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Classier, not pricier budgeting…

20 Feb 2020

TG reminds us of one of those little money-saving tips that we letter-writers need to add to our ‘to-do’ list with two weeks to go before yet another budget.



Step up communication in 2020

19 Feb 2020

TS is talking about perhaps one of the most important skills that we need as we go through this life and that is the ability to communicate.  It is something that is learned when we are young, but can we find ourselves at a point where we have forgotten the basics?



A badge collection story.

18 Feb 2020

LPG would like to thank HN for taking the time to be a helpful neighbour and also to tell us her story and how things could have been so much easier…



A little bit of salt; is not always a bad thing...

17 Feb 2020

Perhaps PY has found the one good reason for pouring a little more salt on your dinner, although only a few will benefit…



Long live the Chequebook!

16 Feb 2020

Perhaps GJ has found an anniversary that we older people should continue to acknowledge while she acquaints us with a few facts about using a pen and paper to pay for your purchases.



Britain leaves Europe

15 Feb 2020

PN expresses disappointment when sharing a view on one aspect of the way that Britain left the EU…



Some things should never change just like valentine’s day

14 Feb 2020

Perhaps the information contained in today’s post is up for debate and perhaps not, but there is one thing for sure and that is that FI is suggesting that age has nothing to do with it. 



Heat… but please be careful!

13 Feb 2020

CT offers us an interesting heating DIY project but warns… Don’t try this in your home!

 



Could you burst into song and produce an accurate version of your National Anthem?

12 Feb 2020

Perhaps GK’s thoughts today question one aspect of patriotism wherever your allegiances lie, or perhaps brings into question the ability of the older person’s singing prowess.



Check the state of your ‘even keel’.

11 Feb 2020

FB takes the time to share a couple of bits of internet information which may help anyone who is worried about their balance today but throws real emphasis on never trying them when alone, just in case…



Check the state of your ‘even keel’.

11 Feb 2020

FB takes the time to share a couple of bits of internet information which may help anyone who is worried about their balance today but throws real emphasis on never trying them when alone, just in case…



Fully charged, overcharged… just how charged should we be?

10 Feb 2020

This research was born out of concern for all those who leave the electric blanket plugged in overnight, which LPG points out is not always the best idea no matter how cold it is.   AH offers concerns about just how electrifying each of us really is and needs to be.  Although LPG suggests that we need not worry too much as we have all managed to make it through a few decades successfully in relative ignorance. 



… and how old are you?

09 Feb 2020

Readers may well think that PY is only talking to the male readers today but he also has a message for all newly retired pensioners that is relevant which ever age or gender is involved. 



British Women are sociable

08 Feb 2020

Rudy takes us on a trip down WWII memory lane and points out that although there are relatively few WWII veterans who are now likely to be able to confirm his thoughts, there will be many readers who will identify when they think of how their parents got together…



Don’t dwell on ‘the me I used to be’…

07 Feb 2020

XX shares an experience that is personal but not unique when he broaches the subject of low self-esteem and Inferiority complexes in a very personal way in the hope that others who feel that they have similar issues start recognising and doing something about it, although you will note that he prefers to remain more anonymous than usual.



Health, the rise and fall…

06 Feb 2020

The list of lost hospitals AM has linked us to has provoked memories which are likely to be shared by many.



The feel of the key under your finger…

05 Feb 2020

One of the biggest conundrums that anyone is ever going to face will occur when they decide to buy a new computer or lap top. FT suggests one of the features that may make a difference.



Grandma’s Help

04 Feb 2020

Rudy focusses in on the Grandfathers today, as he looks at an accepted cultural behaviour trait and discusses some of the reasons behind how it is arrived at.  



A call for regulation in all countries.

03 Feb 2020

Perhaps GD has a point when saying that things are not perfect in the UK, but they are a lot less perfect in some other countries around the world, while it is also made clear that things will never change without the help of the general public…



What today, the weather and ‘I’ve Got you babe’ have in common…

02 Feb 2020

KB offers us a film that should be an example for many while explaining a custom which originated in Pennsylvania USA…



Dig out your 20s – I bet you have more than you think!

01 Feb 2020

Perhaps UG is offering some advice that is needed in preparation for the newest Banknote turnaround if the statistics are to be believed…



Connect during the anticipation months…

31 Jan 2020

Perhaps TS’s suggestion that we all become a little braver when it comes to not letting the simplest of opportunities pass us by, is one worth thinking about… 



Expecting too much?

30 Jan 2020

Perhaps AF shares a problem that may be hiding somewhere at the back of many older minds, but a philosophy is offered here to deal with any self-disappointment for readers who believe that they share such feelings of underachievement.



Expecting too much?

30 Jan 2020

Perhaps AF shares a problem that may be hiding somewhere at the back of many older minds, but a philosophy is offered here to deal with any self-disappointment for readers who believe that they share such feelings of underachievement.



Nice trip? One way to ensure it is good to be home.

29 Jan 2020

This may be a fundamental point but GS focusses in on a couple of things we can do before going abroad to minimise illness when your return home. 



Don’t be too independent to use a walking stick?

28 Jan 2020

OE suggest one good reason of not being too ready to forgo the use of a walking stick in public…



Do white coats have an effect on you?

28 Jan 2020

Doctors… we have problems getting an appointment and when we finally get our consultation our blood pressure can tell all sorts of fibs.  JA explains…



Ladies, here’s one I made earlier…

26 Jan 2020

UG offers us a view of her multitasking activities and invites readers to remember one of those little details that could be seen everywhere not that long ago….



The Bible; if you have read it, did you understand it all?

25 Jan 2020

BT offers a little insight for those readers of LPG who also read the Bible and points us in the direction of one possible answer to one of the many really big questions that are used to challenge the Christian faith.



Giving back a little driving advice…

24 Jan 2020

Perhaps BH has stumbled on something that will benefit all those LPG readers that also drive and the information offered could well improve the way you sit in general whether you drive, travel by car or sit when you are stationary. 



Visitors from abroad, where do you start?

23 Jan 2020

ML takes us on the virtual journey she experienced while preparing to receive relatives who were on a more literal journey of their own. 



Harry, Meghan and Canada

22 Jan 2020

PN offers a personal view in response to the news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back from official life and leave for Canada.



Judge Rinder got me thinking.

21 Jan 2020

AN reminds us of how important it is to get a written contract for all sorts of arrangements we make no matter how friendly the whole situation starts out…



A day to ‘celebrate’ for all the wrong reasons…

20 Jan 2020

Do you feel as blue as this Monday is supposed to make us all feel? EP helps us celebrate on what has scientifically been proved to be the most depressing day of the year… 



Watch them grow, watch them go!

19 Jan 2020

CP comments on one typical street scene which does not fill those who actually notice with pride.



I like their style

18 Jan 2020

Perhaps Rudy offers a point of view that more pensioners need to consider as they continue to save all the money they have spent a lifetime working for…



New Year’s Honour or Horror?

17 Jan 2020

PN shares the disappointment that all older people might feel when considering the deeds that appear to have led to the service that this newly appointed Knight of the realm has given the nation while offering a little history lesson.



Is your home still your children’s storage facility?

16 Jan 2020

PB takes the time to present a dilemma which many pensioners seem to be afflicted with, although there are few answers offered and a plea for any solutions that readers have to share.



Post Code conundrums…

15 Jan 2020

Most of us don’t really need to find one that often but, when you do, trying to find a post code is one of those things that it can be really frustrating not to know especially when you need to know.    LC offers a little good news for those of us that still prefer to post letters. 



Is this goodbye old friend?

14 Jan 2020

Perhaps NS’s fear at the prospect of having to bin her ‘Windows 7’ laptop prompted this post, but it might help others who have heard about this deadline, to get a better understanding of what it will actually mean. 



Drinking habits – how good are yours?

13 Jan 2020

MJ rethinks some watery advice offered last year and brings us up to speed…



The science behind a night time snuggle…

12 Jan 2020

SW has a message which offers those who find sleep a challenge a new perspective on one of the reasons for the difficulties that some experience and all because of an American holiday…



LPG would like to say a big thank you…

11 Jan 2020

On ‘International Thank You Day’ LPG would like to offer our whole-hearted thanks to everyone who make the production of this website possible.



Ways to keep a little road map little… perhaps?

10 Jan 2020

Perhaps HL sees the spider vein problem from a female point of view, but we all know that solutions work for both genders, so LPG suggests that gentleman readers take the time to take a look too…



Children and Grandchildren (your gifts)

09 Jan 2020

Rudy gives us his man’s view of children and grandchildren and the time they have for their parents as those parents get older.



The electronic thieves...

08 Jan 2020

FS offers a warning for anyone planning a visit which might include a casino experience…



Thinking of thanking someone? Do it on Saturday!

07 Jan 2020

Av finds another international celebration day for us all to think about….



