Author Archives: markbendle

Rainbow Club

Rainbow Club

Some years ago you published a penfriend club by the name of “Rainbow Club”. I am wondering if that club still exists or if there is the possibility of corresponding with like minded people on matters ...
Memories of a youth hosteller

Memories of a youth hosteller

The article in Mature Times in April – “Youth Hostels – you’re never too old” brought back many memories. I became a life member in 1989 having initially joined during the War. One memory ...
TV ads – give us a break!

TV ads – give us a break!

My sofa partner and I watch television regularly. We don’t go in for that Netflix or Amazon stuff and we cannot afford Sky, but we do pay our BBC licence very happily in exchange for not having to wat ...
Perspectives on primary care

Perspectives on primary care

Healthwatch England is the national consumer champion in health and care. We have significant statutory powers to ensure the voice of the consumer is strengthened and heard by those who commission, de ...