When you go on holiday do you need mobility assistance at the Airport or Station?

If you do it’s possible that you are a wheelchair user or you may need the use of a wheelchair to assist you to get to your plane or train.

Most stations and airports provide a service to either push you in your own wheelchair or will provide one of their own company wheelchairs and an assistant to help get you to your boarding area and will even help you to board and provide lifting assistance into your seat if that is what you need.

When going on holiday, most regular wheelchair users take their own wheelchairs and scooters, which in the case of planes, would be loaded into the hold of the plane once you have been settled into your seat.

When you get to your destination, large scooters and wheelchairs can prove to be quite cumbersome and heavy to manoeuvre around, especially in small winding streets and on public transport, but now it is easy to buy a lighter foldable version of mobility scooter which is still very reliable and comfortable but can easily be collapsed and folded into a very small unit making it easier to transport in planes, in the boot of a car or taxi and on any other form of public transport which you may be using.

One of the most popular and reliable makes of folding mobility scooter is the LUGGIE. It is very light weight although strong and comfortable. It has a removable battery and can be folded down into an extremely small unit, even small enough to pass through airport x-ray scanners.

The Luggie range of scooters are extremely popular and come with many high ratings and recommendations.




Middle age has now come to the point where it covers a very wide field.

Years ago people in their forties were considered to be middle aged, but today most people don’t consider that it applies to them before at least fifty.bassist-154656_640

Once we get to fifty most of us probably feel that there is still some time yet before we need to consider ourselves at the point of mid-life, but once the over fifties arrive, the thoughts about what is to come start creeping in.

Fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety. How far do we think we are looking ahead?

It was easy at twenty because we all thought that we had forty years in front of us before we needed to think about anything like that. It all seemed so very far away, but once the fifties and sixties arrive, if we do in fact make it that far, many don’t, we start to consider what we are going to do with ourselves for the future unknown years to come.

People die at all ages, for all sorts of reasons, so on a personal level it is not worth thinking about when we might die. It doesn’t really matter because there is nothing that we will be able to do about it when the time comes, so it’s not worth giving it too much consideration, except perhaps for making a will and expressing your wishes about what kind of funeral you might want. Apart from that it is probably best to assume that you are going to live forever and take each day as it comes. When you get to sixty years old, it’s entirely possible that you could have at least another forty years to live, so what do you plan to do for the next forty years?guitar-806256_640

Health problems can arise at any stage of our lives, it’s not just the domain of the old. However fit we have been for the first half of our lives we inevitably lose some of that fitness when we get past the middle aged part of our lives. We can’t rush around and indulge to quite the same degree as we could when we were in our twenties. However, that is pertaining to our physical selves, but inside we are still the same person that we have always been. You were ‘you’ when you were six, and you were the same ‘you’ when you were ten and fifteen and twenty five, right up to whatever age you are at present. Nothing changes inside, it’s just the outer shell that deteriorates and ages, making us less fit and agile than we were, and changing the way we

‘You’ are actually your invisible self, housed in an ever changing body. Your body is changing and renewing itself by the minute. Our skin completely renews itself every thirty five days, we get a new liver every six weeks and a completely new brain every two months. The cells in our stomach which are responsible for digesting food are renewed every five minutes and our entire skeletal structure is renewed every three months.

We get a completely renewed body every five to seven years!

Speed and efficiency of renewal all depend on how healthy we are and of course some people age physically faster than others, but the fact is that our actual physical body is not the same one as we had some weeks ago and yet the person, the ‘you’ which inhabits it remains a constant.

It is this inner ‘you’ which controls which way you go in your life and you always have unlimited power over what you do. It might not have seemed so at times when things have gone badly wrong or when other people have come into the mix and influenced you to make decisions you might not otherwise have made, or made you go to places you might not otherwise have gone to. But whatever has happened along the way, either good or bad, you have taken decisions which have brought you to where you are now.


We are intuitive beings and tend to follow our gut feeling in whatever we do. How often have you gone to a place where you have picked up a good or bad ‘vibe’, or gone along with a plan attracted by the excitement and illusion it promises, really knowing that it was going to be the wrong decision and probably kicking yourself when it all goes pear shaped further down the line, as you really did know it wasn’t right at the start?  We all collect a bunch of ‘I knew it’ stories as we progress through life.

As we grow up we adopt an image of ourselves that we carry throughout our lives. It is not just about being tall, short, fat, thin, ugly or pretty, it is also about the image of ourselves which we are projecting out to the world, which can be a mixture of all those features. We could of course be completely wrong and what we hate about our physical selves, our false identity, goes unnoticed by everyone else. It is the hang ups about ourselves that get noticed. We can, if we are not careful, make a big deal about something which may steer our lives in an unnecessary direction. Quite often, by middle age we can turn around and look back and ask ourselves why we have let something which means less to us now, rule over our lives so much in the past.