Thunder? Be more worried about the lightning…

06 Jan 2020

Perhaps we don’t have thunderstorms of anywhere near the magnitude of those of the last century but WS reminds us that it is still worth remembering what to do in order to stay safe... just in case…



Epiphany and the ‘take down’?

05 Jan 2020

JN offers a reminder and a short lesson about why the decorations should come down today… or tomorrow?  Either way don’t forget. 



Not again in this lifetime…

04 Jan 2020

Rudy offers thoughts on a subject that can often be difficult to deal with today but shares some positivity.



Every picture tells a story (chapter 7) - My beautiful staircase…

03 Jan 2020

HB proves that the simplest of pictures taken in the most unsuspecting of places can have a profound effect on us for so many reasons.



Retirement; the youngsters need to start planning early.

02 Jan 2020

MT feels that while the government are spending a lot of effort educating youngsters about the importance of being financially prepared for retirement, perhaps a little more emphasis should be spent focussing on other aspects.



Ask more questions…

01 Jan 2020

Perhaps we need to be reminded of the power that not making assumptions can promote in our lives and of the inconvenience and heartache that can be avoided by observing this life principle.



A new kind of new year’s resolution.

31 Dec 2019

YD offers a variation on the theme of New Year’s Resolutions and puts a challenge out to all those who view them as hard work and destined to fail…



A new year’s resolution worth ‘breaking’?

30 Dec 2019

BH offers a little advice on how to break a lifelong relationship with too much sugar…



Make sure you are always contactable whatever happens…

29 Dec 2019

CW makes yet another case for always having your phone or some other communication device within reach and LPG offers information about a fairly new idea for making that possible if you have a smart phone. 



One way to eliminate the rug to carpet falling hazard…

28 Dec 2019

There are many ways to overcome any one problem, and LY has found a new and useful one for those readers who have a ‘curled up edge on your rug’ issue to sort out…



How do you know and what can you do?

27 Dec 2019

Perhaps NU has offered some information which will help you help a friend, or yourself to realise a possible gambling habit.



Wikipedia, are they really strapped for cash?

26 Dec 2019

NS offers some comments on one of the internet resources that is often used by the writers that contribute to our site and askes ‘Do they or do they not need our money?’



Keeping the message brief today…

25 Dec 2019

LPG offers a Christmas message to our readers…



Noise? keep your neighbours up to speed.

24 Dec 2019

DP takes a look at one of those neighbour dispute issues which could be alleviated if preplanning involved keeping everyone in the picture



Christmas; a time for the family-feud cease-fire…

23 Dec 2019

MM makes a rather unconventional Christmas appeal for all those pensioners who have families that don’t always see eye to eye.



Yes, we pensioners can still multitask?

22 Dec 2019

AH reminds us that the young think that they know it all but we still have a skill or two to offer as we get older…



The ‘Three-Diary’ way of life?

21 Dec 2019

DW passes on a tried and tested method of making sure that your day goes without a hitch (or at lease with less hitches than before)



An interesting aspect of making a GP appointment.

20 Dec 2019

Perhaps DP’s experience is not unique.  It is a simple story but begs the question; we know that being a GP has to come with its own set of problems but do our GPs actually know what patients often have to go through just to get an appointment.



Could we ‘fatties’ learn something from following Japan’s lead?

19 Dec 2019

Perhaps FL has found a little information that might just help those of us who are on the larger side to not feel quite so bad about it (if they do), and follow a few hints that might make a positive difference.



Every picture tells a story (chapter 6) - A whole new way of looking at the world...

18 Dec 2019

KA offers us a picture which will be familiar to some but breath-taking to others and explains the circumstances of its capture.



No you haven’t seen it all before... If asked take another look.

17 Dec 2019

MN has used the London Sea Life Aquarium as a back drop to bring this issue to the attention of our less mobile readers but any of the tourist attractions anywhere in the world could have provoked NM’s message today.



Spilt milk – get over it!

16 Dec 2019

Nearly everyone has heard of this proverb but sometimes we forget to remember when it will best be put into practise. 



Unconditional Air however sunny it is outside …

15 Dec 2019

KA passes on one experience of a visit to one of the warmer USA states in order to prepare readers who are preparing for their first visit.



Reach for the ceiling or perhaps the sideboard!

14 Dec 2019

JN offers an idea that might make this Christmas a happier one for a few neighbours….

 



Movies in Lewisham Borough again…

13 Dec 2019

For all those of us who remember the social aspect of going to the cinema, LPG passes on some encouraging news received from Lewisham Council. 



My aunt, an inspiration.

12 Dec 2019

With some 360,000registered blind and partially sighted people in the UK there have to be quite a few readers who know someone with this disability.  YG tells us a little about someone she knoew who lives with blindness.



Whether just for Christmas or for life: some advice for when things change….

11 Dec 2019

PL has heard the warning that is offered nearly every Christmas, and which is usually amid at all those little ones that think that a dog would make a cool Christmas present, and offers some timely advice for older dog owners who for very different reasons might be put off acquiring a really valuable friend because of the fear of the future…



Older and colder… Avoiding the draught…

10 Dec 2019

JW shares a thought about keeping warm as the cold whether starts to show signs of things to come. 



Avoid double booking… On the wall or in the phone…

09 Dec 2019

Perhaps GG has found the perfect solution or two to a double booking predicament that can sometimes crop up.



Never too old to ‘do your thing’ on the dance floor.

08 Dec 2019

Perhaps GM is a little previous with this thought but then again, it is never too early to get started and why should dance only be a thing we do at Christmas. 



Observation… do you know a Mrs. X or a Mr. Y?

07 Dec 2019

GW focusses on that person who you notice in the background and then usually dismiss; the one that gets mentioned in your social conversation and then forgotten, and highlights a way that we can help.  



Keeping the magic of Christmas.

06 Dec 2019

SC offers an opinion that all grandparents and great-grandparents of younger children might consider reading before the Christmas Shopping starts.  



Practice makes for the Perfect Password…

05 Dec 2019

KT has some information for readers when it comes to dealing with internet security issues. 



Working on the Detox from the outside in.

04 Dec 2019

LPG has repeated this post in the hope that we are on time to give a little scope to your Christmas shopping.  In preparation for that time when it is notoriously difficult to buy a present for those older friends who have already got nearly everything, JL wanted to help readers to cast your minds back and suggests that, if you tried any of these detoxing recipes out in June, now might be the perfect time to prepare an original Christmas present for a friend or two…



Defrost and demist; make sure you can see!

03 Dec 2019

TS is obviously an advocate of the fact that ‘prevention is better than cure’ (an old West Indian adage) and offers some orthodox and unorthodox methods for readers to try in advance of the 2019 big freeze.



Spending time apart can keep you together.

02 Dec 2019

Perhaps NA’s advice is a little late for many readers as the retirement horse has already bolted for those that our posts are aimed at.  But having been there we are in a position to pass this message onto those sons and daughters who are getting to that pre-retirement age zone.



Keeping the message brief today…

02 Dec 2019

LPG offers a Christmas message to our readers…



How tired is your electric blanket?

01 Dec 2019

Perhaps JN offers some timely advice for those who feel the cold and are about to add the electric blankets to their bedclothes for another winter.



So that’s why God invented Cotton Wool!

30 Nov 2019

We know that loneliness is a problem for us elders.  ‘No one visits any more’ is often an observation which is made but FW asks could some of us do a little more to help ourselves?



Really Bagging the Bargains; box verses black.

29 Nov 2019

We have saved HY’s comments for today so that they coincide with Black Friday which is fast becoming the new Boxing Day sales day that was. 



Christmas present shelf life…

28 Nov 2019

Perhaps CS is a bit early with this comment but as Christmas present buying begins to be one of the real dilemmas perhaps this article is worth a read.  



Shhhhhhh!

27 Nov 2019

HG offers some information for all the grandparents amongst us which may just make visiting the little ones and their mums a more positive experience…



Older driver; older car; more to pay-

26 Nov 2019

CE gives a view of the council’s way of protecting the ozone and how it will affect the drivers of the borough.



Looking good while seeing well…

25 Nov 2019

FE shares what the internet has to offer on choosing the best optical frames to help you see well and look good.



Christmas… No I don’t Roy!

24 Nov 2019

SC shares his thoughts about the pre-Christmas holiday preparation season.



A children’s lesson that grandparents can help to teach.

23 Nov 2019

GM finds herself so impressed with one aspect of her children’s parenting skills that she would like to pass on the idea. 



Something that we all want?

23 Nov 2019

Perhaps KD is secretly trying to persuade more people to watch a personal favourite movie, but the continued use of that two-word phrase during the film has given rise to a larger set of thoughts which we are asked to share on this World Peace day. 



Co-Codamol and constipation; another solution?

