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Not Too Old To Write A Novel

Janet - Contributer January 2017 Janet a Orpington grandmother publishes 1st novel, age 67 Janet Maile, a grandmother from Orpington has just had her first novel, Second Genesis, published* at the age of 67. “I first started writing it in the 1980s when there was a lot of publicity about cryonics,” said Janet. What, I wondered, would it be like if these people were brought back to life in 2,000 years? I’d had a lot of articles and short stories published but had never attempted a novel before. I didn’t find it easy and it…

Not Too Old To Sky Dive

Carol - Contributer January 2017 Read this awe inspiring story about Carol, her first Sky Diving experience and reaching for the clouds. I'd never wanted to do a sky dive, not through any fear, simply a disinterest, and then I'd really been put off by an old boyfriend who had skydived and was always going on about it. However, following a difficult year, I'd been pursuing activities which may just make my heart beat a little faster, purely to make me feel that I was actually living.  A sky dive was just one of those things.…

Not Too Old To Learn To Swim

Magda - Contributer Magda works as a beauty therapist in Beckenham and at the age of 32 she recently learned to swim. This is her story… I had always thought I should learn to swim but always felt apprehensive. My husband and I booked a dream holiday to Mexico and I decided that I really did need to learn to swim so that I could enjoy more aspects of my holiday. I did make an effort to call a local pool about lessons and when they asked me to call back another time – I used it as another excuse to postpone that first step…

Not Too Old To Learn To Ride A Unicycle

Chris - Contributer 24th October 2016 This is Chris’s story of how at 41 he decided to learn how to ride a unicycle and 12 years later he is still riding and still learning new tricks ! “I was inspired to learn after a friend bought a unicycle for his son at Christmas in 2003 and he’d lost interest in it. I’d seen them on TV in the circus and it looked funny and fun at the same time!. Fast forward to Summer 2004 and I was in a traction kiting club at the time and one day there was no breeze, so we all sat there drinking tea…

Not Too Old To Wall Climb

Jill - Contributer 24th October 2016 This is Jill's story of how at 53 she decided to try out some extreme sports starting with indoor Wall Climbing... I am 54 years old and even though I play netball and enjoy running and going to the gym, I don’t think of myself as someone who enjoys ‘extreme sports’ or anything that may be deemed a little dangerous ! In the past, several friends had been to indoor climbing walls and I decided that I would definitely like to give it a go ! I received a txt from my son on this particular…

Not Too Old To Change Career

Linda - Contributer I changed my career at 40 years old...graphic designer to massage therapist After leaving school I became a graphic designer. I enjoyed this for many years until there was a recession and life became so much more difficult. I then moved onto working in a recruitment company which pushed me to my limits. Long hours, arrogant people and people who always wanted to blame someone else. As a little outlet I went off and learnt massage over 6 weekends during the next 6 months. I hadn’t sat an exam since school…

Not Too Old To Join a Choir

Jackie - Contributer Read this inspiring story about Jackie who after her husband joined a choir got the music bug as well. My love of music goes back to my childhood. I played a couple of musical instruments whilst at school and have always enjoyed participating in anything musical. About 5 years ago my husband joined a choir – he has always loved singing and had sung in a few choirs in the past. Rock Choir offers the opportunity for anyone to join – there are NO auditions or the need to read music. In fact all the…
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