By middle age you start to realise that your life is important to you, and that is a very good time to make the determination to live every day to the full, as full as you are able to do ‘today’ and not put too much store in what has passed by. It is also a good time to take responsibility for what you do in your life without thinking too much about what is going to happen in the future when you don’t know how much future you’ve got, why waste time worrying about it?

In some ways middle age and beyond can be a new beginning. The beginning of a forty year plan.

Before you can plan any kind of future it is important to go back to find the ‘you’ person who has always been there living in this body which is ever changing and growing older as the years go by. ‘You are always still there no matter what, viewing the world from the inside out. The real ‘you’ is pure, innocent and beautiful, a hard thing to accept when we observe some of the wrong things people get up to (with their physical persona) during their lifetimes. It is very important to acknowledge the real ‘you’ and love and trust the real ‘you’, because the real ‘you’ is all there is.

There is a thing called the ego which tries to govern our spiritual and physical life. The ego gets its strength and power from orchestrating our physical and material existence. It tries to make our inner self falsely believe we are in some way inadequate so that our physical selves feel the need to go out and say and do things we don’t really want to, just so that we can appear accomplished, wealthy, or more beautiful than anyone else.

Of course it is OK to pursue money so that we can have and do the things that make us happy, and to make us look good towards the world which is observing us, but it all needs to be done at happiness level and without stress and strain, otherwise life becomes a toil and unhappiness will set in.

At middle age we are all at the stage where we can reflect a little on mistakes and decisions we have made in the past which we can probably see clear as day now. Most of us have heard the saying ‘If I knew then what I know now, how differently my life could have been’. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, it is knowledge we have gained, and lessons learned along the way since day one. It would be a shame not to use that knowledge and experience to enhance the rest of our lives.

Our health is also a key factor about how we feel in middle age. No matter how fit we are, we are all going to struggle if we want to re-create our twenty year old selves. We won’t be as fast and sharp, but we will  certainly be a lot less stupid. Poor health in advancing age is a great drawback. Our only option is to strive to improve our ailments and try our best to work around them from day to day, never giving up on improvement.

There are many things which contribute to ill health. Our general mind set can dictate whether we deal with it well or badly. Neuroscientists have recently found in trials that someone with a negative or pessimistic outlook will be more likely to have a damaged immune system, which will increase the possibility of catching diseases or slow down the recovery from injury. What the ego dictates that the ‘you’ feels can manifest into any number of ailments in any part of the body. In her famous book ‘You can heal your life’ Louise L Hay lists an extensive number of conditions and ailments, and circumstances and attitudes which have helped to trigger them. It is up to you to decide whether you think there is part or all of your ailments that you can do something to improve.

Medical doctors don’t know everything. They can only prescribe what they know and what they have  been taught to prescribe faced with an ailment. Most are not schooled in diet or alternative treatments and are compelled to remain focused purely on the conditions of the illness and not look holistically at the whole picture which may have caused the person to arrive at this point. It is not to say that medical doctors are a waste of time, they are indeed invaluable for treating urgent ailments and diseases, diagnosis and detecting early signs of conditions such as cancer, but some things which onset at middle age, such as arthritis, acid reflux, chest ailments, bad digestion,  high blood pressure and so on, can be the result of not doing things correctly early on in your life, like smoking and drinking too much and a badly thought out diet which are now showing up with consequences to your health.

Now is the time to start cleaning up and making an effort to encourage your body to go into self healing mode. It might not be a cure-all, but it could certainly go a long way to complementing whatever other treatment you are getting. Our ego gives us our addictions such as smoking, drinking, drugs, food, even gambling. They are all actions which supply some ease from the mistaken belief in our inadequacy which we have buried deep within ourselves. Not only the short physical relief we get from these things but the practice of doing them serves as a mask of the pain, or a crutch during our every day lives, a crutch that we become very reluctant to put down and live without.

Start thinking about putting all your mistakes and bad decisions behind you, and make the decision to manifest the best future you can for yourself, be it fourteen hours, fourteen days, fourteen months or fourteen thousand days. Don’t dwell on the length of time you have got left to live, just on how good you can aim to make it now.harley-1238021_640

Whatever age you are now, you could have at least another forty years in front of you. How are you going to fill it?

As the great Louise L. Hay says in her book “You can Heal your Life”:-                                                       ”  Love your body, its with you for the rest of your life, so you want to make it the best relationship you can have. “

Lasting Power of Attorney

One of the most important and sensible things you can do in life, apart from making a will, is to appoint a trusted person as Lasting Power of Attorney.

