Another fantastic book up for grabs this week. We have 200 copies of Edward St Aubyn's novel At Last. Find out how to get hold of one of them here.
Two more coming up over the next couple of weeks. If there's anything you ever needed to know about probate, power of attorney or making a will, solicitor Hazel Jones of Which? Legal Service can provide the answer. She's coming in to GNHQ next Wednesday (18 April) and you can add your questions for her on the thread.
And the following week legendary cookery writer Claudia Roden will be here to tempt us with recipes from her new book, The Food of Spain. An expert in Middle Eastern and Jewish cookery too, she has a wealth of fantastic ideas and tips. Oh - and she's also a gran!
Still another week or so to get applications in to join the GNHQ team in our North London office. If it sounds like something that you, or someone you know, might fancy (and we are very good with cake...) you can find all the details on the site.
Author Kerri Sackville is our latest guest blogger, on the good bits - and indeed bad bits - of knowing someone inside out.
A (brief) glimpse of the sunshine over the weekend had us coming over all summery. Seemed like the perfect opportunity to sample this delicious Turkish potato salad from grandmanancy.
This week's great money-saving offers (be sure to use these links):
Get an exclusive £10 off when you spend £60 at Cotton Traders, with the code afg3.
There's an exclusive 25% off orders plus free delivery from Swedish clothing catalogue Ellos with the code 4878.
You can get an exclusive 12% off orders at Moda in Pelle with the code SAVOO12.
And for an exclusive 10% off at Jojo Maman Bebe simply enter code MM21 at the checkout.
Lots of great prizes on offer this week including:
Liquid refreshment of one form or other appears to have been our recurring theme of the week. First up - coffee snobbery: numberplease decided she must be "dead common, because I don`t really like 'proper' coffee. My favourite is Nescafé Original instant. And as for tea, just ordinary common or garden tea for me, none of the fancy flavoured stuff." And while the debate continued, with HildaW and Grannylin clinging doggedly onto their "special" cups, Mishap brought the whole thing down to earth with her admission that she "can't go near the stuff - a mere hint of it and I am peeing for England and shaking like a leaf." Which is...
...probably a good time to move on to wine - and whether or not it counts as classy. "Yes" decided Annika, adding, "I have 6 bottles of wine in my wine rack so am I extra, extra posh (hic)." SOOP declared that "you can measure the quality of a decent glass of wine by the manner in which you rise [gingerly] from your chair and attempt to walk in a lady-like fashion towards the open door...". All of which left us back in the loo with Carol's "image of some of us gransnetters teetering carefully across crowded restaurants, scarves, hats and hairslides slightly askew, trying not to rush before gravity takes control of tipsy bladders."
IMF warns Britain's ageing population of £750bn pensions time bomb - Telegraph
Half of people with diabetes are failing to keep control of their blood pressure - BBC
Pensioners (average age 72) to scrub the famous Westbury White Horse clean - BBC
Psychologist plans to use people's smartphones to sweeten their dreams - Guardian
"I have always thought that the reason our eyesight goes in our later years is so that the mate who was so attracted to us 30+ years ago looks thinks we look just the same now!" Granb
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