Our first evening webchat
Join us at 6pm on 12 November for our sex and relationships webchat with Trudy Hannington. From how sex changes as you get older, to dating again after a divorce, expert Trudy will be on hand to help.
Christmas has come early!
We have three real, actual, brand spanking new iPads to give away thanks to Gingersnap and the launch of their new app which enables grandparents to share virtual adventures with their grandchildren. Nifty huh?
Why over 50s NEED to work too
The Invisible Woman, aka Helen Walmsley-Johnson, on why working isn't always a deliberate choice for over 50s - it's an absolute necessity. But are we being taken seriously as job hunters?
Sheila Hancock at GNHQ
Sheila's novel, Miss Carter's War, was a hit with gransnetters. Find out what she had to say when she dropped in to answer your questions on inspiration, education and learning to be happy.
Tis <almost> the season...
For something hot that packs a punch, that is. Winter is coming (now where have we heard that before?) and in our book, that means whacking out the spices and brewing up something mulled and delicious.
Mistress of Beauty giveaway
We've got five copies of the sweeping historical story of the first royal mistress (by Princess Michael of Kent, no less!) to give away.
Win a holiday to Hungary
Our friends at Silver Travel Advisor have a fabulous prize draw to win three holidays to Hungary, including a 5 star hotel in Budapest and two spa breaks, with a whole host of extras thrown in! We know Hungary will really whet your appetite...
There is something after Halloween! Bonfire Night celebrations kick off this weekend and we've compiled a list of some of the biggest and most spectacular displays in your area. (Hot food and a roaring bonfire definitely not optional).
If you're anything like Simon Barnes, you're not overly fond of our arachnid friends. But put aside the shivers that come with many species (like spiders) for a moment, and some of the weird and wonderful things about them might just come to light...
It's generally accepted that we, as a nation, are living longer. So why haven't attitudes to ageing changed along with that knowledge? Deborah Gale says it's time society realised that ageing most definitely still means living.
Crescent, Drive or <God forbid> Street? It seems kittylester's mother has very clear ideas on what's proper when it comes to one's residence:
"Mum: So, where do all your children live?
Me: Well, DS1 lives in a flat in town, DS2 lives in our village, DD1 lives in Derby, DD...
Mum: Where in Derby does she live?
Me: *** Street.
Me: What do you mean 'Oh'?
Mum: A Street (along the same lines as 'A handbag!')"
It's alright though, we're sure that Grannyactivist's father-in-law's address would pass muster:"My husband's gran was the prototype Hyacinth Bucket and once boasted to me that her son (my father-in-law) had 'never had to live in a house that had a number'..." Indeed, perish the thought!
kittylester 'fessed up though: "I've said before that we live on what was called 'Catsick Lane' so I don't have leg to stand on..."
From road names to real names, if you think Catsick Lane would raise an eyebrow, just imagine what Mrs Bucket would make of this inspired choice:
"We were sitting by the river in Woodbridge on a beautiful summer's day, when we heard a mother scolding her son of about 8 to 'Do hurry up, Oedipus!'
"Shocked into even more silent silence, we were! Now there's someone who hadn't read the book, I thought..." janerowena
We wonder where that one ranks in the Big Book of Baby Names?
There's been highly amusing graffiti popping up everywhere this week, but Deedaa's spot takes the cake: "My favourite was always 'My mother made me a homosexual' to which someone had added 'If I bought her the wool would she make me one?'"
Best wishes from Cari, Gigi, Lucy, Emily, Lautel and Julie.
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