Ageing Gracefully

Why Can't You See What I Do?

Grace Fodor | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

Because it's the truth. I, like everyone else you meet, don't see what you do in the mirror. You focus in on that one thing you dislike and think will make such a difference. I see your great skin, I see your quick humour in the lines around your eyes.

The Age Of (Natural) Beauty

Kanak Hirani Nautiyal | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Style
Kanak Hirani Nautiyal

With modelling agencies that only sign up people older than 45, and age no longer being a barrier to enter America's Next Top Model, how old you are is becoming something to be flaunted.

Never Underestimate the Power of a Small Group of Committed People

Ian Spero | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK
Ian Spero

Not a great week to be British. I am in Germany when Nigel Farage proudly takes credit for achieving his lifelong ambition - to march the UK out of the European Union.

We Can Be Heroes

Ian Spero | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

This morning I woke to learn of the sad death of Muhammad Ali, one of my childhood heroes. As I sat down to write this blog, rich memories of Ali and ...

Ladies, Isn't It Time We Embraced Our Age?

Katie Portman | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

Why is a number so important to us? And why are we so fearful of ageing? I looked at my stunning friend the other day and I listened to her fears. I heard what she was saying and I absolutely understood. But it didn't half make me feel a little sad. Because she doesn't see what I see.

Getting Older

Mr Pickwick | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Mr Pickwick

Like many people, Mrs Pickwick has an unfortunate tendency to complain about her age. Far from being a wizened old hag, she displays radiance and bea...

This Is The Fastest Really Old Man In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Sport

Sports enthusiast and 95-year-old retired dentist Dr. Charles Eugster has become the fastest man in his age category after beating the 200 metre indoo...

Life at 75

Beth Britton | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Mum has recently celebrated her 75th birthday, and while many writers often fail to put the voice of older people at the forefront of their writing, I wanted to go some way to redressing that balance by finding out directly from my mum what life is really like at 75.

The Invisible (40 Something) Woman

Sarah Cawood | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cawood

I once read that as women advance in age, that they slowly disappear and back then, with my pert boobs, my dewy skin and my toned limbs, I thought "that will never happen to me". Well put those words on a plate and I'll have them for supper because as sure as my eggs are duff eggs, it's happening.

Age-old Secret Out of the Bag

Sonja Lewis | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

When my maternal grandmother was my age, she kept quiet about it. No one, not even my mother, had a clue when she hit fifty, but just about everyone knows I am past fifty-one. Mama's age, however, was not to be discussed. Not ever! It just wasn't the done thing to ask a woman her age in her day, or for her to tell it. Such talk was cheap ... perhaps unspeakable.

The Passage of Time (Growing Old Gracefully), Things That Matter (Part Five)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

But getting old can be an obstacle course- what's the point of being old and miserable? There is a man who walks his dog that I see often and I estimate the last time he smiled was in the Stone Age.

Grow Old Gracefully - The Best is Yet to Come

Kate Thompson | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

So many of today's stars are chosen to look as close to perfect as possible. Most female celebrities don't have visible eye-bags or spots or jowels or wrinkles like some of us do. Tess Daly, even in her 40s, is more polished than most women in their 20s and 30s. And yet she's teamed on Strictly Come Dancing with ageing 80-something Bruce Forsyth...