Retirees are eschewing patterned rugs, floral wallpaper and avocado-colored bathroom sets, breaking many of the stereotypes about the home of the elderly, he said The times. A study by senior housing developer McCarthy Stone found that most retirees now consider items like cake toppers, tea cosies and garden gnomes to be “obsolete”. Almost four in five over the age of 65 said they would be embarrassed to have a fluffy toilet seat cover in their home.
Hollywood star appears on Derry Girls
Liam Neeson makes a surprise appearance in the new season of the hit comedy Derry girlsreported The guard. The Oscar-nominated Northern Irish actor, 69, played a police inspector on the Channel 4 sitcom. After the episode aired, the show’s creator Lisa McGee tweeted that the crew’s codename for Neeson on set was “the big guy”, a secret she said was probably pretty “easy to crack.”
Caviar grown in the lab to bring prices down
A British company promises to drive down caviar prices by making the world’s first lab-grown version. The process will avoid the wait of up to 14 years that some sturgeon species need to reach maturity and lay the eggs that make up the delicacy, he said The times. Ken Benning, the founder of Caviar Biotec, said he believes that eating conventionally harvested caviar will become increasingly “socially unacceptable” in the future.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/world-news/956413/oaps-shun-garden-gnomes-and-fluffy-loo-seats Retirees avoid garden gnomes and fluffy toilet seats