If ever you were incapacitated through stroke or illness which rendered you unable to either speak or do things for yourself, someone who has Lasting Power of Attorney, registered with the courts, can make all the decisions on your behalf, sort out your finances like accessing your bank account to pay your bills, legally enter your house, take care of animals and also make decisions about what kind of medical care you are going to

It is particularly important if you live alone and do not have any close next of




Most solicitors in the UK will charge upwards of £600 to arrange a Lasting Power of Attorney for you. They may also insist that you go chasing round informing up to five relatives about your intentions, which in some cases can be a wise move but this is not actually compulsory. The reason it is advised to inform up to five other people (not necessarily relatives) of your intentions is to ensure that the person who is your designated power of attorney is not acting unscrupulously or coercing you in any way, in which case they could make an objection in your interests. However it is not compulsory to inform anyone else, (although some solicitors will imply that it is), so if you are absolutely sure and trust the person you have designated, you can leave it at that.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney. One is covering your financial affairs, handling your money and property, and the other is handling your health and wellbeing affairs such as the treatment you receive in hospital and whether you should be resuscitated or not. They would also be able to make decisions about where you receive your medical and aftercare treatment.

You can have the same person to cover both Powers of Attorney or joint or separate people for each. The decision is yours.



You should go to the UK government website where everything is explained quite simply and clearly, and the fee is only £110. If your income is less than £12.000 per year you can get a 50% discount, making it £55, and if you get certain benefits you can even get the service free of charge.  They will send you all the forms you need and all you have to do is fill them in with the name or names of the designated person or persons who will be your power of attorney, plus two witnesses.

The thing is, we don’t all consider these things when we are fit and healthy, but it is a good provision to put into place as we get older so we can then rest assured that someone we know and trust has the legal right to take care of our business should there come a time when we are not able to do it for ourselves.




It’s not every day that we need to access legal forms, but on the occasion that we do, where do we go to find them?

It may be that you want to create your own will at home, grant someone power of attorney or make a ‘living will’. You may be a landlord wanting to create a tenancy agreement, or an eviction notice for that matter. There are consent forms covering children or hospital procedures and even forms for marriage separation.

Everywhere you go in life there seems to be a legally binding form to be filled in. Whatever your requirement it is important that you get the correct form to cover your needs and wishes. is well worth having a look at, they could just be able to supply the paperwork you need to get a job done.

Remember the old box leatherette record player?

For most of us born during the Baby Boomer era the record player figures greatly in our teenage memories.

Record players are a direct descendent of the original phonographs from the post Victorian age. They had a large horn on the top and had to be wound up to speed to play heavy black discs.wind up gramaphone

Moving on from the phonographs were the gramophones which were electrically powered and very often paired with a radio contained in a large piece of furniture called a radiogram. Most stylish homes owned a radiogram in the 1950’s and 1960’s, or at least aspired to owning one. When not in use they looked like a sideboard, they got rid of the need to have a great big old fashioned wireless and whenever the need arose they also had a built in record player.

Having a radiogram at home was all well and good but most teenagers wanted to get out and about with their music and play their records where Mum and Dad were out of the way, so the ‘portable’ record player was invented. ‘Portable’ meant about fifteen kilos in weight, made of a heavy wooden frame and covered with leatherette with a carrying handle on the side. Most people couldn’t lift it up without having to balance it on their thigh.

Until the start of the 1950’s records were still produced in the large 78rpm style which were very large, very brittle and weighed a ton. If you took your record collection and ‘portable’ Dansette record player over to someone’s house in those days it was a major load to carry, but to us it was ‘portable’ and freedom. The large 78rpm records were produced right up until the mid 1950’s. Most of Elvis’s first hits were on 78’s and even Cliff Richard’s first hit Living Doll was  produced on a large 78rpm disc.portable record player               Dansette record player

From about 1958 onwards the more modern vinyl records began to be produced. These played at 45rpm and were much smaller and lighter. They were also  more flexible and less prone to breakage than the big 78’s which would usually snap in half or break into three pieces if they were knocked or stood on. And they were easy to stack under the arm at the top of the centre post on the turntable which could stack at least ten records and release them down to the turntable below one at a time after each previous record had finished.stacking turntable

Vinyl’s were a new era altogether. You could get hundreds of vinyl records into a plastic file and carry them anywhere you wanted to without much effort. The big hulking ‘portable’ was still going strong throughout the sixties but smaller and lighter portables came along which were easier to transport.records and record player

Of course, since those days we have gone through the Cassette experience during the seventies, then the CD experience during the eighties and nineties and ultimately the computer downloads and all the ipod stuff.

All these new things are great and very convenient but having records and a record player was a whole experience that was part and parcel of the teenage years for many Baby Boomers. There were the record shops where you could request to listen to a record, go into a booth and put on headphones to listen to it. This was meant to encourage you to buy the single but a lot of the time people just listened to it and left.   The record shop was a major venue to congregate on a Saturday and very often during the week, after school had finished. Any girls and boys who were lucky enough to get a job in the local record shop were the envy of the whole town. Very often the girl working behind the counter in the record shop would be dating someone in a local band which all added to the glamour of the experience especially if the band had a single out and that boy was visiting his girlfriend at the record shop on a Saturday morning.

