Category: ageing

Travel Loving Parents

Originally posted on thewanderingdarlings:
My parents have recently retired which, when they are still in their very early 60s/late 50s is really bloody early. I had like 5 mins worrying about what they would do with this new found freedom of the daily grind then I realised they are going to be even busier now than ever before. You see…

How to embarrass your 3 daughters in 1 post – Musings on Monday 1 May 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   I have a confession to make – this is my very first ‘How to..’ post!  Not because I don’t know how to do things but because I don’t feel qualified to offer anyone advice, about anything. While out riding my bike today I had a great post fill my head, it was sensational, pithy,…

A new me or an upgraded version?

Isn’t it interesting how you can read a post and all the accompanying comments and get a real feel for people and their situation?  I love blogging for that very reason. Since retiring I have made contact with many other middle aged bloggers who are in much the same boat as I am.  It’s been enlightening and so encouraging to…

Sunshine dancing on water

Home is beckoning – Musings on a Monday

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings  where I mull over the week that was. It’s been another big week!  I’ve spent the week with my mother, going through various things with her, walking everyday, seeing friends, visiting my father and taking him out of his aged care facility for picnics and walks along the beach.  We’ve shopped, cooked, talked and…

Mt Warning, Woolumbin, Tweed Valley

Musings on a Monday from Murwillumbah

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings coming to you today from Murwillumbah.  My Monday Musings post is where I mull over the week that was. Murwillumbah is the town where I was born and where my parents returned to live many years ago when they retired.  Dad grew up here and moved away as soon as he could!  Thankfully he did move…

Anyone want a Mother? #Writespiration

Writespiration – is a great challenge from writer and blogger Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less. It’s harder than it seems, feel free to have a go yourself if you doubt me! This week the topic is to write an Advert for your Mother. I’m not…

The Big Birthday – #Writespiration

Writespiration – a new challenge I’ve just discovered courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less.  As it’s Sacha’s birthday, the theme this week is The Big Birthday. The Big Birthday by Debbie Harris A big birthday means a big party A surprise organised by your…

Sharing a wish with strangers – Weekly Photo Challenge

A very different kind of theme for this week’s photo challenge –  Wish – but one I enjoyed thinking about. Sharing wishes with strangers makes a powerful emotional statement. My wish is to live in a world without Parkinson’s Disease. Jen explains the challenge this way: Shinto is the dominant religion in Japan, though it is more of a way of life than…