Welcome to the Residents’ Blog!

Embracing the digital age and proving that technology isn’t just for the young, some of our village residents share the highs and lows of their golden years.

Enjoy reading the real stories and insights from people just like you, who happen to live in a retirement village!

Retiring near to family

25th October 2019 - By Derrick Myers Resident Blogger

Derrick Myers

When retiring, one is faced with a number of decisions – not only where to put down your roots but also consideration for your family. In the case of my wife and myself having lived in lovely rural France for ten and half…

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Retirement can be a family affair

17th October 2019 - By Mike Pettet Resident Blogger

Mike Pettet

One aspect of retirement living that I’ve only briefly mentioned up to now is family.  Do your siblings and sons and daughters have any concerns about you moving into a retirement community? Do you all want to be near each other?  Do they…

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Chocolate

10th May 2019 - By Derrick Myers Resident Blogger

Derrick Myers

This is all about the delicious stuff (that most of us like) but which we could not buy during the war years. I was really surprised on reading a recent article which detailed where and when chocolate goodies first came into our lives….

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Finding the right retirement village for you 

12th April 2019 - By Mike Pettet Resident Blogger

Mike Pettet

Let’s assume that you’ve decided to investigate the possibilities of moving to a retirement community.  In my last blog I briefly covered some of the aspects of retirement living to give food for thought.  In this one I will try to cover the next steps that…

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The Shipping Forecast

8th April 2019 - By Derrick Myers Resident Blogger

Derrick Myers

I have always been interested in the weather and how we discover what the future forecast will hold. Everyone likes to discuss the weather!  I have installed my own small weather station in my garden which is linked to a weather station in Florida. It receives information from a number of satellites, giving me the ability to check…

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How to stay safe on the internet

25th January 2019 - By Derrick Myers Resident Blogger

Derrick Myers

I have been using computers for over 40 years and I have, as many computer users have, been subjected to a few challenges from people wanting to gain access to my computer. In this my second ‘Blog’ I would like to give you…

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Moving into a retirement village

5th December 2018 - By Mike Pettet Resident Blogger

Mike Pettet

For my first blog I will set the scene and explain why we moved into a retirement village. Picture a coastal village in Devon set in a valley, or combe, running down to the sea.  A chalet bungalow 400 yards up from the beach and…

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The importance of good communication

5th December 2018 - By Derrick Myers Resident Blogger

Derrick Myers

Retired and living in a village with three hundred other retirees was not something my wife and I had planned to do. In our sixty years of married life, (we were married in Berwick upon Tweed) we have moved on six times, living…

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