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How downsizing can help you realise your dreams

How downsizing can help you realise your dreams

Downsizing to a home that meets your needs can unleash all kinds of opportunities – including travelling to exotic places The big question facing Ann Girling ahead of her milestone 70th birthday, was what she wanted from her retirement years? It’s a big question a lot...

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Kasbah Angour – a Moroccan paradise in the Atlas foothills

Kasbah Angour – a Moroccan paradise in the Atlas foothills

JANE SLADE discovers a hilltop oasis 30 minutes from Marrakech offering walks in the Atlas foothills Winston Churchill once said that Marrakech was the nicest place on earth to spend an afternoon. He loved watching the sunset over the mountains. In the 1930s when he...

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How living close to your parents can make everyone happy

How living close to your parents can make everyone happy

Closing the distance gap between you and your parents has huge benefits that can make a difference to everyone's lives Helping to plan your parents’ future isn’t easy. But encouraging them to move closer to you when they get older will be a boon to your life as well...

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How renting could give you more money to spend on having fun

How renting could give you more money to spend on having fun

Retirement can give you a new lease of life, enabling you to spend time doing things you love, from travelling and hobbies to seeing more of family and friends. So how can you afford it? To help make the most out of retirement many people are choosing to release...

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A secret perk for retired holiday lovers

A secret perk for retired holiday lovers

A 500-mile round trip of the UK is just the ticket“Get out there and seize the day!” is the motto of 74-year-old McCarthy & Stone homeowner Sylvie Morgan.At the beginning of this year, Sylvie and her partner Bradley, 81, set out to plan a road trip of...

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Your checklist before moving to a retirement property

JANE SLADE offers some essential tips and questions you should ask when you go and view a retirement development

Read our essential guide

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Interviews

Sheila Hancock on how she is making the most of her 80s

Sheila Hancock on how she is making the most of her 80s

Sheila Hancock talks to Retiremove about her new film Edie and why she has no intention of retiring at 85 BY JANE SLADE Sheila Hancock is quite matter of fact about getting old. “I think it’s good to keep the stairs as it means I have to keep moving,” says the...

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Jennie Bond shares her Memory Box treasures

Jennie Bond shares her Memory Box treasures

Former BBC Royal Correspondent JENNIE BOND reveals what she would put in her own memory box, after been inspired by those at Moore Place care home, which Jennie opened in December I'm sure most people would agree that memories, rather than possessions or...

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How a love of honeybees inspired a women’s new business

How a love of honeybees inspired a women’s new business

LOUISE MIDGLEY meets artist and beekeeper Sharon Jervis and discovers how she was inspired to create a new range of health and body-care products in her 50s As a little girl Sharon Jervis was fascinated with birds and learnt to recognise their individual calls. She...

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Property articles

Experience the lifestyle with McCarthy & Stone

Experience the lifestyle with McCarthy & Stone

‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’, is a true adage when it comes to preparing for retirement and why it is never too soon to 'experience the lifestyle' at one of McCarthy & Stone's brand new developments Central to making the most of your retirement is where...

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Yorkshire grandmother and former Olympian is a winner at 84

Yorkshire grandmother and former Olympian is a winner at 84

At aged 84, she still visits the gym to practice standing on her head and choreograph new gymnastic routines Marjorie Carter, a grandmother from Bradford, and former Olympic gymnast, is still performing gravity-defying routines at the age of 84. Now...

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Bromley offers the best of both worlds for retirees downsizing

Bromley offers the best of both worlds for retirees downsizing

Bromley offers the best of both worlds for retirees downsizing, with affordable properties close to the capital More retired people today are favouring urban areas to enjoy vibrant neighbourhoods, restaurants, shops and good access to public transport. Estate agents...

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Travel

How downsizing can help you realise your dreams

How downsizing can help you realise your dreams

Downsizing to a home that meets your needs can unleash all kinds of opportunities – including travelling to exotic places The big question facing Ann Girling ahead of her milestone 70th birthday, was what she wanted from her retirement years? It’s a big question a lot...

read more
Kasbah Angour – a Moroccan paradise in the Atlas foothills

Kasbah Angour – a Moroccan paradise in the Atlas foothills

JANE SLADE discovers a hilltop oasis 30 minutes from Marrakech offering walks in the Atlas foothills Winston Churchill once said that Marrakech was the nicest place on earth to spend an afternoon. He loved watching the sunset over the mountains. In the 1930s when he...

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Normandy chateau available to rent

Normandy chateau available to rent

A magnificent Normandy chateau dating from 1650 is launching this spring as an exclusive-use self-catering retreat. Located near the town of St Lo, Château de L’Angotière is the idea spot to enjoy a break with friends or celebrate a special  anniversary...

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Gardening

Taking advantage of the light midsummer evenings

Taking advantage of the light midsummer evenings

LOUISE MIDGLEY makes the most of the long balmy evenings to keep her borders in order Watering the hanging baskets, newly planted specimens, tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse has to be my main priority during this ‘Flaming June’ heatwave. However, there’s a...

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New plants and products for 2017

New plants and products for 2017

Jane Slade looks at newly introduced products and plants beautiful enough to grace our gardens. Rosa Dame Judi Dench from David Austin Roses This enchanting Hybrid Musk variety named after one of Britain’s most beloved stars of stage and screen, is one of...

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March gardening highlights

March gardening highlights

LOUISE MIDGLEY enjoys spring colour and the promise of things to come in her garden In March, no two days are the same. Growth is rapid and a shrub that’s in bud one day can be in full flower the next. Yesterday I noticed the Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ had finally...

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