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Our retirement home at Hobbiton New Zealand

Guest Post Series: Reflections on My First Year of Retirement

Holiday Greetings to you all from the Land Down Under! Donna at Retirement Reflections kindly invited me to be a guest in her ‘Sundays at Six’ series and gave me free rein as to what I could write about. Donna has many interesting bloggers join her in her series and it’s great reading what everyone is up to in their various…

Melanie from The Wandering Darlings

What happens when you have a spectacular daughter out there?

It’s time to meet one of my favourite bloggers, Melanie from The Wandering Darlings.  I must declare, she also just happens to be my eldest daughter 🙂 Welcome to another edition of People of Interest where I get to share some interesting people with you, my interesting readers. I post these on Tuesdays. And that’s what happens when you have…

Awkward portrait at Christmas

This is what happens behind the scenes at Christmas time

Greetings – This post was written in response to Sue’s post over at Sizzling Towards Sixty and Beyond where she asked some of her favourite bloggers to share their thoughts about Christmas.  Sue has kindly shared a snippet of my post (thanks again Sue). Read on for the full version. I enjoyed gathering my thoughts and writing about this special…

Sisters

People of interest #1 – Meet Sharon

I find it interesting to note that throughout my blogging career, I have been a guest poster on a few blogs (see list below) but to date the only person to ever guest post on my blog was my youngest daughter, who wrote this heartfelt piece without any direction:  To my mum My recent guest posts include these: Retirement, aging positively, photography work…

The Reception area

Thoughts on a Destination Wedding from the Mother of the Bride (MOB)

Thoughts from the Mother of the Bride:  2017’s Wedding of the Year* was full of fun, laughter, smiles, family, warm sunshine, blue skies, clear sparkling water, palm trees, coconuts, beaches, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, pool fun, cocktails, Happy Hours, food, happy faces, BULA and lots of LOVE!! If you’ve been following along to my previous MOB (Mother of the Bride) posts,…

Travel thoughts - care, share and respect

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…

What It’s Really Like to be the Mother of the Bride | Bridesmaids Confession

As a mother of three daughters I was asked to write about weddings from the perspective of the Mother of the Bride. I’m thrilled to share it here, hot off the press, from Bridesmaids Confessions.  Just in time for Mother’s Day next weekend! I’d love you to go and read the story by clicking the link below. Have you had…

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…

Victory – Final MOB update

Final update from the Mother of the Bride (aka MOB) THE WEDDING of the year (2015) has been and gone. It was beautiful, amazing and everything we could have wished for.  I’m happy but also sad – if that makes sense. We had the wedding over the course of a weekend with the majority of guests staying on site.  The ceremony was…