Category: ageing

Cycling to Peyto Lake

An awesome travel blogger who will blow your mind!

As I have enjoyed being a guest blogger a number of times, I decided to start a feature on my blog and share some interesting people with you my interesting readers. I post these every Tuesday. Everyone has a story to tell. Yes, even you! It’s true, everyone has a story and sometimes we just have to ask questions to…

Retirement Reflections is a guest on my blog

People of Interest #2 – Meet Donna

As I have enjoyed being a guest blogger a number of times, I decided to start a new feature on my blog and share some interesting people with you. I have always liked the quote:  “Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is a writer, some are written in the books and some are confined to hearts.” Savi Sharma It’s…

A different sort of green and gold flying over Wagga Wagga

A sentence a day for September: a writing challenge

 September – in a Sentence a Day I joined in with some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June and July and August!  It’s now time for September, how can it already be September? In the first week of the new month, a group of like-minded bloggers link their posts to share what’s…

Travel Loving Parents

My very clever and talented daughter from the Wandering Darlings wrote this lovely post about us, her Travel Loving Parents, so naturally I just had to share it with you. Spoiler alert – it’s touching, heartfelt and moving. I’m proud of our daughters and believe that taking them travelling when they were young really helped shape them, and taught us…

Pure Gold, afternoon light shining over the vineyard in Autumn

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…