Are you afraid to settle for a mediocre life? How do you find your mojo, if you think you’ve lost it?

Reflecting on life

I crossed something off my Retirement To-Do list recently, not because I'd completed it, as you might expect, but because I'd lost interest in it. I'd lost my drive, my passion, my joy for it. Where did it go and is this cause for concern?

Retirement Voices | Add your story to this important new book

Life after retirement. Having been made redundant, life is looking good.

I have just completed an easy questionnaire on the subject of retirement. I found out about this project from another midlife blogger and decided to add my voice to the story. If you are a woman and you're retired I highly recommend you join up and share your story and thoughts, it's for a good …

Taking stock of life in November – let’s chat!

Hello from me

Taking Stock - November 2018 Are you comfortable and ready for a catchup chat? Hello from me! Another month has flown by and we're on the home straight heading for the end of the year, and it also just happens to be my birthday month too! As much as birthdays and Christmas are happy times, …

Sizzling at 60 – Meet Sue!

Sue's marathon finish

Recently I have enjoyed hosting a few guests on my blog as part of my People of Interest feature where I share interesting people with you my interesting readers. I have been posting these every Tuesday over the past few months. I believe everyone has a story to tell.  It's true, everyone has a story and …

A sad day

Today is Stephanie Scott’s 28th birthday and her mother asked us all to join the family by stopping for a cup of tea and a mint slice (her favourite biscuit) at 3pm today. My workplace stopped to honour and remember Stephanie, it was a sombre tea break to say the least.

I’m pleased to say that most shops sold out of mint slices today as people heeded a mother’s simple request. At the end of the day I was able to come home knowing my three daughters are all safe and happy living their lives to the fullest. I have a 28 year old planning her wedding and another daughter was married late last year so this hit me very hard. I can only wish her family and her fiancee peace and the strength to continue on.

Her body was found on the day of her wedding and her killer was convicted to a life sentence just days before her 28th birthday. How sad!

As I said in my original post ‘Rest in Peace Stephanie’.

Deb's World

Today should have been the happiest day of their lives but it was the saddest day of all.

You may have heard of this but just in case you haven’t…..

A young teacher went into her school last weekend to complete work for while she was to be away on her honeymoon. She was due to be married within days. She was never seen again by her fiancée, her family or her friends. A massive search was undertaken.

What is thought to be her remains were found today, the day she was to be married to her childhood sweetheart. It is alleged that she was murdered by a cleaner at the school.

As the mother of a bride to be, I can’t begin to imagine how her fiancée and her family are coping with this awful tragedy. With everything ready for the wedding and guests arriving, the sadness would be…

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Mammogram titbits

I'm a little teapot

Today was Mammogram Day They come around very quickly at every two years and I can't say I get overly excited when I receive the reminder to make the next appointment. I wrote a post after having my second mammogram two years ago Ouch multiplied by a million and have copied some of that post here …

My dam runneth over

We have had so much rain lately we now have water views on our property!  This dam never holds much water and even when it does fill up it doesn't stay around for very long as the water just drains away. It's a great sight to see! Life has been a bit difficult lately as …

Mother’s Day Classic 2016

Mothers day classic run

It was raining, it was cold but it was definitely fun.  We joined hundreds of people in Canberra's Commonwealth Park for the 2016 Mother's Day Classic,  all of us raising funds for Breast Cancer Research. It was a sea of pink despite the wet weather. I wrote a post recently about Running for a Cause and …

Running for a cause

mdc 2016

There's nothing like running for a cause!  My daughter and her (now) husband and I  have run in the Mother's Day Classic in Canberra for the past few years and we always enjoy the event. We are off again in two weeks time - yikes!  This year it's got a bit personal so we will be …

Contemplation – Week 6: six things worth saving

Hello again! While out doing hill sprint intervals this morning at sunrise (I know I'm mad but I am in training so I need to get it done) I contemplated desleyjane's latest prompt from her Kikki.K, A Sentence a Day journal.   This week the prompt is: What are you saving for? I'm going to turn this …

Contemplation – Week 5: what smells?

Hello again! I'm participating in desleyjane's blogging challenge Contemplation, where we share our responses to a prompt from her Kikki.K, A Sentence a Day journal. This week's prompt is: What can you smell right now? Wild orange, citrus bliss, lemon - these are the lovely smells emanating from my diffuser at the moment.  I have taken to using the diffuser …

Contemplation – Week 4

Hello blogging friends! I'm participating in my friend's blogging challenge Contemplation, where we share our responses to a prompt from her Kikki K A Sentence a Day journal. It's up to week 4 but I only managed to join in last week for the first time - week 3. This week's prompt is: Name one thing you should …