Chat about lifestyle, food and politics
And while you’re waiting for your next great escape, you needn’t be bored. Visit our lovely partners over at Gransnet and you’ll find plenty to keep you informed and entertained.
Gransnetters are a friendly and feisty bunch and their forums are full of chatter about politics, news, recipes, favourite books, relationships, fashion, family and more. It’s a great opportunity to talk to like-minded folk and make new friends. (Oh and you really don't have to be an actual grandparent!)
Shopping and fashion are hot topics on Gransnet - and there are regular features on beauty (secret make-up tips for over 50s) as well as fashion features on what's new (and what not to wear). They've got oodles of great food ideas from well trusted recipes handed down through the years to how to prevent or deal with pre-diabetes through diet and exercise.
Relationships with partners, parents, daughters-in-law, friends, even grandchildren can sometimes be a bit tricky. Ever heard of retired husband syndrome? Well they have. And there's a shed too for the menfolk if they feel they need a little privacy. Gransnet also has articles on specific relationship issues such as being denied access to grandchildren, bereavement, long-term relationships, and sex.
If you've ever wondered what's on Michael Palin's holiday wishlist, what Mary Berry bakes with her grandchildren, or what was John Cleese's favourite joke, then you can catch up on Gransnet's regular celebrity webchats. There’s always the opportunity to ask the webchat guests a cheeky question (or two) of your own.
Every month Gransnet runs a book club which gives away hundreds of copies of their book of the month. There's also book giveaways for children and author interviews with big names like Khaled Hosseini, Kathy Lette, Judith Kerr and more. If you’re looking for something new to read – or want to discuss what’s currently on your bedside/Kindle, then this is the place to go.
Your local community
Gransnet Local is the place to find out about events and things to do in your area. You can even become one of their infamous Local Editors. From language classes to foodie festivals, theatre shows to things to do with the grandchildren, this is a community site for locals to pool their knowledge. It’s also a great place to organize get togethers if you want to meet new people living near to you.
And that’s not all. They’re generous folk, Gransnet, and every month there are opportunities to win everything from iPads and kindles to holidays, John Lewis vouchers, book bundles the list goes on ... and on.
It’s free, it’s friendly and most of all it’s fun. Sign up to Gransnet today and find out what you’ve been missing.