22 Nov 2019

Perhaps PI adds to the comments that were made by CG earlier this year and highlights the side effects of a remedy designed for a completely different problem. 



Some raw facts about Crudivorisme

21 Nov 2019

JW is not sure that the focus of today’s post is for everyone but perhaps a new habit might be an interesting departure and create a fresh, raw subject for our attention.



Older drivers, keep Driving

20 Nov 2019

Perhaps AR has a message for readers who are worrying about getting back in the driving seat after surgery, and is a reader who is very qualified to comment confidently on the subject.    



One race that paper is still winning…

19 Nov 2019

Perhaps SP’s trip down memory lane shows that not everything electronic is best as he discusses the differences between our reading preferences….



Don’t become conspicuous by your absence…

18 Nov 2019

Perhaps OH’s post is one that will register with some of our readers as the realisation because they need a personal reminder, or because they can see a message that needs to be passed on to someone that they know.



Mortals like me

17 Nov 2019

Rudy offers an opinion on the very emotive subject of euthanasia.



Grandparents it was too late for last Christmas… but this year.

16 Nov 2019

NG offers an idea for all Grandparents who want to do something really special for their little ones this Christmas and although we shared it last year we are honouring our promise to give sufficient warning so that those who want to can make it a reality for this year. 



With WWII still in mind…

15 Nov 2019

Taking into consideration the time of year we have reached, we thought that this information might be appropriate and offer some added interest to next year’s holiday destinations for some of our readers.  So, although we have not been able to reconnect with the person who sent us the link, LPG has taken the decision to post an email we received and the link to a website that may offer some interesting reading for those who have an interest in WWII related online material.  



You can fool others (but not yourselves)

14 Nov 2019

Rudy offers his thoughts on a subject that has to affect a large proportion of pensioners, particularly those who live alone…



Drones – the ups and downs….

13 Nov 2019

IB introduces us to a potential hobby that has managed to build itself a bit of a negative reputation but offers a favourable report of first contact.



Drones – the ups and downs….

13 Nov 2019

IB introduces us to a potential hobby that has managed to build itself a bit of a negative reputation but offers a favourable report of first contact.



Handbags at dawn and dusk…

12 Nov 2019

Perhaps SY is typical of the vast majority of his sexual gender or maybe it is that women are a species apart at all stages and ages of life.  Share your opinion whatever your reasons.



How quickly some of us forget again.

11 Nov 2019

OV again offers something for us to think about one year on….



The sensory organs of the inanimate objects around us.

10 Nov 2019

It is so simple to say the wrong thing at the wrong time and, once said, we cannot take our words back.  RB reminds us of one instance where perhaps loose words should be avoided.



Go in fighting, or give up; there is an alternative…

09 Nov 2019

CP, has found a much misquoted statement to make todays point.



Saving up for Next Christmas

08 Nov 2019

As promised LPG has posted an article which originally went out at a time which may have fired a few imaginations with self-made promises of action later.  Perhaps now is the time to get your Christmas club started in time for the big day in 2021…



Finding yourself in Airplane mode when you are close to the ground…

07 Nov 2019

PL answers a question that may affect you if you have a smart or iPhone in spite of the fact that you have never set foot on a plane. 



Show your appreciation and subscribe…

06 Nov 2019

LPG has done its best to supply a very simple answer to a relatively complicated question today and hopes it might dispel any fears that internet surfers may have about showing their support for you tube…



My attempt to inspire positivity…

05 Nov 2019

JD knows that one contributing factor when it comes to depression is the loss of freedom that the evenings afford us as we approach winter



Whose mobile phone is it anyway?

04 Nov 2019

OK tells a little story which helps her to make a point which is so logical that we often forget, although having read her story I think that she won’t.



The annoying sound of commerce.

03 Nov 2019

Perhaps it is a sound that we are all used to by now and although it annoys FW, we at LPG are grateful that the upset was not so bad that she decided not to send us this offering…



Keep connected one way or the other!

02 Nov 2019

IA sends us a message which focusses on the need for friendship as we get older, and ways of keeping in touch when getting out of the house becomes difficult.



What really makes you you?

01 Nov 2019

CM has chosen one of the most searching questions that there is to be broached for today’s post and, although there is no indication that the answer is offered here, there are some online pointers to be considered.



A West Indian thought with a Halloween flavour…

31 Oct 2019

Rudy questions a very West Indian perception of Ghosts and Ghouls this Halloween.



A little trip down quiz memory lane…

30 Oct 2019

CL brings us a thought or two which will take you back to days gone by…



If you don’t check no one else will…

29 Oct 2019

Perhaps RW is reminding readers of a principle that many of us just don’t really bother with any more but that we would benefit from revisiting as a regular activity.



Halloween one year on

28 Oct 2019

We have kept this article on hold for just under a year as WS requested and found the premise under which it was written to be an interesting one.  LPG would love to find out what thoughts it has provoked after its year in waiting.



Phone a friend

27 Oct 2019

As PC suggested a lot earlier this year, when we first posted this message, we are reminding readers of the value of having a friend to phone regularly now that the days are getting shorter again



Opposing elements – same outcome?

26 Oct 2019

Perhaps some readers have already learned about this alternative way of dealing with unwanted yet personal documents that we collect but LY offers the facts again for any reader who is interested. 



The opening…

25 Oct 2019

Perhaps LS should not give the government any new ideas but today’s message spotlights a little problem that will need to be addressed in the relatively near future. 



Having the older finger on the button.

24 Oct 2019

Perhaps TK’s preoccupation with statistics will help to acquaint LPG readers of the trend towards how we elders are managing when it comes to finding our way around the world wide web, without our having to plod through the details…



Keep making the effort…

23 Oct 2019

Perhaps MA’s message today might spur a few of our readers on when they may be flagging in the middle of a project or feeling a little downhearted and unable to begin …. 



The merits of hanging your head…

22 Oct 2019

Perhaps BH has found the answer to some neck pain issues, although it may be more of an answer for the younger and fitter pensioner….



Lewisham council’s hidden gift.

21 Oct 2019

MB asks questions about a free gift that Lewisham council are offering its parking permit holders, if you can find the relevant information in the relative depths of their websites online small-print…



The cost of the air that we breathe…

20 Oct 2019

Perhaps SL does not have the strongest sense of smell, but a keen sense of how others perceive the smell when they arrive for a home visit has produced some interesting findings for LPG readers today.



My ‘good and bad list’ and my need to Keep Striving!

19 Oct 2019

OH takes the time to offer a personal look at the importance of life focus today from the perspective of the pensioner. 



Getting all four corners together…

18 Oct 2019

LY shares a secret which will allow us older homemakers to replace a duvet cover with maximum efficiency and minimum effort.  



I heard about it and then I heard it!

17 Oct 2019

LT tells of how she temporarily became one of the 10% of the nation to have experienced tinnitus and its effects.



The ‘Sting Jet’ that had no name…

16 Oct 2019

BJ reminds us of a day in history that came as a surprise because we were officially put off the scent  and askes do you remember what you were doing that day?



Audio Description – not only for the blind.

15 Oct 2019

CL knows that the AD button was designed to help blind television viewers to be clear about what is going on when they are watching their favourite programs but has found another use for this feature of our modern television sets.



Electric blankets; a good or bad thing?

14 Oct 2019

BL was good enough to send us this post to us last year but we have decided to repeat it in the hope that it will be read before those electric blankets are taken out of storage in preparation for this year’s winter.



The front-garden take-over.

13 Oct 2019

NP offers us one perception of the way that our London streets are changing.



The busy/boredom balance…

12 Oct 2019

KB finds us some more information on the negative subject of the mind-state; a subject that has become the focus of quite a lot of research and that perhaps this message could influence how you see yours…



Owed to not backing down, thanks CP and well done mum!

11 Oct 2019

This is the second part of a story that IC promised when the first part was sent to us and, perhaps it might give other motorists who are challenged the inspiration to stand their ground…



Warm heart… and do you have the other problem too?

10 Oct 2019

Even in the warmest of weather some older people suffer from cold hands- warm heart as they say but perhaps KR has found a few ways to get your heart working a little more efficiently so that your hands benefit. 



Upright gone a bit wrong.

09 Oct 2019

HW offers some solutions to something that can happen so gradually that you don’t even realise and shares some interesting exercises and other advice on the subject of dealing with the hunched shoulders effect. 



New technology and older people

08 Oct 2019

Perhaps HH has no answers but, with security in mind today’s offering focusses on one of those questions that is lurking at the back of many a mind as we, and the relatives that we care for, get a bit older. 



Is that everything?

07 Oct 2019

GS offers readers the benefit of the learning curve that preparing a holiday has offered and hopes that the things learned along the way may be helpful to fellow readers traveling the same path.



Happy Grandparent’s day…

06 Oct 2019

CMC reminds us of an eight-year-old’s perception of grandparents’ on Grandparents day.



