Category: Retirement

Serenity at the waterhole

Travel thoughts – Care, share and respect!

Every journey is a voyage of discovery – Clare Boylan The adventure is over. We are home and have been for a while now. The clothes that reeked of smoke from the campfire and physical exertion are clean again, my husband’s beard has been removed, the car has been emptied and bags lie around in anticipation of being put away…until the…

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…

Antique shop in Stanley Tasmania

Tour de Tassie #6 – The white road through the Wilderness to Stanley

All good things come to an end…. Here is the final instalment in my Tour de Tassie series of travel blogs. Moving on from West Coast to North West Coast Strahan – Zeehan – Corinna – Smithton – Stanley After our 2 day stay in beautiful Strahan on the West Coast of Tasmania, we decided to head towards Stanley on…

Whitest Sand

Wordless Wednesday – 17 May 2017

It’s Wordless Wednesday! Enjoy your Wednesday – wherever you are in the world. This is our favourite beach, where the bush meets the sea and it just happens to have the whitest sand in the world! Do you know where this beach is?  Leave me a comment to tell me know where you think it is. (I’ve given you a clue!) Debbie 🙂…

Wonder Woman

Reblog: Not a good week!  – Deb’s World

I can’t let today, 10 May 2017, go by without mentioning that one year ago today we were told our jobs as educators in the State’s Correctional Centres were to be axed by the end of 2016. It started a dreadful time of worry, concern, upset, ill health and general malaise.  We were all summonsed to Sydney,  to a meeting to…

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…

Globetrotters- G’day Debbie 👋 

Originally posted on thewanderingdarlings:
This weeks Globetrotter is a special one as it’s my lovely Mum – Debbie My mum and dad are solely responsible for my sisters and my traveling genes. They took us on our first overseas trip when we were little and that started us all off on trying to see as much as the world as…

Wordless Wednesday – 8 March 2017

Wordless Wednesday! I know – it’s my sister’s birthday and International Women’s Day and I go and post a photo of a car with a big blue ribbon 🙂  Go figure! And here’s another one! I like the presentation 🙂 So here’s a great graphic just for today which I used in a post for International Women’s Day back in 2014 entitled  A…

Surprisingly there is a life after retirement – Musings on a Monday

Retirement update It’s Monday again, so time for my Musings on a Monday post – I’ve enjoyed getting into the pattern of taking the time to muse/think/contemplate, call it what you will, on a Monday.  I hope you can join me…. I have now been ‘retired’ for a few months and can honestly say I have not missed going to…

Remind me again why am I doing this?

Remind me again why I’m doing this?  Running I mean! I haven’t written a post about just running since July last year but I have been running, on and off,  in the meantime.  The months after July were wet, miserable and cold.   I was also suffering from looking down the barrel of redundancy but I knew I had to…

Throwback Thursday – I was a young mother once…

Throwback Thursday – Feeling nostalgic Recently I was away from home and on my own for the day.  It was quite a novel experience and one I enjoyed immensely! I went for a run along the Yarra Trail (in Melbourne) and ended up at the Collingwood Children’s Farm cafe for a sit down and a reviving cup of tea –…

A hammock and a tree – Weekly Photo Challenge

How does a hot summer’s day, a hammock and a large tree sound?  Relaxing, peaceful, delightful and comfy! This combination, to me, is a great match and fits the theme for this week’s photo challenge perfectly 🙂 A good match  – This week, share a photo of a satisfying pairing from your own life…. You can mix and match places, people, objects,…