At the time of the year when everyone’s thinking about getting fit and losing weight, Fitness Fanatic makes light of the subject. I hope it makes you laugh.
For this week’s poem, I thought I’d opt for a fun one. How to give birth to an alien was first published in Ink Pantry’s Fields of Words in 2013. It originated from a creative writing exercise in 2011 when I was studying with the Open University.
Many of us find we need to move house as we age – and it is a daunting prospect. Indeed, I was so reluctant I left it until the options had drastically narrowed, and my husband simply would not have moved anywhere if I had not made him!
There’s nothing more pleasant than eating outdoors when the weather is warm though finding a tablecloth for your patio table isn’t always easy, especially if it has a parasol hole.
I have been sent the new GTech Leaf Blower to evaluate and I am raring to go and try this latest cordless garden power tool.
Now it’s Over was inspired when working on an online blues poetry course with The Poetry School last year.
Morning Mist is based on using the pattern of Philip Larkin’s Days i.e. short lines, almost the same syllables and a ten line stanza.
Has anyone else noticed that Autumn is creeping up on us very early this year?
This poem was inspired by an exercise where I wasn’t allowed to use the letter ‘E.’ It’s not easy. Why not have a go yourself and see?
Last year, flight comparison site Cheap Flights conducted a survey for all of the UK's major airports, which revealed the top 15 UK airports based on overall customer satisfaction.
This week’s poem was inspired by a prompt ‘using purple.’
Do you help run a club, group or charity that benefits older people? Could your organisation do even more with a £500 award?
I have written articles before about the love I have for my local choir - HEREFORD POP CHOIR Helen Vereker Singers.
There is nothing so fickle as a sailing boat. I have learnt in over 45 years of sailing that everything takes longer than you expect; there is either not enough wind, too much wind, or the wind is in the wrong direction; rather like a game of cards, one is rarely dealt a good hand.
The latest range of cordless vacuums from Shark have now been released and I have been sent model IF250UK to evaluate.
I have been sent a pack of two Deep Sleep pillows from Silent Night to evaluate and would like to share my findings with you.
OAPSchat members are being invited to apply to appear on the popular BBC 1 television programme Eat Well for Less?!
Identity Tags is from my collection of poetry using the theme of Lost Identity.
I am delighted to be featured in the latest Cotswold Collections Journal with a review of the autumn collection clothes that were sent to me. Many thanks for writing this article Anastasia McPartland.
Looking for flattering, feminine sandals for your swollen feet?
Dance with Me is from my collection of poetry using the theme of Lost Identity.
Shock Absorbers For Swollen Feet - Be Active And Comfortable With The New Range Of Move Shoes From Cosyfeet!
A new type of active shoe for swollen feet has been designed to prevent damaging impact to joints.
Right, where was I ? Oh yes, the Ring of Kerry. I now know why all the tourists go there, it is totally breathtaking, we were lucky that it was a fine day, a bit cloudy and chilly but it didn't rain.
After my mum died in 2014 I felt like I’d lost my identity. I therefore explored a lost identity theme in my poetry and came up with a collection of fictional poems, Recognition is the first. This poem was first published in Reach Magazine (Indigo Dreams Publishing) in Issue #209.
How To Create A Stylish Look With Comfortable Clip-On Earrings - Eternal Collection Have A Fabulous Range To Choose From!
Pauline Buttress is the co-founder of Eternal Collection. Now in its 10th year of trading we have a large range of costume jewellery to choose from. Our customers come back to us time and time again as they enjoy the service we offer and the quality of our products.
The National Federation of Shopmobility has launched a New website. www.nmruk.org
Because of the health problems I had last year, I am unable to fly so whilst planning what we were going to do this year, we both came to the same solution simultaneously.......Ireland.
Best Value Over Ear Headphones From Sennheiser? Try The HD569 Headphones - You Won't Be Disappointed!
Which type of headphones do you prefer? In-Ear, On-Ear or Over-Ear? Is there any difference in sound quality?
Photo copyright Vileda and reproduced with permission
The trusted household name Vileda has been with us since 1948! I am sure most of us have bought a Vileda mop and bucket at some stage during our lives.
I am delighted to be writing my second evaluation of some of the superb range of clothes from Cotswold Collections Autumn catalogue. This time I would like to share with you four items of clothing I have been sent and have mixed and matched with some of my own clothing ranges.
Feeling Tired, Lethargic, Lack Of Energy? You COULD Be Lacking In Iron. Healthy2U May Provide The Solution!
Feeling tired and rundown and lost your spark? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world.
Explosive Chocolate is for the chocoholics, which includes me. I love the little mines.
Examples Of Unique Classic Clothing For The More Mature Woman? Cotswold Collections Provides Some Super Answers For Your Wardrobe!
Where do you shop for unique high quality classic clothing? Cotswold Collections send me their catalogues seven times a year and I am delighted that they have sent me three items of clothing to evaluate and share with you.
Over the past decades, the dressing of the gentleman has evolved; some things that were once considered sharp have become outdated very quickly. One garment that has never gone out of fashion for bespoke dressing is the cufflink.
Best Nutritional Supplements To Help With Energy Metabolism And To Aid Digestion? Try Healthspan Opti Magnesium And Super50 Pro !
I have been buying Healthspan products for a number of years now and am very happy with the quality and value the various supplements provide.
This is the third evaluation I have done for Joe & Sephs, surely the best popcorn on the market? I am delighted to be evaluating two new flavours of popcorn and one jar of caramel sauce!
Do you enjoy mountain biking, but find that the exertion of cycling up and down tracks takes some of the fun out of it?
Magnificent Majesty was written during my Advanced Creative Writing module. This was my first attempt at a villanelle and illustrates Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude.
Marigold Gloves, Scourers And Cleaning Cloths 70 Years On And Still The Best On The Market In My Opinion!
Marigold products have been a household name since 1947! 70 years and the name is still as popular and well known in 2017
This article will be my last until September so will be longer than usual. The whole of the Ionian has enjoyed a long period of settled weather throughout the whole of June, with higher temperatures than usual at this time of year.
Image copyright New Covent Garden Soup Company and reproduced with permission.
Who doesn't enjoy a dish of comforting hot tasty soup? So many brands to choose from in cartons these days, a wide variation in price and also percentage of ingredients.
Rapture, began from a photo prompt. It was first published by Reach (Indigo Dreams Publishing) Issue #214
Does anyone have a frog longing for a mate? Or know how to teach a fish karate lessons? Well, I have both creatures and one of them is badly in need of learning self-defence.