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Scotland: Free Holiday

No fee holiday break in Scotland in small-town house in Burns Country offered to London based couple or single. Garden, country air, relaxation, catered and cared for. In return please welcome into your London home a jaded southern female Oldie in need of the stimulus of a few days of galleries, museums, exhibitions.

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London/Somerset: Cryptic Crossword Workshops

They are for complete beginners and improvers aimed especially at anyone doing the Quick (non-cryptic) crossword and wanting a more fulfilling challenge

The aim also is fun with solving mainly in groups and strictly not competitive.

Locations in London (Greek Street, December) and Somerset (Dillington January). 

The tutor Tim Moorey is a crossword setter, author of two "H...

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The Life and Explorations of Dr. Livingstone.

Not dated but widely accepted as being in the late 1870s. Very Good condition with no restoration.  Victorian Leather-Bound Hard Cover Edition With Lavish Gilt Embellished Design On Front, Back and Spine. Coloured Frontispiece and 20 colour illustrations;  occasional slight foxing in places. Original endpapers. No inscriptions.  Although this was a popular book, this was an exclusive and very l...

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TO LET: BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN HOLIDAY HOME IN YORK

Lovingly renovated over the past year, this beautiful Victorian house oozes charm and character, combined with all mod cons. Book-lovers will be in their element, as will musicians - thanks to the Steinway upright nestled in the dining room. Those of a more modern persuasion will enjoy the television and free wifi! Situated in a tranquil backwater a mere five-minute walk from York's buzzing town c...
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Norfolk - Fantastic day out on the Norfolk Broads

Wherry Yacht Charter is a charity that has preserved a fleet of Iconic Norfolk Wherries and each year from Easter until September their volunteers run a programme of sailings to enable anyone to experience the pleasure of sailing on the peaceful rivers of East Anglia on one of their superbly restored old wherries.

These wherries were built for wealthy Edwardians and have wonderful varnish...

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SAAB 900 in need of a new home

This car has been in our family for more than 30 years. It was bought from the then new East London SAAB Dealership, SAAB City, in 1987, (the first SAAB the company sold) by my brother-in-law. He gave the car to my wife in 2000, I believe, and we drove it until the late 2000's, when I parked it up in a ventilated garage. I recovered it several months ago., had it checked over, serviced, made ro...

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MONTBLANC LIMITED EDITION PEN

In mint condition (i.e. never used), a black lacquer and silver Montblanc pen in its original box: Hommage à Andrew Carnegie, launched in 2002. The pen has an art nouveau overlay in sterling silver and an 18k rhodium plated gold nib. The clip of the pen is a gracious female figure whose wings wrap around the cap like a butterfly.
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Scotland: Wild at Art

Art holidays in Scotland 

- Small group art holidays: Outer Hebrides, Skye, Outlander, Argyll, Edinburgh & more

- Tailor made art experiences 

Are you an artist looking to develop your skills, with the stunning Scottish scenery, colours and light as inspiration? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to draw, paint, take fine art photographs, make your own silver jewel...

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Scotland: Uplifting Breaks for Widows and Widowers

When the person closest to us dies this can have a devastating impact on all aspects of our life. We don’t just loose our soulmate and companion, but also the person we were with them. We tend to forget to take care of ourselves. Chances are we still want to go on holidays, but don’t want to be surrounded by happy couples. Ute Amann-Seidel, founder of Fire & Rain Soul Spa®, found herself in...

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The new issue of The Aviation Historian is now available

Many readers of The Oldie have taken The Aviation Historian to their hearts over the six years since it launched. Exploring the lesser-known paths of flying history with accuracy, style and wit, this compact-format 132-page quarterly journal (think National Geographic in terms of size and shape) covers all aspects of the subject, from before the Wright Brothers’ first aerial forays to early spacef...
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Not Forgetting The 9th

'Not Forgetting The 9th' is the personal, secretly written diary of Sgt Cyril Grimes when he served with the 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Rgt . His diary was written daily during 1944 and 1945 when he was sent to India and  Burma as part of The Forgotten Army.. The diaries were forgotten for decades until the daughter of one of his fellow NCOs decided to track them down. Cyril's story unfolds in...

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Spain: House with Granny/staff flat (or airbnb) Near Gibraltar

Main house with 4 double bedrooms 1 with sun deck,2 ensuite and one family bathroom, large salon with fireplace opens to front terrace. Laundry room/linen store with drying balcony, library.