Eventually local record shops with headphone booths either closed down or were taken over by the multiples. New technology kicked in and the rest is history. Thanks to DJ’s who have continued to use turntables and turned them into an art form of mixing techniques, the vinyl has stayed alive and more recently has started to make a comeback in the mainstream.

As great as the old record players and the memories they hold were, new record players are now being manufactured, a great many of them are still in the old retro style but this time around they are fitted with better speakers and USB ports so that music can be transferred from the old vinyl discs to ipods and computers so that we may never lose our music again, simply because the record broke.

A review of ‘Wealthy Affiliates’ the online business training school

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Where do you get the right legal forms? Look no further.

It’s not every day that we need to access legal forms, but on the occasion that we do, where do we go to find them?

It may be that you want to create your own will at home, grant someone power of attorney or make a ‘living will’.  You may be a landlord wanting to create a tenancy agreement, or an eviction notice for that matter.  There are consent forms covering children or hospital procedures and even forms for marriage separation.

Everywhere you go in life there seems to be a legally binding form to be filled in. Whatever your requirement it is important that you get the correct form to cover your needs and wishes. is well worth having a look at, they could just be able to supply the paperwork you need to get a job done.

Have you got Acid Indigestion, Gout, Arthritis?

If you are suffering from any of the above, it could well be that your system is too acidic and you may need to alkalize it and stabilize your PH balance.

PH is short for Potential Hydrogen. PH measures the balance between alkalinity and acidity on a scale of  0 – 14, so anything higher than a 7 is alkaline and anything below 7 is acid. 7 is neutral.

You can buy PH testing strips or litmus papers.  Wee on one of these first thing in the morning and according to what colour it changes to, that will show the acid/alkaline balance of your body.  If  the PH shows anything less than a 7 and the paper turns to anything less than a bluey green it may mean that you need to start paying attention to alkalizing your system and looking at an alkaline diet.

Of course right now if you are burning up with acid indigestion and heartburn you want a quick remedy straight away.

One of the very best remedies for this is a teaspoon of Cider Apple Vinegar followed by a quick glug of honey.  Rather than messing about trying to balance a teaspoon, just fill a small dosing cup to 5ml with Cider Apple Vinegar and knock it back like a shot following it with a glug of honey from a squeezy honey bottle.

Although it is an acidic vinegar, Cider Apple Vinegar has the effect of being alkaline in your body. It immediately breaks down acid indigestion and goes on to help your food break down in your stomach.

It is a good idea to take this small dose of Cider Apple Vinegar after each meal and especially before you go to bed as it will stop acid from forming and coming up into your oesophagus during the night.

A bottle of Organic Cider Apple Vinegar and a bottle of squeezy honey are great things to have handy in your kitchen cupboard for acid emergencies, and taken on a daily basis Cider Apple Vinegar can contribute towards preventing acid build up in your joints which in turn could alleviate or prevent gout or arthritic conditions.  It will also go towards regulating your PH balance and the effective digestion of your food.

Cider Apple Vinegar can usually be bought in most supermarkets these days and in health food shops such as Holland and Barrett in the UK, who also have an online service and Amazon who have loads of varieties.  3 New Hot Offers: Coconut Oil, Honey & Apple Cider Vinegar 
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The Virtues of Hawthorn.

Hawthorn has been used as a remedy for heart disease since way back in the first century.  It is known to be effective in the reduction of high blood pressure and cholesterol and for circulatory disorders, angina and mild heart failure..Hawthorn

Many modern heart drugs contain the leaves and flowers of Hawthorn in their ingredients.

Hawthorn can be taken as a supplement and is available from many health food stores and providers.

As with most supplements it is always advisable to seek professional advice before taking it especially of you are already taking drugs for heart disease such as Dioxin, Calcium Channel Blockers or Beta Blockers, as Hawthorn could have the effect of making drugs stronger.

A great company to buy Hawthorn from is Zipvit. They are a very friendly company to deal with and nothing is too much trouble for them.

They supply their tablet supplements in resealable plastic bags which are easy to post to you in an envelope. They are very reasonably priced and delivery is quick.  They will even send you a text message if you like, to tell you that your order is on the way.   They have an online catalogue, but also have a paper catalogue which they will send you in the post.


Welcome to the world of Baby Boomers

thHAUESQUPWelcome to the world of Baby Boomers. It is called because it is for all those Boomers who were born after 1945 up until 1961 absolutely anywhere in the world.

We are going to post tips, hints advice and stories from all sorts of areas, all of which can be quite relevant to anyone of any age but be of particular interest to those in the Baby Boomer age group.

Hopefully World Baby Boomers can point you in the right direction for some information or for something you might be looking for.