Entries by Maurice Fine


Anybody who knows me would attest to the fact that I’m optimistic to the extreme. In the face of dire adversity my glass is not so much half full but already causing slight spillage. However, after the recent demise of …

Longbourne 1895 B&B


Longbourn 1895

Heathfield, East Sussex

The first thing you notice about Longbourn is that you don’t notice it! My sat-nav said I had reached my destination but there was no indication that I had arrived. I had, however, passed

It’s All Gone Tits Up!

What were my Facebook pages and Twitter feed full of this week -terrorism, racism, economics, the government? Nope, whilst all of them were there the biggest threads were all about the Sun newspaper dropping its Page Three topless pics. You cannot be …

People #2 – Jayne Torvill OBE

MF: First, I’d like to thank you for talking to nonBeige and what a pleasure it is to meet you.

JT: Thank you very much.

MF: My research shows you have been skating for approximately 48 years.

JT: Oh really? …

Grinding my gears

Regular readers know only too well that here at NonBeige we don’t live in the past; we grab the present by the throat and head towards the future with a beaming grin on our face. However, a recent run in …

Robin Williams 1951 – 2014


July 21st 1951 – August 11th 2014

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Robin Williams from an apparent suicide.

Williams was a brilliant stand-up comedian and impressionist who found worldwide fame …

I Want Less Of Me…The 5:2 Diet

Big Mo, gives the 5:2 diet a go!

Here at NonBeige we are all about fighting the ageing process…mentally, spiritually, socially and most importantly physically.

I wasn’t blessed by the “body beautiful” and was further cursed by the infamous “fat” …

OAP TV – Not for me!

There seems to be a groundswell of new programmes featuring “oldies” and I’m not enamoured of any of them.

Last night I watched the first of a new series called “Mary’s Silver Service”. The premise is that media “darling” Mary …

Online Dating 50 plus

Data released by marriage guidance experts Relate reveals that those born between 1946 and 1964 will be the first generation for whom living alone in old age may be the norm thanks to the rising divorce rate. If you factor …

Frankie Knuckles dead aged 59

(Frankie Warren Knuckles Jr.)
January 18th 1955 – March 31st 2014

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of the “Godfather of House Music” reportedly due to problems arising from his diabetes.

At 59 years old he was still …

Paul Costelloe interview

Paul Costelloe (67) has been a leading light in the UK fashion scene for over 30 years. He has designed for Princess Diana, politicians and stars of stage, screen and TV. A fascinating insight to the life and times of a design icon that is in no hurry to slow down.

Who Knew?

Maurice Fine (63) is the editor of Nonbeige. With a colourful background in various businesses encompassing property, fashion and publishing  and some equally colourful life experiences he will be writing regular articles that he hopes will be engaging, entertaining, intriguing and provocative.

Scrapheap…be damned

If you think your useful working life is over or feeling disillusioned with the options as to how to keep occupied Firsts Over 50 is designed to inspire and provoke you to think outside the box and just “go for it”! This is my story, we want to know yours.