Gems of Zen

Zen Tip Tuesday In January 2019 I kicked off a little idea I had on the blog called Zen Tip Tuesday – a new guest post series that I too contributed a few posts to whenever an appropriate idea came to me. Contributed posts…

January 25, 2021
15 Minutes of Fame

My 15 minutes of fame

I’m a pretty ordinary person. I’m a middle-aged Mum, quiet, introverted, I’m no entrepreneur, and I don’t excel at any one particular thing. I’m not a model, an author, a journalist, or a celebrity of any kind. I’m kind of a Jill of many…

January 21, 2021

Mount Tamborine

Some call it Mount Tamborine (like me) and others call it Tamborine Mountain. Doesn’t really matter which you call it but I can tell you one thing … it is a really lovely place to go for a day trip from Brisbane and also…

January 18, 2021

Hello 2021

Hello everyone, and hello to 2021! Happy New Year and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are safe and well. I’ve enjoyed my little break from the blog. 2020 was a lot to take on board so to lighten the load for…

January 11, 2021

Taking Stock – December 2020

It’s time for my quarterly Taking Stock – December 2020 post, the final Taking Stock post for the year and the final post for 2020.  Here’s where you can see the other three – March 2020, June 2020, and September 2020, and if you’re…

December 17, 2020
Xmas cat

Shopping, Summer & Christmas spirit!

Shopping Centres It’s nearly Christmas! How’s your Christmas shopping going? I don’t like shopping centres much anymore. Even before Covid I didn’t like them, but with Covid in our lives, more-so now. It’s the wrangling for a carpark, the crowds, the noise, and when…

December 10, 2020
xmas gift ideas for men

Xmas gift ideas for the men in your life

  This is a sponsored post for RedBalloon I don’t know about you, but I find men so much more difficult to buy for than women.  There’s only so many shirts, socks, undies, alcohol, and books one can buy a fellow!   But there is…

November 30, 2020
The Humble Egg

The Humble Egg

Midlife lifestyle changes As women in midlife we find ourselves needing to make some changes to our lifestyle to accommodate our changing bodies, minds. and therefore, needs.  Menopausal hormonal shifts mean we are more susceptible to stress, anxiety, and weight gain.  To help keep…

November 26, 2020


Twenty-eight years ago today I was twenty-eight and gave birth to fraternal twin boys – Twin 1 and then 1 minute later Twin 2. Today my twin boys are twenty-eight, the age I was when I had them. Twenty-eight years ago I became a…

November 19, 2020

Corona Chronicles #5 – Double Donuts

How are we faring here in Australia with COVID-19? As summer draws closer and Christmas nears, Australia is cautiously but collectively breathing a sigh of relief as Coronavirus seems relatively under control here (touch wood).   As mentioned in my last Corona Chronicles post –…

November 12, 2020

November Feels

Can you believe it’s November already?  Where has this year gone?  In a whir of a new reality of a Covid-19 world is where!  It’s certainly been a year like no other hasn’t it?  Putting Covid aside for now though, did you realise that…

November 5, 2020
the 50's deep shift

The 50’s deep shift

A positive from 2020 2020 has been a challenging and very different year for us all.  On the positive side, it’s given us a lot of time for reflection. For me has come a realisation that I’ve become much more introspective in my 50’s…

October 29, 2020