The Devil’s Dice (by Roz Watkins)

As a Times recommendation, I had high hopes for this debut novel. Alas, it is a run of the mill crime thriller. The plot outline according to Goodreads: Detective Inspector Meg Dalton has recently returned to her Peak District roots, when a man’s body is found near The Devil’s Dice – a vast network of […]

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You never Stop Learning – free uni Courses

Do you ever stop learning? Life is a learning flavoured experience! In retirement, we are constantly advised to use your brain, and stop the cells from dying. “Learn a foreign language” “Learn to play an instrument” and your health will benefit. You can learn new skills on Youtube (such as many DIY skills), and the […]

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Psychology of Spending in Retirement

How do you move from saver to spender in retirement? Some tips and pychology.

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Sector Performance – a good indicator?

How to improve your investment strategies with Sector investing. Beat the S&P 500!

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Chromebooks Ideal for Silver Surfers

In Heaven with a Chromebook Chromebooks: No nonsense and easy to use with no maintenance: what is there to dislike for the older generation? Boots up in seconds, no worries about viruses and malware, no software to buy and no endless Windows 10 updates. At my advanced age (well not so advanced I like to […]

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Stretching Your Budget  – Top Tips

Silver Surfers are often living on a Fixed Income – state pension, company / private pension, bank interest, and other investments. Statistics suggest that many are having to survive on just a state pension with no savings. So stretching the budget is rather important! In this article I outline some of the tactics I use […]

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Oldies but Goldies

In the beginning … In the 60s a Dansette Record Player with my first vinyl album from Cat Stevens through to the digital age and streaming services, it has been a wild ride! Do you remember the tangled cassette tapes and trying to tape the Top 20 from the radio! Then CDs and the mini […]

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God Delusion or Not? Trouble with Religion!

Stephen Hawking and Mortality The sad news about the death of the world’s greatest contemporary scientist – Stephen Hawking – last week , and some of the following press coverage raised thoughts about Mortality and Religion. Stephen was an atheist and held strong views: “I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working […]

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Free Books to Download or Read

In retirement (or as my partner says: “Gap Years”), you inevitably have more time to read! In the digital age visits to the library become less frequent so how can you read for free? Free Books Online There are a number of sites where you can read books online but they tend to the older […]

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