyfully. How can […]
Living better and ageing joyfully during a pandemic – and afterwards. Really looking forward to giving a talk on Wednesday 17th March, via Zoom, for the recently launched The Joy Club . It is open to all those in the UK from age 65. Helping us to age joyfully. My blog for the Club can […]
‘How to Age Joyfully’ has not only made it all the way to Singapore but it has also been selected as the best book on health, fitness and nutrition on the website ‘Top Best in Singapore’. Extremely chuffed it’s appreciated both near and far. Thank you so much.
Lovely surprise to see my book and blog get a mention in the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship’s Staying at Home Guide , the second of 2021. This excellent national charity’s newsletter also features other great charities including Independent Age. Thank you @CSRF for your kind words.
Delighted to record a presentation, on ageing joyfully in these challenging times and how my book can help, for the excellent Move It or Lose It Club. Award winning Move It or Lose It was founded in 2010 by Julie Robinson. Take a look at what the Club offers and get free membership in January.
I’m an Ambassador! I’m truly thrilled and honoured to have been appointed an Ambassador for Para Dance UK which promotes dancing for everyone, whatever their abilities. I look forward to working with this wonderful charity in a voluntary capacity, acting as an advocate for the Charity and Para Dance Sport in the UK, and providing […]
Thrilled the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship has featured my blogs and two posters. They are a great charity reaching out and helping former civil servants to live joyfully in retirement. So grateful for their ongoing support and comment that this website is ‘perhaps one of the most uplifting places on the entire Internet…. a must […]
I discuss a number of steps with Nigel Osner to help improve our physical and mental health and social wellbeing, and offer some practical tips and uplifting quotes, to help us make the most of our lives, whatever our age.