Our day and most of us don’t even know it.

05 Oct 2019

IB reminds some but introduces more to an annual day which has been selected to honour the Grandparents among us. 



Keeping them out rather than killing them when they are in…

04 Oct 2019

It is a bit late in the year now because the really hot summer of 2019 is coming to an end, but while the heat and small annoying flying things are fresh in our memories LPG has posted GD’s thought with the promise that we will repeat this gem of information next June so that readers who feel inclined can prepare and try this deterrent.  



Ode to National Poetry Day…

03 Oct 2019

indulgence while celebrating National Poetry Day with this offering… We would also take the time to remind readers that we are always looking for all contributions for our pages….



Setting people and poetry free…

02 Oct 2019

Rudy takes the time to explore some of the rules surrounding the accepted laws of poetry on this, the eve of National Poetry Day and offers us a conscience-jogging contribution of his own.  We would also take the time to remind readers that we are always looking for all contributions for our pages….



Cold lonely-night remedies…

01 Oct 2019

LPG would like to thank XX for this insight into a subject that may be thought a little personal for our website.  As personal as it is, LPG has no doubt that many others are affected by similar circumstances and may now feel able more to share similar thoughts.   LPG continues to aim to pass on any information that other readers may be able to identify with and which may improve another reader’s outlook on life.  XX sent us this post at the end of last winter but, as it begins to get a little colder again in the evenings, LPG thought it appropriate to post it again. 



The laying down of a little online gauntlet…

30 Sep 2019

MA, challenges todays readers to test their skill when it comes to displaying the attribute of observing attention to detail with two short online quizzes.  



The laying down of a little online gauntlet…

30 Sep 2019

MA, challenges today's readers to test their skill when it comes to displaying the attribute of observing attention to detail with two short online quizzes.  



Sorting the lies form the truth…

29 Sep 2019

RB tenders another aspect of ‘the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’ question that PM offered us earlier this month. 



Mensa and me…

28 Sep 2019

Perhaps NS is throwing down the gauntlet with this challenge….



How do you know if it is happening to you?

27 Sep 2019

EP is talking about one of the issues that register with pensioners for many reasons and offers a theory that recognition of depression in its early stages can only be a positive way forward for all pensioners.  



Has Christmas got anything to do with your birthday?

26 Sep 2019

Perhaps this was not the case when we were young, but AV has discovered some information which may be of interest to those older relatives as they continue to work out what to buy the younger members of the family for a birthday treat. 



This gives ‘keeping your nose clean’ a whole new meaning!

25 Sep 2019

AB may have found a way to reduce the number of tissues and handkerchiefs used in Lewisham, and throughout the world, during the winter of 2019 if some of the, so far uninitiated, take up this suggestion.   



Good news carried for us and for the environment.

24 Sep 2019

MR points out that the message bought to us today may bring a fact that many readers already know, but hopes that a few more will learn through today’s message. 



Fish, horses and computers...

23 Sep 2019

RL reinforces the notion that any opportunity to learn a little about using a computer, even to do the most basic of things, can only be a good thing no matter how old you are.    



It could be worth checking.

22 Sep 2019

DC reminds us that there are ways of starting the process of checking that you are not missing out on any benefits you may be entitled to without giving away all your financial secrets at the first hurdle.



A bit of cold weather advice

21 Sep 2019

We know that 2018 produced a relatively mild winter, but all winters always bring the need to use a lot of energy to keep warm and the worry is always how and if we will be able to cover the cost.  SL shares some information worth reading on this subject.



Use the sensory help around you….

20 Sep 2019

Rudy Morgan makes a comment that may register with some LPG readers and perhaps reminds us that we are so lucky to have these perception aids to hand as we get older.



Spotting the signs…

19 Sep 2019

BB highlights the issue of modern slavery; something that perhaps we could be seeing but not actually noticing while it happens in the street where we live.



Give them the money not your bank account details.

18 Sep 2019

Perhaps CDC reminds us of the power of the postal order; the perfect solution for all those would be charity givers who would rather give a one off payment and avoid the usual consequences…



Knitters – exercise your Carpal Tunnels

17 Sep 2019

VH offers some advice for those who use their fingers a lot, in her case to knit, but offers some exercises that may help with any pain that knitting, and similar finger generated activities may cause…



Ways of pleading ignorance with an air of knowledgeability

16 Sep 2019

EW has found a couple of alternative ways to say the words, ‘I don’t know’ when the necessity arises. 



Making breakfast a meal worth eating….

15 Sep 2019

Perhaps MH has hit upon a solution that might help if you are reluctant to get up in the mornings now that retirement has stopped dictating what time you should rise….



Sugar, milk and what kind of tea?

14 Sep 2019

GW draws our focus to one aspect of England’s national heritage with a look at that most cherished beverage tea. 



Exercise for the brain.

13 Sep 2019

JN has found another reason to become a musician, and reminds us that there are more motives to playing an instrument than being really good at it. 



Taking pictures – where do you stand?

12 Sep 2019

There has always been quite a bit of controversy over this issue but SP has found some information which explains the issue of taking pictures legally in the UK.  



Getting to sleep in the first place…

11 Sep 2019

HJ has researched some interesting online suggestions for ways of getting off to sleep quickly in the hope that, though the internet is renowned for focussing on those younger than us there may be a solution or two worth trying if you find yourself with this problem.



Finding the right qwerty key when you need it…

10 Sep 2019

LC finds the solution to a commonly frustrating problem for those of us who are older new computer users, and offers a possible solution.  



Leaves on the line – a whole new meaning…

09 Sep 2019

Perhaps ND’s observation can save some other unsuspecting driver the trouble of this inconvenience. 



The value of the change in your pocket.

08 Sep 2019

Perhaps GJ is telling readers something they already know today but it is never a bad thing to be reminded; especially when it comes to money.



A salutation to ‘the’

07 Sep 2019

Perhaps readers will think that WA has found a really trivial subject for today’s post, but can you imagine the English speaking conversations of the world without  the word that had provoked this bit of trivia?



Thinking in shades of colour blind awareness today.

06 Sep 2019

VI focusses in on a condition which affects quite a few of us on the day which has been set aside to heighten awareness.   



Being glad is good for you.

05 Sep 2019

OH reminds us of a film that is so good that it has been made and remade and offers some advice on adapting it to make ourselves feel more positive. 



Are your pants on fire?

04 Sep 2019

Perhaps the truth is that PM’s offering today will tell you a little more about yourself than you really need to know but it will be entertaining to find out.



Going away; a bit more to pay!

03 Sep 2019

CT focusses on all the would-be British holiday makers out there in internet land and points out something that may have missed your attention.



Turmeric without curry

02 Sep 2019

The offering submitted today is designed to make taking turmeric more pleasant for those who want to see and appreciate the benefits it may bring them even if they don’t enjoy curry. 



LPG; message to our readers

01 Sep 2019

LPG offer a little advice about one of the features often included in their daily posts; Hyperlinks. 



Your name; a lot to live up to?

31 Aug 2019

CJ notes that most readers of the LPG website will have lived long enough to have attained a well-shaped character by now, and challenges us to learn if our parents were able to see into the future and name us aptly. 



A written contract makes things so much easier…

30 Aug 2019

IH is working with the notion that prevention is better than cure and while there are many reasons for needing to rid yourself of houseguests of any kind, perhaps a contract at the beginning of such a visit is worth thinking about. 



Do you know what can happen when you dial ‘*#06#’ with your mobile phone?

29 Aug 2019

Perhaps todays offering contains information which is worth knowing if you are buying a second hand mobile phone for any reason.  But CP offers some advice worth the attention of anyone who owns a mobile phone.  



Every picture tells a story (chapter 5) – picture while you pack

28 Aug 2019

PY has some advice for all holiday makers who read the LPG and have a smart phone or camcorder.

The pictures that you take on holiday are important but the odd one you take before you leave can be of value too.



Minimise your morning raspiness…

27 Aug 2019

SY passes on some answers to a shared problem experienced by both young and old, with an offering of how we can deal with our ‘first thing in the morning raspiness’ of voice.



It is never too late to learn…

26 Aug 2019

KW opens our eyes to just how much learning is freely available online.



Free - obligation or not?

25 Aug 2019

AN makes a valid point on the subject of committing to free online or telephone trials and suggests that a free trial where the consumer needs to give bank account details before being offered the freebie needs to be thought about before you take it on. 



Automobiles all over the place…

23 Aug 2019

Perhaps LR appeals to those with a mathematical eye as she discusses the amount of cars on our roads these days.



A code for the friends of the elders among us.

22 Aug 2019

CJ offers a poem today but LPG thought it worth featuring and can understand why CJ wanted us younger oldies to appreciate it once more if you have already heard it before, or for the first time if not. 



