Archive | June, 2012

Remembering a right royal childhood

I have no memory of the king having a stutter. He was just an old posh English bloke speaking very slowly We go back a long way, me and the royal family. Can you believe I have lived through four reigns? I tell my grandchildren this and they think it’s a fib, for of course […]

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Taking a leaf out of my book

Alan Titchmarsh has gone into print about his growing admiration for the Queen – and how she really does know her onions Alan Titchmarsh, gardener, broadcaster and author of Elizabeth: Her Life, Our Times (BBC Books, £18.99), explains why he will be celebrating the Queen’s 60 years (he’ll be joining the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, […]

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Raise a glass to Her Majesty

Sixty years at the helm has not only proven the Queen’s commitment to her public, but gives us a chance to get the bunting out and the fizz on ice. Cheers! This bank holiday, millions of us will be icing a Victoria sponge or three, swathing ourselves in bunting and preparing to raise a glass […]

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Tailored by tradition

World famous tailor has hand-crafted bespoke suits for royalty, politicians and businessmen for more than 200 years Established in 1806, Henry Poole & Co is the founder of Savile Row, the modest Mayfair street recognised worldwide with more than 200 years of bespoke tailoring tradition. It was the eponymous Poole who first opened a Savile […]

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Positive steps

101-year-old Fauja Singh, who recently ran his eighth London Marathon, believes longevity is in the genes – but keeping fit helps Longevity, says Fauja Singh, runs in his family. His grandfather and other relatives sailed past the 100- year mark and Singh himself is, by his own reckoning, 101 (birth certificates were in short supply […]

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Gunning for greatness

Bespoke gunmaking is a craft appreciated by royals and the rest for centuries. We look at what the very best British gunsmiths have to offer Royal warrants recognise British tradition and craftsmanship – and nowhere is this more evident than in the production of fine sporting shotguns and rifles. The main centre of the trade […]

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Media watch

Our pick of age-related stories in the news  

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I couldn’t live without… My nail kit

Classical guitarist John Williams, 71. Good fingernails are absolutely vital in your business, aren’t they? Yes and I have naturally strong ones which is a blessing. I perform what I call my “calcium cull” and cut them right down every couple of weeks. The left hand nails are kept short for the fingerboard and the […]

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Go nuts for magnesium

In the first of a new feature on nutrition for older people, Vicky Pennington looks at the role of magnesium in our diets Magnesium is a hidden gem of a mineral. It is key to helping energy levels and bone health, especially as we age when our bones naturally begin to weaken. It also helps us […]

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Style, service and traditional values

With a century of experience in fine furnishings, one family firm really is fit for a Queen Established in 1904, Brewers is one of the oldest suppliers of decorating materials in the UK. With over 100 years experience in all things paint and wallpaper, it is no wonder the firm is called upon to make royal […]

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