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Have you ever shabby-chic’d? Quirky arts & crafts for older people

“When you are older, you realise that everything else is just nothing compared to painting and drawing.” David Hockney There’s never a better time to let your artistic flag fly than when you’re retired and if David Hockney, one of Britain’s greatest living artists says it’s true, then it must be! It’s not all about…

Planning your Retirement can mean more than just Money in your Pocket

You’re unique so your retirement will be unique too. The one thing that will be shared amongst most people is thinking about the cost and financial implications of retirement. It might not be the most fun consideration, but it’s wise to try and map out your retirement plan. There’s another thing that people sometimes don’t…

Public Gardens and Space to enjoy in Christchurch

So, the seed of curiosity has been planted and you’re thinking about making Christchurch your home. But what does this pretty little town have to offer and will the lifestyle be a positive choice for you? At Platinum Skies, our properties are built in areas that perfectly complement the relaxing and peaceful ethos we promote….

Retirement Living and the Great Outdoors

What surroundings do you live in?   Does your neighbourhood consist of grey stoic buildings without character or interest? If this sounds familiar then you’ll know how cathartic it can be to go away on holiday and be greeted with interesting places to explore, parks, local attractions and lovely towns. Retiring in great places Now,…

Advice for Retirement: How much time should I spend outdoors?

Life doesn’t have to slow down when you reach retirement – especially when you are a Platinum Skies resident! Let’s throw aside the stereotypes and dated depictions of over 50’s life and remember that the world is your oyster. Spending time outdoors with all that Mother Nature has to offer and amongst life’s hustle and…