Minimising that gap…

21 Aug 2019

GE gives one answer to the question posted by IC of Lewisham who wanted to find out the secret of minimising the gap between when you wake up and when you actually get up. 



Take one last look just in case

19 Aug 2019

KE has done a bit of PPI research and gives a version of the findings here but most important of all, todays post serves to remind readers that there are just 10 days left to start a claim. 



Painkiller with a kick…

18 Aug 2019

Here at LPG, we try our best to be diverse and we have come to a consensus about the diverseness of this offering from GM which we hope will have a similar effect on other readers if they ever visit the Virgin Islands or try the recipe for themselves. 



First impressions – keep an open mind…

17 Aug 2019

Perhaps AK has hit upon a very important bit of advice on the subject of forming first impressions of the people we meet.



Follow your lifelong dreams…

16 Aug 2019

For all the really frightening things that are going on in the world around us there is one thing that, in the UK, we cannot dispute, and that is the opportunities we have to achieve our goals no matter how old we are or when we embark on them.  OH reminds us of this fact.



Perseverance is easier if you have someone to work with…

15 Aug 2019

JH is talking about landlord/tenant issues today, and offers a couple of suggestions with regard to getting them settled.



Cleaning up with swifter obsolescence

14 Aug 2019

Perhaps PB gives us a subtle warning here but disguises it with an interesting focus on vacuum cleaners.



Sugar, milk and what kind of tea?

14 Aug 2019

Not only is today’s topic of discussion one of the most beloved national aspects of our culture, it is very dear to the older Englander.  GW looks at tea with added focus. 



To the 10% born on the other side… Happy International Lefthanders' day

13 Aug 2019

GB sympathises with all those older left handers who were forced to work at using their right hands when they were young, and comments on how things have changed for them on the celebratory day which recognises their existence.



Always check your disconnect…

12 Aug 2019

Perhaps WT is offering some advice for the more technically minded today but the fundamental message of being careful of making sure that you use your mobile phone to send only the information that you intend to send is an important one…



Romford… A reader’s appeal..

11 Aug 2019

PG is hoping that there might just be someone in our borough who would rather live 28 and a half miles away in Romford. 



Parking fine? Not without a fight this time!

10 Aug 2019

IC invites drivers of any age, who read LPG’s pages, and have been unjustly accused of parking offences, to join in the fight to stop our Councils from capitalising on the parking issues that make for easy financial pickings.



Lost cat – chipped cat…

09 Aug 2019

It is always in the back of a pet owners mind that, pedigree or otherwise, their pet could be stolen or lost so the information that IG offers today needs to be noted just in case…



For those of us with bad backs…

08 Aug 2019

Perhaps OE has found something that fellow back sufferers have not tried. 



See if you can spread this infection…

07 Aug 2019

VH offers a message which could help us all to trick ourselves into being happier and, in the process, make the world a slightly ‘smilier’, happier place…



Where or When Did Things Go Wrong

06 Aug 2019

Rudy gives us his perspective on the subject of today’s code of parenting practices.  Do his opinions reflect those of all West Indians when it comes to their thoughts about children and discipline?



Couples… make time to concentrate on you!

05 Aug 2019

Perhaps SY has found a way that we can offer a little advice to the younger couples in our extended families.   



0871 v 01, 02 and 03…

04 Aug 2019

If you still make catalogue orders via the telephone JF offers a possible way of finding a corresponding geographical telephone number which could enable you to do so at a fraction of the cost… 



The significance of numbers …

03 Aug 2019

OH looks at life with number tinted glasses today and acquaints us with the view



The power of the online rating…

02 Aug 2019

OS offers us some serious evidence that proves just how much power the online shopper has whatever their age.



A personal project idea…

01 Aug 2019

Perhaps WB has found the perfect project for some of our LPG readers who feel that they are missing a project.  We would remind them that the odd excerpt from such a book could make an interesting post to add to our pages. 



Successful getting up solutions?

31 Jul 2019

 

Perhaps IC is asking questions here that there are many answers to. We all know that sleeping is vital to our existence  and the problems that lack of it, or indeed to much of it, keep throwing our way  continue after the need to be up at a certain time each morning, but at the same time, there appears to be no one generic fix for all.  If you have found a solution which works for you please let us know.



Bad back rising…

30 Jul 2019

CP offers some more ideas that might be of help for back sufferers…



Military veterans may do well to pick up the phone…

29 Jul 2019

LPG would like to thank CP for spotting this little article.  We know that many of the people who may be missing out on this benefit will be in their eighties and have children who are now young pensioners with a little time to make such enquiries for them.



Give it a couple of minutes….

28 Jul 2019

Perhaps IP and friends have come up with an idea that will solve an age old problem which we older citizens experience without actually realising when it comes to making and receiving telephone calls.



The advice/directive balance.

27 Jul 2019

Do they take over while you are not looking?  In today’s post TH reminds older parents not to let the children completely take over their lives….



Legacy? Please think beyond your will.

26 Jul 2019

Perhaps BJ has found something to motivate readers here and we cannot wait to find out what LPG readers, will do to inspire the rest of the world. 

If nothing else we look forward to receiving many more inspirational messages from our LPG readers and hope that BJ’s words might turn a few more into writers and contributors.  



Young backache; I blame technology?

25 Jul 2019

Backache; a symptom of older age that we are forced to live with but for those who suffer when they are young there are many viewpoints on the whys and wherefores.  KC offers one…



In these days of suspicion

24 Jul 2019

TF focusses in on a text that may seem suspicious but is nothing to worry about this time and highlights a few issues surrounding our electricity supply.



The cost of a call from my home phone…

23 Jul 2019

JF was good enough to ask the question which prompted us to do a little research into this minefield of a subject.   We at LPG hope that our findings help any reader who is trying to work out what it is going to cost to dial a number you are not sure about.



14 days to ‘Cool Off’ properly!

22 Jul 2019

WM reminds us that if you said ‘yes’ or clicked the ‘yes’ button and then changed your mind there are a few things that you can do if you act fast.



How do you rate on the happiness scale?

21 Jul 2019

AH challenges you to complete at least one online test in order to get a rough idea of your level of happiness. 



Back to the back issue

20 Jul 2019

YL makes it clear that there is no one fix for any back issue but share some advice which may be the answer for a few LPG readers



Another reason to get the mobile out and take a picture.

19 Jul 2019

The first thing that KF’s message has to offer today is a reminder that it would not be a bad idea to see of your passport is up to date. If you discover that it is not, it offers some pertinent advice…



Are your Passwords so secure that even you can’t remember them?

18 Jul 2019

Perhaps XX has come up with a solution to a problem that many of us older computer savvy readers have here.  Passwords, or at least remembering them is quite a task and in the light of the tips given. We have kept XX’s initials even more anonymous than usual.



If you think you might be disabled, you should register.

17 Jul 2019

Perhaps you have become disabled recently or know someone who might benefit by registering.  PN offers a few of the advantages of officially letting others know.



One way of finding inner peace…

16 Jul 2019

OC, with the help of his friend, has left us some food for thought today on the subject of mindfulness; although this is a theory the perfection of which will take some time to achieve.



A little bit of basking is not a bad thing…

15 Jul 2019

Perhaps moderation is the watch word in all things.  DH offers some evidence to back this theory up when it comes to our relationship with the sun.



Create... but don’t forget to update!

14 Jul 2019

CS’s post today provokes a few very pertinent questions that we should all be asking ourselves; especially as we get older. Have you made one?  When last did you check the details?



Whatever happened to price advice with ‘NO obligation’?

13 Jul 2019

This subject has been the focus of much misery over the years and VM’s experience shows us yet another aspect of how vigilant we need to be. 



Food hygiene standards in the 1930s

12 Jul 2019

Perhaps the story that JC has uncovered has made us all wonder about some of the foods that we ate back in those days, although we all managed to survive in spite of the lack of food hygiene laws that we live by now.



Magnets and hard water…

11 Jul 2019

GD has a little more to say about the state of our water and answers the question of how you can tell what sort of water you have.



Food for the body, soul and mind

10 Jul 2019

Perhaps EP is saying it again, but for the not yet converted the benefits of physical exercise on the brain is worth reminding our readers about.



TV Licence concessions; something else to be taken away from pensioners?

09 Jul 2019

The news is not quite so fresh now but will we, the pensioners, do what we usually do and accept another directive that unswervingly affects our finances; this time by taking back the TV license concession that they gave us 20 years ago?



Embarrassing, smelly, inconvenient, sometimes painful …

08 Jul 2019

While it is a subject that few talk about, perhaps this particular bodily function is one that has caused personal inconvenience to many more people than will admit to it.  XX broaches the subject of flatulence.



Statistics can drive us crazy if we let them.

07 Jul 2019

ND takes another look at when it is time to make the decision to give up driving.  



