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We happily promote here any blogs you either enjoy or contribute to, so please get in touch using the comment box below to let us know what you're up to and enjoying.

Similarly - why not get inspired to start one if you haven't already!

We would welcome some ‘blogs’ or occasional diaries which record your progress, faltering or otherwise, in areas which are likely to be of interest to other ‘over 50s

For instance:

  • Diary of a newcomer to digital photography, how to choose the kit and how to use it.
  • Diary of a gardener, whether of a really small London garden or landed acres.
  • Diary of a painter, water colour, oils or whatever.
  • Diary of a newcomer to voluntary work 
  • Diary of a genealogist, outlining the process and progress in tracking roots:

As a few examples of different types of essays and blogs are shown below:- is a community website for over 60s, whether retired already or just thinking about it!

Deborah Gale's blog is at

Alvin Cerely of Reach Volunteering has written a blog on Older Peoples Day, which falls on 1 October each year.

In My Prime, a specialist consultancy offering advice on employment of oldies to employers and to oldies themselves, publish a blog on retirement matters at

Barry Davies' blog on how U3A will change your life in retirement

Julian's blog on a struggling screenplay writer
and his invitation to 'Come fly with me' and 'Meals on Wheels'

Peter Wills' blog on Family History



If the commitment of writing any sort of diary seems overwhelming, try sending us your occasional writings for publication on Retirement Reinvented
see  King Lear of Suburbia by Julian Nokes
and A Childs Guide to Swan Lake by Julian Nokes
and From Russia With (not very much) Love

There are literally thousands of blogs out there to give you inspiration. Pick your subject. Search and you will find it. is a good starting point for an attempt at an index of blogs.


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