5 things I don’t want in my life – Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

If you could choose 5 things you don't want in your life, what would you choose? Here are my thoughts in a guest post on Sue's blog - Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond. