Thursday Doors – The Church of St Mary The Virgin

As you walk around this world, gazing toward stunning and sometimes unusual buildings, are your eyes drawn to doors?  Personally mine are, admiring their various shapes, colours and designs, but I mainly think about the people who have wandered through them in the past.  There are many types of doors.  Do they make you inquisitive enough to…

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Amazing Over 50’s – Jackie Lambert

Once again, I am excited to introduce another guest to my series: Amazing over 50’s I am inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are happy to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work or their achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their lives…

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From Snowy Slopes to Lockdown Blues

I don’t need to tell anyone that it’s a really really weird time at the moment right?  For everyone, the whole world!  Bizarre! I for one am quite happy to have said goodbye to the month of March and, like many wonder when this will all be over. In February we’d obviously heard and were talking about…

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The Long Haul To Sun Peaks And A Book Dilemma

Our annual snowboarding trip had arrived and after looking initially for a week in Europe, then comparing prices to our favourite destination, Canada, we found that for a little more, we could have 10 days, two for one lift passes, which is worth around £400, and snowboarding in one of the best destinations in the…

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Exploring Kirroughtree Forest

Back in November 2019, we decided to take Polly, our camper van and do some touring of Scotland, initially around the Dumfries area, then we’d see where Polly would take us.  We were also on the hunt for, not only some great walking, but some good mountain biking trails. Our first Brit Stop seemed to be…

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#WordlessWednesday – Wood Carving Mysteries

Wordless Wednesday – Let your photo’s do the talking! You can make up your own story for this fella. © 2017 – 2020 Copyright-All rights reserved-lovingthefiftysomething.com ********************************************* If you fancy keeping in touch and following Loving The Fifty Something, here’s where you can find me… I’m here on Instagram here on Twitter or here on Face…

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What Is A Brit Stopper?

“What is a Brit Stopper?” we asked, while chatting to a couple who had parked their camper van in the car park of a pub.  We were staying in a nearby campsite at the time and had visited the pub for a meal.  “You just buy the annual Brit Stop’s book and all the places…

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Amazing Over 50’s – Donna Connolly

Once again, I am excited to introduce another guest to my series: Amazing over 50’s I am inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are happy to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work or their achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their lives…

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Amazing Over 50’s – Jon and Jo

Once again I am excited to introduce another guest to my series: Amazing over 50’s I am inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are happy to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work or their achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their lives…

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Cruising UK Canals and Avoiding High Waters

During July we, (myself, Jon, our two dogs and two cats) set off again, on our annual cruise from our mooring in South Yorkshire, in our home on the water.  Last year, we travelled up to York and loved every minute of it.  This time, we said we’d like to explore other areas of the canal system,…

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Amazing Over 50’s – Darlene Foster

Once again I am excited to introduce another guest to my series: Amazing over 50’s I am inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are happy to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work or their achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their lives…

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We Made It To York!

Last Summer we took our first big cruise from South Yorkshire to York in our floating home.  By car it would take around an hour to get to York from where we have our permanent mooring in South Yorkshire, but on our canal boat last summer, we enjoyed a leisurely week or so of cruising, with…

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Amazing Over 50’s – P J Skinner

  Once again I am excited to introduce another guest to my series: Amazing over 50’s I am inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are happy to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work or their achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their…

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Amazing over 50’s – Geoff Le Pard

Once again I am excited to introduce another guest to my series: Amazing over 50’s I’m inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are happy to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work or their achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their lives with…

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How Arriving In Fernie Became An Education – La Niña Who?

  Ever heard of a Polar Vortex, El Niño or La Niña?  They’re words I’ve heard of, but until now, not really known the meaning of. As we landed in Canada on our snowboarding holiday, we expected more snow.  We came here last year and the snow was incredible, it was the powdery snow skiers and snowboarders…

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