The need for us to maintain our constant education and learning skills is paramount in this challenging world. All around me I see older folk joining this group and that – there is a very active U3A group in my nearest town and they cover an incredible number of learning topics. For example I was taking two colleagues to take part in a very big quiz night some miles off – we put in a team annually and achieve varying success. Out of forty possible teams, we came fifth, which is fantastic for a tiny village. The amount of knowledge buzzing in that public hall on the night was astounding and there was only a very tiny number of under 40’s. It was obvious though that constant updating of education, reading, enrolling in courses to expand the mind and reduce the body are all uppermost in our minds and this will be to our advantage in our declining years ahead.