Oh, the price of knowledge…

06 Jul 2019

LPG is happy to share JB’s thoughts on knowledge, the price we have paid over the years and offers one point of view.



Every picture tells a story (chapter 5)

05 Jul 2019

HW has again offered us an image of a Lewisham street and points out that the streets of Lewisham as the sun rises on a good day can be quite special.



Whether here or there – Happy Fourth of July

04 Jul 2019

HG has offered us a way to commemorate one of the more well-known national holidays and even though it is not ours, we are invited to offer our best wishes to those who it will touch.



Where is the manual when you need it?

03 Jul 2019

LC has a very relevant message for anyone who has found a need to consult the instruction manual of anything that they bought so far back in the past that they discover the loss of the paperwork when they need it most.



Remembering the buses - back in the day – chapter 2

02 Jul 2019

JB shares another story about the experiences of being a bus driver back in the 20th century.



Alarming Statistics – what can we do…

01 Jul 2019

JC appeals to the grandparents to do their part to minimise the crime statistics by appealing to our younger family members when the opportunity arises.



Are implants the way to go…

30 Jun 2019

They are not cheap but if they are suitable for you and you can afford them they are likely to really last and minimise all those dental visits.  



Every picture tells a story (chapter 3)

29 Jun 2019

AR has found an aspect of the borough of Lewisham which is available to all and one that many who travel Drakefell Road in Brockley are likely to have seen but not really noticed…



Is there any point in the requested notes?

28 Jun 2019

Perhaps this is an issue for readers to pass on to their younger family members. RM has found an issue that has affected other GP patients here and suggests a few ways to deal with it.



Fire and paper – an interesting mix!

27 Jun 2019

TP offers advice on an alternative way to get rid of unwanted domestic paperwork



Aiming for Platinum.

26 Jun 2019

KY highlights a friend’s view of managing 70 years of marriage, and even though most of us older citizens that are still married know them already. Perhaps we should be passing them down the generations. There is a lot we can teach the younger ones on this subject…



Double trouble or safety in numbers?

25 Jun 2019

LF offers a solution for those, for whom a pet around the house would make a difference taking into account the fear that often worries older would-be pet owners the most. 



Keeping the Key Safe safe….

24 Jun 2019

JN’s message is a simple one but one that it is so easy to forget.  Giving a Key Safe combination away is tantamount to allowing someone to enter the home of the person that the key fits.



A little encouragement for those that need it….

23 Jun 2019

LPG was truly encouraged to receive this message from FW because it was written by a member of her family from what she has said.  We believe this to illustrate that we welcome all thoughts from our senior citizens regardless of who did the actual writing and we would remind readers that we are happy to do the writing if they get in touch with us.



Do you know your mobile phone number?

22 Jun 2019

OK has a point… We have all done it; met someone we have not seen for ages as we walk down the street or sit at the doctor’s surgery and what can be more natural than swapping phone numbers… if you know how!



Should we all have to pay for the BBC?

21 Jun 2019

JW suggests that we take up an invitation to make our thoughts, with regard to the scrapping of the free TV Licence felt, while sharing one or two thoughts on the subject.  



Friendship repair-work.

20 Jun 2019

GS makes a point that has been made before on our pages but offers a variation on the theme of repairing broken friendships.



Mobility is just another word for independence…

19 Jun 2019

HS has listened, heard and worked out one way to please some older relatives while candidly talking about the reason that nearly stopped any action, and suggests one way to test the water before jumping in… 



Are you soft to the touch?

18 Jun 2019

LM highlights a situation that many elders find themselves in and offers a few solutions…



Perhaps a smarter way to sit…

17 Jun 2019

GF offers a little information about one of those many bits of street furniture that we often pass without a second thought.



Beware the silver label!

16 Jun 2019

EB reminds us that a metal/microwave mix is a dangerous one on so many levels, and points out one of the ways that we can be fooled. 



Another little known national commemoration day

15 Jun 2019

PA highlights one of those commemorative days that so often comes and goes before we are aware it was even there, but this one is especially important as we get older.



science behind making new friends.

14 Jun 2019

VT shares some information that may spur some of our readers on to make a few new friends.  



Working on the Detox from the outside in.

13 Jun 2019

JL offers us a present idea for those friends that already have everything.  



Broken computer, or is it the internet connection

12 Jun 2019

Perhaps OB has chosen one of the most complicated but fundamental computer-generated subjects to blog about today and we have tried to provide the simple solution, and the information could save you a little money if you ever experience this very common problem. 



I suppose you might get lucky …

11 Jun 2019

DL challenges our motives for playing the National Lottery and asks us to count the cost of trying to be lucky…



…Looks fine but something’s wrong?

10 Jun 2019

WM offers a word to those of us who prefer to have the mobile phone, but not the contract, and reminds us of the importance of keeping tabs on when you last used it.  



Does a box on the wall make you feel any safer?

09 Jun 2019

HH puts a question that has been asked before and will be again as home security becomes more of a challenge for homeowners of all ages.



A good excuse for a wallow.

08 Jun 2019

DH has found a weight loss tip that may work for some and shares the details.



Can the queen help to improve your posture.

07 Jun 2019

RS reminds us of the importance of good posture, not only for ourselves, but also in the next generation of elders. 



Happy Birthday Tetris.

06 Jun 2019

Perhaps SJ’s offering will succeed in triggering some nostalgia today as he reminds us of one of the original computer video games and bids it ‘Happy Birthday’



Warm heart… and do you have the other problem too?

05 Jun 2019

KR offers some information for those of us who suffer with cold extremities… 



A good excuse for a wallow.

04 Jun 2019

DH has found a weight loss tip that may work for some and shares the details.



Every picture tells a story (chapter 4)

04 Jun 2019

HW has sent us a picture designed to make us think a little about our changing world rather than one of the more picturesque aspects of it. 



A healthier Lent next year.

03 Jun 2019

EB offers some thoughts on short-term vegetarianism



August 29th - National PPI day…

02 Jun 2019

KE reminds us that the PPI deadline is fast approaching with an extra thought or two into the mix….



What achy backs and eggs have in common.

01 Jun 2019

appears to be American in origin, could provide a few solutions and we guarantee that you will smile at the American way that it is advertised. 



The history that 10/- can conjure up.

31 May 2019

Fifty years was half a century ago, and is usually over half a human life span, but for PB and many of us older citizens, a few memories can take you right back…



I blame Henry!

30 May 2019

We at LPG have worked out that we have found an old romantic in ES, who has  used statistics and other online information to make the case for marriage in retirement.



Things that we take for granted…

29 May 2019

OD makes a serious point about just how much we take electricity for granted but this has given LPG the opportunity to remind readers of things that they can do in the event that they have a power cut which worries them.  



Our back to front technological world

28 May 2019

Perhaps, as AJ points out, this technological fact of life has never even occurred to you even if you ever used a calculator as well as a phone (even mobile) and look at the keypads as you press the keys.



Do green fingers + green eyed monsters = a green healthy lawn?

27 May 2019

We have here a household of gardeners, willing and less willing, who have been kind enough to offer some tips on getting the lawn right.



How to best deal with that special springtime present from my cat….

26 May 2019

There are no two ways about it… Cats Moult.  SW has done a little research to learn what can be done to reduce the after effects on your home. 



Money around the world

25 May 2019

LPG never ceases to be amazed at what subjects can jump into the minds of one who cannot sleep, but those thoughts can make interesting reading for other readers whose minds are not working quite so fast, and finance is an interesting way to go.  We would just like to say that we are not suggesting that our website is best read at 5 o’clock in the morning.  



Get it sorted and then get on with your life!

24 May 2019

GH’s message is carried in adverts all over the UK media and while many have listened many have not.  So perhaps it is the post script that we, the older members of the community should be addressing.   This is something we need to be making sure that the next generation take on board.



A little help for drivers who also suffer from backache.

23 May 2019

CP has found something that may help drivers who suffer back pain and has been kind enough to pass on the good news …



Reading with your ears.

22 May 2019

EB has found a way of sharing some quality time with someone with impaired sight.  



Have you thought about being a ‘hands-on’ grandma?

21 May 2019

IW has a very relevant thought about getting closer to the grandchildren and also addresses an aspect of taking this on that may not occur.



The night-time advantages of the birds over the owls…

20 May 2019

AH has found something interesting for LPG readers to ponder in the hope that it may help those who get to the end of the day thinking about all the things that they didn’t quite get around to doing.



Lemons and lemonade

19 May 2019

DI makes a serious attempt to cheer fellow readers up by reminding us of an inspirational thought for today.



Adverts: the visual and verbal small print (lesson 2).

18 May 2019

TF has another lesson for us about the things we so often miss when watching a television advert.



Lower temperatures = higher bills

17 May 2019

Even though we are now nearing the warmest part of the year, WM has taken the time to offer readers findings with regard to help with winter energy bills. 



