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.
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.
Those of you who belong to my website will know that I run it on my own and spend many hours sitting at my desk writing articles, newsletters, tweeting, facebooking etc etc.
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.
Best Light Weight Corded Vacuum Especially If You Have A Pet? Shark Rocket True Pet Ultra-Light Handstick Vacuum Cleaner HV320UKT Fits The Bill!
Perhaps your vacuum needs replacing or updating? Do you prefer corded or cordless? The choice is plentiful out there!
This poem was first published in Reach magazine (Indigo Dreams Publishing) Issue 212.
Image copyright Goodlife and reproduced with permission
Are you already a vegetarian or are planning on becoming a vegetarian? Perhaps you would like to eat less meat but cannot find any tasty alternatives.
“Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar, Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?…”
Have you ever used wireless headphones for your TV viewing? I have been sent the latest ones from Sennheiser to evaluate and would like to share my findings with you.
Broken Bone in Bucuresti is based on a true experience of when I was out in Bucharest in March 2015 with my MA Creative Writing group.
This looks like a really tasty version of Roast Lamb including Jack Daniel's Hot Pepper Sauce used to marinate.
My late mother made the most delicious Simnel cakes. I have not made one since she passed away in 2014, but the following recipe may tempt me. I wonder if it will match hers!
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.
We all love fish and chips I am sure, but how about including Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer in the batter?
Do you help run a club, group or charity that benefits older people? Could your organisation do even more with a £500 award?
Do you like to add some pickles to your cold meats, pizzas, nachos etc? I have been sent two jars of Baxters new arrivals and will share my findings with you.
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.
Since writing my article on the clothes I evaluated for Cotswold Collections, I was delighted to be asked for an interview.
If you have swollen feet and need your own orthotics, you can now fit them inside the newly launched Sunrise sandal from Cosyfeet.
OAPSchat members are being invited to apply to appear on the popular BBC 1 television programme Eat Well for Less?!
Best Corded Vacuum? Shark Powered Lift-Away With DuoClean NV800UKT Is Certainly A Contender For This Category!
I have been sent the latest Shark Powered Lift-Away with DuoClean NV800UKT vacuum to evaluate and would like to share my findings with you all.
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Although my hubby likes going abroad for a holiday, I don't. Here's the reason why: I do not enjoy the travelling aspect one little bit!
Hi Sue, great to catch up with you again after a two year absence! I am delighted you have brought Sheila with you for a combined interview this time.
Looking for flattering, feminine sandals for your swollen feet?
Now that summer is (almost) officially here, I would like to share a poem with all of you.
HEARING loss often creeps up on people, with many not realising that they may have a problem until a friend or family member points out their tell-tale behaviour.
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.
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.
It’s stupid o’clock when we have to check in at Gatwick, but the upside is we’ll arrive in the afternoon and have time to explore the hotel and beach before darkness descends.
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.
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’m not known for winning anything (except for a book by one of my favourite authors, Barbara Erskine 2 years ago), so it was with stunned disbelief that I started to read an email sent from Silversurfers- the other online magazine for over 50s! – last October.
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.
Do you buy so called 'flushable' body wipes? If so, you may like to read the following article and perhaps consider an alternative. I have been sent a bottle of Fresh X Toilet Tissue Spritz to evaluate.
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.
I know that I should ride my bicycle more often. My trusty Etienne cycle from Halfords is around three years old. It has probably been used a dozen times.
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.
I have been a fan of Duerr's marmalade for as long as I can remember and often buy their wide variety of marmalades.
Do you enjoy mountain biking, but find that the exertion of cycling up and down tracks takes some of the fun out of it?
I was offered a Ships biscuit the other week and it tasted, well, different. Unlike any other savoury cracker type biscuit. It tasted and smelt of the sea!
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
Looking For A Great Outdoor Security Light Plus An Indoor Universal Light? Mr Beams Sells These And Many More Excellent Products!
I have been meaning to have an outdoor security light installed for a while now. So many to choose from! Mr Beams - what a great name for a lighting company - have a super range of outdoor and indoor lights.