'A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.' Louis Pasteur Pinot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling... There are so many delicious wines to delight the nose and palate and so many occasions to celebrate them all. Whatever your favourite gr... read more
Good advice for toasting times
"There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne." --Bette Davis
They say that wine is bottled poetry, so whether your poison is crisp champagne or a velvety Merlot, raise your gla... read more
'In victory, you deserve champagne; in defeat, you need it' - Napoleon Bonaparte. Bad advice for good people "Keep Calm and Carry On", a World War Two government poster, struck a chord in recent difficult times when a stiff upper lip and optimistic energy were needed again. Bu... read more
‘Some days you’re the bug. Some days you’re the windshield.’
GOOD ADVICE FOR BAD TIMES.
So what if you’ve just wrapped your new car round a lamp post, emailed your ‘personal’ snaps to the ... read more
"Don't let ageing get you down. It's too hard to get back up." --John Wagner
Like a valuable antique, maybe your smooth finish has become a little lined and your legs creak from time to time. But don't worry: even if you no longer have all your original parts and ... read more
In 1894, Ruth Smythers, 'Beloved wife of The Reverend L. D. Smythers', wrote: 'One cardinal rule of marriage should never be forgotten: give little, give seldom and, above all, give grudgingly...' The Methodist wife didn't intend to be amusing... read more
The New Book of Optical Illusions is a mind-bending collection of 150 of the most significant optical phenomena, loosely grouped into 33 chapters according to particular visual effect. An optical illusion has two elements. One is the perceived illusion, what you see. I... read more
You know you're having a senior moment when...you decide it's time to pull up your socks, and realise you forgot to put any on If this sounds all too familiar, read on to discover whether your marbles just need a spring clean or you've well and truly lost them!
'He was a wise man who invented beer.' Plato Whether you are celebrating the good times, commiserating the bad or simply relaxing with a pint of perfection, there is a drink to see you through every occasion. Raise a glass to this collection of quips and quotes from the world's wisest and wittiest drinkers.
This book is packed with celebratory quotations to help you shrug your shoulders, blow out the candles and be proud to say you're 70!
Bad advice for good people "Keep Calm and Carry On" is all very well, but life just isn't that simple. Let's own up and face facts: we're getting older, the politicians are not getting any wiser, and the world's going to hell in a handbasket. It's time to panic. Here's a boo... read more
'Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and laxative on the same night' is just one of the hilarious snippets of advice from Aunty Acid.
Aunty Acid is the sassy senior created to give “the crazy lady in all of us” a voice that can be hea... read more