When you get to a certain age, there is a tendency to panic at the thought of anything more challenging than learning to play scrabble or sudoko it seems. I go to healthy walking group regularly and the rest of our group is mixed but mostly over 60s – it being a weekday. I have made it a point to engage lots of the walkers in general conversation regarding their past careers, and what made them do this and that. They don’t seem to mind. I am fascinated by how each person has reached any particular pinnacle of success and how they did so. What is obvious is so many miss the discipline of going to work and the training courses they may have attended in latter years. Many of my pals have taken up a real variety of training opportunities with U3A for example – and the world is very much their oyster.