Families are like puppies – not just for Christmas …

16 May 2019

MM reminds us of something that older people remember, but perhaps younger generations have found out for themselves side-lining in order to make time to get on with their personal activities, and implies that we elders have a responsibility to keep up the family traditions in spite of the geographical obstacles that life today puts in place.  



Decluttering the expensive way!

15 May 2019

PB revisits the very common problem of decluttering and warns about a solution that might not work so well. 



What to do if you just can’t go

14 May 2019

CG has chosen a topic that has relevance for many of us as we get older and hopes that, though it may not be a subject that all readers want to see on our pages, it may be of help for some.  Constipation has, at some time taken hold of many of us, to some extent, and some point in our lives but it so often gets worse as we get older.



Smelling bits of history

13 May 2019

UT has found something interesting to stimulate the senses today and offers a challenge for readers to inhale. 



Key swap insurance….

12 May 2019

GW offers this really obvious warning but as we get older and living circumstances change, it may be a key component of life that gets neglected.



Operation… weather to postpone…

11 May 2019

RH may have a little information that those preparing for an operation would do well to consider when it comes to the time to have it done.



Giving money as a gift can be a complicated business!

10 May 2019

RW has found a financial issue that might be of interest to some of our readers and offers a little information that will interest those  with family members living abroad.



Bring back national service

09 May 2019

JC offers thoughts on a solution to all the violence that is finding its way into our society this century. 



Driving verses parking…

08 May 2019

CE makes a good point here for drivers both young and old.



Making sure everybody knows…

07 May 2019

LPG truly values posts such as this from PF which illustrates the point it is trying to make in a way.  It proves that the things we read, and see, do have an effect on us and it is so good to get comments which grow out of ideas offered by our contributors. 



A message from LPG

06 May 2019

As with all smaller charities we are always in need of help and so LPG has a message of their own today and urges readers to take the time to read it.  



Pill popping the needs and wants..

05 May 2019

PC questions the nation’s need to take vitamin supplements and highlights the fact that up to 46% of the British indulges, perhaps needlessly?  



Now I’m rabbiting on…

04 May 2019

MC has found some interesting information to share about talking, and though there is a touch of humour, there is a serious underlying message here.



Don’t lose momentum…

03 May 2019

Perhaps always having a goal to aim for, no matter how small, is a life lesson that we need to focus on at all times.  RB’s birthday gift to LPG readers has been to remind us of that fact.



Still an interesting read?

02 May 2019

IE finds a number one hit that is still top of the charts.



Cold lonely-night remedies…

01 May 2019

XX has chosen these initials because of the personal nature of parts of his message but thinks that it is an important message for readers who find themselves in a similar position to his.  Suddenly finding yourself without your partner can have an even more adverse effect on how cold you feel when you sleep.



Do you know your neighbours?

30 Apr 2019

JK makes an important point.  Family members tend to move away these days which often leave the grandmothers and grandfathers really alone during the winter.  So it is suggested that we, like the squirrels, make use of the summer to store up more local friendships for the winter months.



Four weeks of rubbish? That’s too much!

29 Apr 2019

CH reminds that we don’t have to suffer a month’s rubbish, and there is an alternative to having to tell the council online.



Utility work contingency…

28 Apr 2019

We all know that domestic gas, electricity and water supplies need to be cut off from time to time although it does not happen as often as it used to.  YM has some information in case it happens to you. 



One challenge at a time!

27 Apr 2019

GK reminds us of a message so eloquently sent to us before, but feels the need to change one of the goal posts.



Finance? - something new to boggle your mind.

26 Apr 2019

It may be that you have happened upon the word Bitcoin before (It has been around for about nine years), but many of us at LPG are having a little trouble fully understanding this phenomenon, and thought that  DL’s  basic lesson on where to start might come in useful. 



Did someone mention that you are not looking yourself today?

25 Apr 2019

CP shares one experience of suffering a stroke while at home alone.



Thank you, Jane.

24 Apr 2019

EL pays homage to Jane Fonda and her exercise Videos. 



Life’s potential fox…

23 Apr 2019

There are many ways of working out a life-code, a strategy that works when life makes existence hard for us to cope with.  WS offers us another take on this.



Free but potentially Tracked…

22 Apr 2019

We all know that the internet is allowing our world to afford us a little less personal freedom every day, but perhaps IB’s granddaughter will open your eyes to the fact in an alternative way. 



Don’t let the GP get away with playing the Age-card

21 Apr 2019

DM comments on something that is upsetting enough to hear when it is seriously part of a health problem during a GP consultation, but which appears to be being used more and more as a general response to everything these days. 



What you see and what you hear.

20 Apr 2019

SW has discovered something that most of us know but provides a few examples and a little information about the science behind it all.



Getting closer to the daily 5…

19 Apr 2019

TM has found some more information which can only help those of our readers who know that they have a way to go before achieving the goal of eating their 5 a day. 



Pillow talk…

18 Apr 2019

TR offers us a very different consequence of how getting up close and personal with your pillow when you put your head down for the night can affect your day.  



Voting highs and lows…

17 Apr 2019

GB reminds us of the importance of registering our vote and offers us a little history lesson although if we are now retired we were all there…



Simon Cowell, Nina Myskow and the clap-o-meter – who is the harshest judge?

16 Apr 2019

EC takes us all down memory lane in preparation for the new series of one of the best loved UK television talent shows according to the poles.



Really talking to each other can halve a problem…

15 Apr 2019

WS has identified a problem that many of us have as we get older and explains one way of dealing with it.



Who can you trust?

14 Apr 2019

IJ asks an age-old question and LPG does their best to provide one solution to getting a little nearer to the truth when it comes to working out who is on the other end of your telephone call.



Meditation… perhaps I am just too fussy!

13 Apr 2019

SF, one of the many insomniacs that spend many a night wondering what to do, was good enough to send us some sleepless thoughts. The offering made us smile and perhaps may make for some light entertainment for others who find themselves awake in the middle of the night.



Hyperlinking to nowhere?

12 Apr 2019

MI asks a question that LPG hopes may allow us to give the answer to a few more questions surrounding hyperlinks.



Make no mistakes with your banking strategy!

11 Apr 2019

LM points out the advantages of knowing how to instruct your bank if you are unable to actually visit the branch.



Temporary blue badge status...

10 Apr 2019

LPG would like to know of the experiences of people who have been in PB’s situation and how much a temporary blue badge would have helped.  We feel it a subject worth looking at and approaching our MP with if we find sufficient response.



Are you sitting comfortably?

09 Apr 2019

Perhaps OU points out the difference between sitting comfortably over the years…



The Power of our younger pensioners.

08 Apr 2019

CP makes a point that is often missed, with this appeal to the younger pensioners of our country.



Make sure it’s factory fresh before you give it away.

07 Apr 2019

HG tackles a pretty complicated subject in today’s message and suggests that remembering the importance of not giving away your personal information with an old mobile phone is the real message to be learned.



My personal price war.

06 Apr 2019

Perhaps that which HY has chosen to share with us today will offer a new way of using your computer device for some although LPG is sure that many will just need a little reminding of the reason why the word Google is now featured in the dictionary. 



We need to use our right to choose.

05 Apr 2019

GB urges us to make use of our right to vote next month.



Rock and Roll is as classic as we are!

04 Apr 2019

Perhaps it can be said that not only is music the food of love, it finds itself in the category of musical ‘classics’ much more quickly these days…



A whole new world in your local park.

03 Apr 2019

PL reminds us that there are over 4o spaces designated as parks in our borough and gives LPG readers a reminder of what is so important about them.



The importance of avoiding negative thoughts.

02 Apr 2019

TN makes some observations about the power of not succumbing to negative thoughts.



Me… the original April fool.

01 Apr 2019

LPG has been offered one of those nicer April fools stories to share this year.  Perhaps you could help FW in her quest to find a suitable prank to prepare for her family in 2020



Our lost hour…

30 Mar 2019

CJ's comments on the significance of our lost annual summer hour and offers us a memory that perhaps will prompt similar recollections from some of our readers… 



Happy Anniversary when it arrives…

29 Mar 2019

Today’s contributor does her best to help with offering a solution to the problem of buying an anniversary gift for a friend while adding her own agenda so LPG says Happy Anniversary AB.



Pack some food for the mind…

28 Mar 2019

FP shares some advice which may leave those readers, who know in advance about pre-planning a hospital stay, more mentally prepared for the long road to recovery.



What ever happened to convalescence homes?

27 Mar 2019

EW has offered us her thoughts on our NHS and its effect on patients who have surgery that forces them to be alone while they recover.



Not easy, but often very necessary…

26 Mar 2019

If you have not made a New Year’s resolution yet, even though we have made our way into the New Year, you may think JP is making some really relevant points here that may provoke a late entry. 



