Category Archives: Grey Products

“Timpson Tie Up”

One of the great challenges when you are growing up is learning to tie up shoe laces.  These are the days before Velcro.  Nothing was more embarrassing than not being able to tie your own shoe laces when you went … Continue reading

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“Daylight Robbery”

Most robbery is done in the dark.  More daring robbery in the day usually requires a disguise. Pirates had patches over one eye.  Stagecoach robbers in cowboy films had their neckerchiefs pulled up over their faces.  Modern day jewellery thieves … Continue reading

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It’s your funeral 😄

Buying a funeral plan is a way of making sure there is  enough money to pay for your last big send off yourself, rather than leaving the bill to be picked up by unhappy relatives when you are gone.   … Continue reading

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“Age UK – Not So Cheap !”

Just as I predicted, Age UK is back in the news again with more bad news. (This follows on from the three previous blogs which you can see by clicking on “Age UK ” in the Tag Cloud). After the … Continue reading

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“Age UK – Cheap Products ?”

Almost five years ago I attended the Age UK Annual Conference and below I am publishing the blog I wrote after than meeting.  It’s relevant to the blog I posted on the 14th February 2016 about the Age UK brand.  You can see in … Continue reading

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“Age UK – A Caution Unheeded”

My previous blog focused on the difficulties that Age UK had got itself into by promoting commercial products and receiving commissions for their introduction.  Essentially, I think this is a good thing to do because it, not only brings income … Continue reading

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Smallprint loses trust

Another common theme that I have been writing about regularly since 2010 is the subject of “small print”. This might seem like a relatively significant issue.   However a very high proportion of older people wear glasses and over 50% of them … Continue reading

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“Wrinkle Mania”

Wrinkles take years to acquire. A lifetime of effort and experience. Then almost as soon as they have them, most women do their utmost to get rid of them. Facelifts, Botox and anti-ageing products are in the vanguard of the rage … Continue reading

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“Age Friendly Gadgets”

Technology is intended to make our lives easier and over the last couple of centuries it has undoubtedly done so.    All of us take electricity forgranted, although very few of us could explain how it works.    The good news is … Continue reading

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“Simple Connections”

A while ago I was grumbling about the complexity of modern technology for many older people.   What appears and appeals to the younger generation as the latest advance in easy living, is anything but to their grandparents.   (See my … Continue reading

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