She worked with her daughter Barbara Evans, 70, and daughter-in-law, Pat Privett, 68, who have also decided to retire.
Image copyright Soren Ragsdale Image caption The club is about “tradition and Britishness” Image copyright Soren Ragsdale Image caption Moustache conversation takes about an hour but the club is about camaraderie, organisers said On a more serious note, Mr Parsons explained the club, which has monthly meetings in London, raises money for charity. Hirsute conversation lasts for about an hour, and members gather to have a laugh about their “silly moustache”, but the club was set up for social reasons.
Not everyone had faith in my ability to do so, however. "We think you'll probably die," one friend told me before I left. "We've put the odds at about 60:40." Others were less optimistic. Image caption Rebecca meets an Egyptian named Aisha Adham In Sudan, families fed me endless vats of ful (bean stew) and let me sleep in their modest mud-brick houses. One Nubian family gently restored me to health after I ran out of water in the Sahara and collapsed, vomiting and delirious, on their doorstep: the lowest point of the trip, and the only time I experienced [...]
Image copyright Getty Images One of these is Dr Michael Dixon, a GP from Devon, who has been appointed NHS England's social prescribing lead to champion non-medical ways of treating patients. Image copyright Getty Images And it can even involve utilising the skills of patients who get referred to them, says Wellbeing Enterprises chief executive officer Mark Swift. "We had one patient who could play the ukuele so we set up a ukuele class. It really took off and we ran out of the instruments. On another occasion a doctor was referred to us who was a good tango dancer [...]