Invitation or directive?

25 Mar 2019

LPG would like to thank YC for bringing this issue to the forefront and her aunt is lucky to have someone that she can share such dilemmas with.  Letters from companies are often written in such a way that the meaning is disguised and so it is really a good idea to share any concerns you may have with at least one other person before resigning oneself to do something that is not compulsory, just because a letter made it sound that way.  



Introducing my new houseguest… Alexa

24 Mar 2019

Perhaps, as elders, we have a habit of writing off new technology before we have even tried it out. TN shares something very basic but an invaluable use for his newest gismo. 



Don’t be caught out.

23 Mar 2019

QK points out that we are in the middle of free will month and also makes the point that a good many people in the UK have not yet got round to it. 



Inflatable sleeping...

22 Mar 2019

NT shares the experience of having a guest use her airbed for the first time.



A double helping of leg common-sense

21 Mar 2019

KK shares a bit of advice that was learned during a hospital outpatient appointment in the hope that its application might be advantageous to all.



In Pursuit Of Personal Happiness.

20 Mar 2019

LPG thanks SW for underlining the existence of this celebratory day.  The international day of Happiness needs to be given some thought by each and every one of us regardless of our age, and the suggestion offered could be a worthwhile way of both celebrating and getting nearer to achieving some personal improved success.



Saving up for Next Christmas

19 Mar 2019

LPG read what SC has to say with interest but wonders just how many families have, or continue to run such a club.  If you have some experience we would like to hear from you and we would also love to learn about the process if you are planning to start a club this year.



A taste of the NHS from a foreign point of view

18 Mar 2019

CE tells us of findings with regard to the NHS that a recent visit to Lewisham has provoked.



Ten years on - we still need to fight our corner…

17 Mar 2019

Perhaps our writer tried and failed this time but ombudsman or not, and in spite of how effective their services are these days we need to continue to make our complaints known.



My prediction was premature but I think I was right

16 Mar 2019

LPG is quite sure that DY was not the first person who predicted the demise of the UK land-line, but from the point of view of older people, are there any other questions to be asked. Do you have a concern that needs to be shared?



Measuring by picture…

15 Mar 2019

JW gives us an insight into one thing that could be organised to help relieve the boredom that post-operative patients often experience.



Be ready for a takeover…

14 Mar 2019

Sudden change can have devastating repercussions.  CF offers a little advice on one way that couples can minimise the fallout.  



Take your questions with you…

13 Mar 2019

It is a really simple concept to help us make sure that we get our questions answered. EW has some words of wisdom for us. 



Without meaning to set your teeth on edge…

12 Mar 2019

TM has a few thoughts on what to do when you have a dental emergency and shares them with us.  



Happy Mother’s day (UK)

11 Mar 2019

LPG take the time to offer their own tribute to all those who have taken on the role of a mother, and offer their congratulations on this very special day. 



Can our hands be too clean?

10 Mar 2019

This is a discussion that is likely to continue for some time to come, and WS puts a pretty good argument forward about the safety and need for antibacterial soap.



Does your writing give you away?

09 Mar 2019

GF has offered us a challenge today which may give a new insight into how others perceive you.



When the floor is a little nearer as you look down.

08 Mar 2019

YC has left it a little late for this Christmas but advises that measured hints about the need for a step ladder as you gradually lose height should result in an excellent present choice from a friend or family member by the time you need one.



Don’t get scammed – a reminder of what to look for…

07 Mar 2019

Perhaps BC offers a timely reminder of the traps that we need to be mindful of when a potential scammer approaches us. 



Meditate and stay healthy

06 Mar 2019

Perhaps TM has found a pursuit that may be beneficial to some elders in 2019 as we are invited to share the advantages of resting the mind.



The pancake topping that may just add to mother’s ruin.

05 Mar 2019

JL reminds us of the significance of Pancake Day and shares some interesting variations.  



Less shops at what cost?

04 Mar 2019

GA makes a point that is obvious to many of us as we see our high street shops closing all around us.



Let your fingers click not walk….

03 Mar 2019

Perhaps you find YD’s thoughts a little over-nostalgic but it may be worth keeping your final copy of this publication. 



Cheers and no smears…

02 Mar 2019

GD passes on the secret to being able to offer your visitors a cool clear beverage that you can see right through…



Driving without sound… Ford drivers beware…

01 Mar 2019

ND offers us another insight into issues that some of our driver /-readers may come across at this time of year depending on the make and model of your car.



Something to make us all a little less lonely

28 Feb 2019

Perhaps there is a reader who is newly retired and looking for something worthwhile to do with some of their newly acquired free time.  LPG may have found something which may be the answer.



Get Your Car Started Even If You Are Going Nowhere.

27 Feb 2019

TS has reminded us of something that happens a lot during the winter months and that is the importance of looking after your car when it gets really cold. 



Driving without sound… Ford drivers beware…

26 Feb 2019

ND offers us another insight into issues that some of our driver / readers may come across at this time of year depending on the make and model of your car.



Grandma’s if you can, get hands-on.

25 Feb 2019

JN offers advice to any grandparent who is struggling to answer the question, ‘Mum could you look after our child a couple of days a week?’



Stop those bats from flying….

24 Feb 2019

We are now near enough to a New Year and perhaps AB has found a relatively quick answer to the problem of flagging ‘bat wing’ arms that we can add to our resolution list.



Every picture tells a story (chapter 2)

23 Feb 2019

JA shows us an often missed view of Lewisham



Sometimes you are the last person to realise.

22 Feb 2019

BW focuses on how easy it is to sometimes miss something like your own weight loss because you don’t notice the gradual effects, while those who visit after a short while are able to see the difference instantly.



I hope you are having a laugh…

21 Feb 2019

Perhaps PS has found a way to lift the spirits of some LPG readers at the most difficult part of the year.



Electric blankets; a good or bad thing?

20 Feb 2019

Perhaps BL is a little late with this reminder this year but it is worth taking note of the information that has been found even if you have started using your electric blanket already this year.   



Juice it and stay healthy!

19 Feb 2019

Perhaps now that we have officially passed the point of mid-winter a morning smoothie may be of interest to some of our readers.  Oy offers some interesting recipes.



Something you may not be too old to give…

18 Feb 2019

In this day and age when we are being bombarded with appeals to give money for all manner of causes WP reminds us of one gift we may be able to give that is equally as valuable and, that will have no effect on us financially;  the gift of blood.



Valuable pictures

17 Feb 2019

Many of us elders inherit our younger family member’s older smartphones and iPhones when they get the bigger, better, more up-to-date version.  How to make a call is often all we elders bother to learn, but here is another valuable lesson that you could get them to teach you.



Why you should start using social media

16 Feb 2019

Perhaps SW is introducing you to a whole new internet world. one that you have heard of but not actually investigated properly.  It is worth a look.



A 1920’s comment on London life

15 Feb 2019

JC has found us a story which will take a few readers back, while most of us will need to use our imaginations to appreciate it .



My valentine’s tale.

14 Feb 2019

AJ, offers a valentine’s story with a bit of a twist but don’t let that stop you from sending a text to your special someone. 



Nosey or Vigilant – using your eyes and ears?

13 Feb 2019

YW adds a few more thoughts on the subject of neighbourhood security.



Is yours out of date?

12 Feb 2019

JB offers a heads-up learned the hard way and offers a reminder to all retired professional drivers of larger vehicles…



Proper food rotation at home.

11 Feb 2019

Perhaps some readers have already got this strategy in place but LPG did a little survey amongst our workforce and thought that KE’s was a habit worth us all putting into practice.



Every picture tells a story (chapter 1)

10 Feb 2019

LPG invites readers to learn about another of the many things that their mobile phones can achieve as they send in any pictures of interest for their fellow readers to enjoy.



Mental skill swapping and age difference…

09 Feb 2019

Perhaps not having to mentally remember certain aspects of the three Rs leaves the younger generation more space and time to fill their heads with other academic data. 



An insurance agreement.

08 Feb 2019

Perhaps you are the owner of a car which you have spent many hours beautifying and restoring over the years.  If so MC may have some insurance information worth knowing about.



The cold truth about keeping it clean?

07 Feb 2019

Perhaps LY has found a way to maximise the quality you get from your washing while minimising how much it costs a little. 



A winter-sleep question that needs more research?

06 Feb 2019

AH has spent a degree of energy researching how many of them we need to sleep properly and shares the findings.  



Choosing, chopping and changing when it comes to healthcare.

05 Feb 2019

DM observes that many older people tend to accept everything that their GP recommends, and rightly so in most cases, but it is good to know that when it comes to the hospital or GP that treats you; you do have the right to some choice.



Retirement, something to look forward to or to be worried about?

04 Feb 2019

RB shares some advice to pass on if we are asked about the pros and cons of retiring by someone who has not arrived at this milestone yet.