Farmhouse style kitchen, dining room both leading to BBQ patio garden and pool. River at end of garden full of fish.

interconnection apartment. double bedroom en suite L shaped sitting/dining ki...

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FOR SALE: The Old Farm, near Chipping Norton

An ideal home for oldies situated on the edge of a small, friendly Cotswold village with village green and delightful pub with riverside garden.

The property offers a kitchen with custom-made oak units, traditional pantry and Aga, dining room, lounge, snug and study with 4 bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.

Outside there is a large driveway leading to a detached oak=framed double g...

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South West: Cornwall: Pretty Cottage

Detached cottage in the picturesque village of Grampound, Cornwall.

Large master bedroom with en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin.

Good sized guest bedroom.

Family bathroom.

Light entrance hall leading to large Sitting Room with two windows and fireplace.

Spacious fitted kitchen with white modern units and with patio doors to back garden.

Small bedroom/stud...

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Marion Royle Artist

Marion’s move to the south coast gave her the impetus for a new style of painting and a new raft of work.  She paints full time in her studio in Lymington. Local sources of inspiration include masts and rigging, coastal birds and the sea. A long-standing passion for painting in oils has been extended to include experimentation with cold wax which has opened up new ways of creating texture in he...

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ROMANIA: little house near the stars

'Writer's Retreat'in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Western Romania.

Off the beaten track and yet within easy reach of village, roads and friendly people who speak good English

This beautiful little house is built on the side of a hill, with wonderful views all round.

Designed for one person but if you put in a double bed it will be OK for two!

It has water, ...

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Devon: Beads, buttons, pendants and pins!

West Country Creative is run by designer/maker Jo Hunter. I teach a range of one day workshops which focus on either polymer or silver clay. Classes are relaxed, supportive and fun and, with a maximum of 6 students per session, I will tailor my teaching to suit you, whether you’re a complete novice or have more experience. I hope every class gives students the inspiration and confidence to cont...

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South West: Wiltshire - Fisherman's House

Fisherman's House offers lovely guest accommodation located close to the village of Mildenhall just two miles from the attractive market town of Marlborough. This is one of the prettiest houses in Wiltshire with wonderful views down to the river which winds all the way through Marlborough and beyond.

All the attractively furnished bedrooms have TV and tea/coffee making facilities and view...

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East Midlands: B&B and a self contained flat, Edith Weston

The Old Hall Coach House stands in three acres of garden and paddocks with views over Rutland Water. It has been converted into a charming home with a twin bedroom and private bathroom. There is also a double bedroom with en suite and a single bedroom with a bathroom. 

There is also a flat with twin beds, en suite and a sitting area. 

There is a TV and kitchen for guests who stay fo...

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Scotland: Fife - Luxury Bed And Breakfast In Fife Countryside

Greenhead of Arnot is a renovated farmhouse with a beautiful garden on a working farm near Loch Leven (a national nature reserve) and 15 minutes from the M90.  Wonderful scenery with good walks and Fife coast within easy reach.  Interesting places to visit are St Andrews, Falkland Palace, Scone Palace, Culross, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle.  The RSPB have a site for viewing the reserve...

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FRANCE: sanssacados: walk brittany's coast path

As featured in the Financial Times  "You do the walking. We'll bring the caravan" (22/6/18).

Vivid colours, crystal clear sea, uncommercialized beaches, no crowds, cake for breakfast; walking Brittany's dramatic coast path should be on your list. We support one party at a time of 1 to 2 people walking between campsites along the coast path. You will be accommodated in a comfor...

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online: history courses with Toni Mount

A collection of ten fascinating and easy to follow history courses available online for everyone to follow at their own pace. People from around the UK  said they wished they too could attend the history courses I run locally, so it was a wonderful synergy when I was approached about putting my courses online. I’ve been teaching history to adults for around twenty years, and now everyone can fo...

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Kent: history class, Gravesend with Toni Mount

A regular weekly class for adults with an interest in history. Each term we follow a theme based on my research over many years of studying and teaching British History. Each lesson is self-contained and no prior knowledge is required. From 3 May 2018 in Gravesend we will be looking at The English Reformation - in particular how King Henry VIII changed the British way of life and everyday life ...

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Kent: history class, Rochester with Toni Mount

A regular weekly class for adults with an interest in history. Each term we follow a theme based on my research over many years of studying and teaching British History. Each lesson is self-contained and no prior knowledge is required. From 1 May in Rochester we will be looking at 17th Century men of science - in particular individual characters such as Issac Newton, Edmond Halle and Robert Hoo...

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