CONTENTS T HE year is rolling on and the Brexit negotiations are tense. England seems to be in political turmoil and there are talks about a possible Second Referendum. Here everybody is looking forward to a favourable budget and it looks like the main parties to the confidence and supply will remain glued together for some time yet. It seems ages since Thelma Mansfield appeared on our TV screens and more’s the pity. Currently she enjoys life in her home in Dublin and her holiday home in Connemara. Life isn’t always bliss, however, for the former TV presenter – her beloved husband, Johnny Morris having Parkinson’s disease. As an artist she has a busy life and is always on the look-out for inspiration. She talks a lot about her garden which provides plenty of that. Our writer, Tara King, quoted from Henri Matisse when he remarked: “Creativity takes courage”, as this accurately described Thelmas’s decision to discontinue a career in TV and after RTE cancelled Live at Three, the popular show she co-presented with Derek Davis. But she has transformed her lifelong passion for art into a hugely successful career. This and caring for husband, Johnny, now takes up most of her time. She talks about this but primarily her love for the countryside and nature. In addition to her busy life, she is also an ambassador for the Marigold Festival, run by Active Retirement Ireland and sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. This event promotes a positive approach towards ageing by encouraging participation in sports and various other activities. Thelma herself in a fine example of somebody who ages positively. Lots of people take spa treatments to remain healthy and active but these can sometimes be expensive. But we take a look at some wallet-friendly pampering that can be achieved from ingredients found in your cupboard. Apart from saving you money these home-spa treatments can be good for your body and the environment. Long before The Great British Bake-off women have taken pride in their baking. Women in the ‘fifties prided themselves not just in turning out out fabulous creations but providing good tips for saving money instead. Many fine tips have been compiled into a book by author Steve Finan and when we look at the efforts of modern Bake-Off enthusiasts to avoid a “soggy bottom” we will see how no one knew better than the ‘fifties housewife on how to avoid this. We look at how the stresses of the current millennials compare with the baby boomers? Was life easier a generation age or just simpler? Households are spending more than they earn, they struggle to get on the property ladder and complain they’ll never be able to afford a decent pension. But there’s more to this story . . . as you’ll discover in this issue.
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IT’S TRUE: YOU’RE ONLY AS OLD AS YOU FEEL
ACTIVE RETIREMENT IRELAND RESEARCH SHOWS IRELAND IS BECOMING LESS AGEIST
THELMA MANSFIELD - SWAPPING THE MICROPHONE FOR THE PAINTBRUSH If heaven on earth exists, it’s fair to say it can be found in Thelma Mansfield’s wildflower garden. Having enjoyed many an idyllic summer at her grandparent’s home in Kerry’s Ballymac, the former RTE presenter turned artist has always strived, and quite successfully one should add, to recreate the elements of the one feature that helped make those memories so special – the wild flower meadow.
ALCOHOL IS WORSE FOR YOU THAN YOU THOUGHT, STUDY SAYS
ME EXERCISE? REALLY? WHY???
THE DOCTOR DIARIES: WHAT PHYSICIANS WISH PATIENTS KNEW
FASHIONABLE READING GLASSES – NECKGLASSES
KIDS AT RISK? GRANDPARENTS TO THE RESCUE!
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST EARRINGS FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE AND MORE!
9 WAYS TO TAKE YOUR WALKING WORKOUT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
DIY SPA TREATMENTS: BEAUTY ON A BUDGET
JOBS TO DO IN THE GARDEN IN OCTOBER
TECH OUT YOUR RIDE! 4 New Features That Will Make Life Easier Behind The Wheel
BOLIVIAN WOMAN MIGHT BE WORLD’S OLDEST AT NEARLY 118
WHO HAS IT WORSE, THE MILLENNIAL, 30, OR THE BABY BOOMER, 60? Daughter who fears having children because it looks ‘stressful’ and her mother who complains she ‘never had a career’ go head-to-head.
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