About

55INSHIRES IS A LIFESTYLE WEBSITE FOR OXFORDSHIRE’S OVER 50’s COVERING A MULTIPLE OF LEISURE TIME IDEAS, ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS.

Hi, this is a website /blog conceived and written by Peter and Rachel, both in our mid to late 50s, living in a village in north-east Oxfordshire. We are thoroughly enjoying this stage of our lives and having fun! We are healthy, active and alive! Fed up with being stereotyped as devourers of Werthers Originals, in need of a funeral plan or a walk-in bath (although Rachel will admit to wearing a cardigan), we decided to start this website/blog to show how us young 55 pluses can enjoy ourselves.

Tips and information on historic, informative, beautiful places to visit; leisurely, interesting, stunning (many free) walks; striking, great country pubs that serve wonderful food; stand-alone, often independent restaurants (even a couple of take-aways); spectacular all-year round gardens and gardening tips (and even warnings); a few of our own spicy recipes for those date-nights and a blog with some of our personal thoughts and views on the world in general, hopefully an issue that stirs you (don’t worry absolutely nothing political). We aim to give you real life experiences to help make decisions as to how you can maximise your leisure time. Our gardening section has a real time update on our modest garden; successes and failures, not a TV showpiece benefitting from an unreasonable budget and surplus labour resources. Please delve in and appreciate that the Shires has so much to offer…Enjoy! 

Many thanks for visiting 55inshires. Please tell your friends and your comments, suggestions and questions will be enthusiastically welcomed, in fact encouraged. Also, please revisit the site as we will be regularly updating with ours and your experiences, views and tales. 

Best wishes,

Peter and Rachel.