Dieting, weight loss & changing habits

September 19, 2019
Image of an apple, fork, measuring tape, and calorie counter

This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson.  I will be sharing some of Pamela’s words and my own thoughts along the way.  To see all posts published as part of this series, go here. Pamela says: Diets come and go, but there is no magic pill for weight loss. Gaining and losing…

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Cairns and surrounds

….and just like that I’m back from my 4 night visit to Cairns in Far North Queensland!  The main purpose of the visit of course was to visit my daughter (let’s call her Miss M) who is now living and working there.  Secondary, was…

September 12, 2019

Finding a little zen during stressful times

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #26 A big welcome to Jo Castro for today’s ZTT.  I’ve known Jo via the blogosphere for a few years now but we haven’t met in person, yet!  Jo lives on the opposite side of Australia to me over in Western…

September 10, 2019

Flying off to Far North Queensland!

Mum and I are escaping the confines and drudgery of day to day domesticity and daily routines and are jetting off on a little adventure.  That’s right – in the wee hours of Wednesday morning we’re jetting off to Cairns in Far North Queensland …

September 2, 2019
Accessories in the form of rose coloured glasses

Accessories for the 50-something woman

This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson.  I will be sharing some of Pamela’s words…

August 29, 2019

Feeling more Zen in retirement

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #25 Today Kathy Marris joins us for ZTT – welcome Kathy!  I’ve known Kathy for a few years now.  I’m not sure exactly how long it has been to be honest, but we met of course via our blogs.  We have…

August 27, 2019

Me too: a tale from 1981 – Part 3

Have you read Parts 1 & 2 yet? Me Too – a tale from 1981 – Part 3 is the final part in my story.  Over the last couple of weeks I have published Parts 1 & 2 of a true story from a…

August 22, 2019

Tea, Coffee or what?

I thought I’d be spontaneous today and join in with Denyse of Denyse Whelan Blogs‘ #LifeThis Week and this time with a post fresh off the press and not an old one.  You’re welcome!  So the optional topic this week is ‘Tea, Coffee or…

August 19, 2019
Sexual harassment in the work place. Man with hand on girl.

Me too: a tale from 1981 – Part 2

Have you read Part 1 yet? Last week I published the first part of a true story from a time when I was 17 years of age.  Here’s a link to that post below: Me Too: a tale from 1981 – Part 1  If…

August 15, 2019
Sleeping Cat with head on a tiny pillow

The Zzzz of naps

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #24 Today I welcome Janet Camilleri to ZTT.  Having met via the blogosphere, I’ve known Janet for probably close to seven (7) years now!  She lives within about 30 minutes from me and we’ve met up quite a few times now…

August 13, 2019
Young girl looking out the window of a city office building

Me too: a tale from 1981 – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a three part series.  Links to Part 2 and Part 3 are at the end of this post. The uncovering of paperwork from a ‘difficult time’ back in 1981 On Saturday I finally decided to set aside some time…

August 8, 2019
Woman applying red lipstick to lips

Tips for luscious lips in midlife

This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson.  I will be sharing some of Pamela’s words…

August 1, 2019