The Art of Getting the Book Finished

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

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Sorry for the silence. But in the silence, much has been going on. The book has been through the editing wringer three times, and now we are enjoying the final dotting of 't's' and crossing of ‘i’s'. The boring part. Essential yes, but if you’re Judy, you’d rather stick pins in your eyes.

Adrian, on the other hand, loves this detailed stuff, after decades making 30-second commercials where…

We Are Have A Book! Act3 - The Art Of Getting Older

Friday, 27 July 2018

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Thanks to you we are having a book.  We are more than 100% funded – and the book is bound to be published by Unbound.  Thanks.  You have impregnated us with what's needed and the manuscript is achingly close to being finalised ... we can already feel something kicking down below.

The current working title is Act3 - The Art Of Getting Older.  It's an art because some people seem to have an insight…

What's With The Attitude?

Friday, 27 April 2018

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Attitude is one of the four roots of a successful Act3.

One of the brilliant things about writing this book is getting to sit with people who, like our dog Ollie, have a positive attitude to life.

We love Roger's story: he'd just been given a cancer diagnosis – with a 1 in 10 chance of survival.

The consultant went out of the room, and said – 'I’ll leave you to have a bit of…

The Act3 Back Is Broken

Friday, 12 January 2018


Thanks to you, we’re well over half way fundraising the making of our book Act3 – How To Life A better Life After 50.

Some have asked when will it be out, and we’re saying ... well that depends on when it's funded, so when it's good and ready. 

An Early Chat About Growing Older

To breakfast the other day in London with 85-year-old leadership guru Charles Handy and his wife Liz.  A joy…

Weathering The Storm

Friday, 10 November 2017

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You are a delight.  Your forethought, your planning has taken us to 27% funded.  Thank you.

And since planning is at the heart of what we believe makes a successful Act3, here's a story from our own recent experience.   

In planning for our own 50/60+ future Judy and I decided to sell up and build a house suitable for our third act. 


There's a single tree on our plot.  A 150-year…

Act3 wasn’t supposed to be this busy.

Friday, 6 October 2017

We hoped being fresh empty nesters, life would have calmed down a bit. Instead, we’re madly road-testing the book you’ve sponsored.  This autumn, we’ve a number of speaking engagements, webinars and workshops on the Act3 theme. We are taking bookings for 2018 if you want a chat about that get in touch.

Here’s what we’re finding:

Life doesn’t stop at 50: How to enjoy a fulfilling third act, our…

Murder & Boomerang

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Friends & Supporters, Wow!   We launched our campaign to fund Act3 – How To Live A Better Life After 50 barely a week ago and we're already 10% funded — thanks to you.

Judy & I have been extraordinarily gratified by the number of people - even those we're rudely emailled after years of silence - who've said, "... this is really needed, and it’s not just us, it's our parents too ..."

Indeed yesterday…

Preparing for print
Publication date: April 2020
104% funded
190 backers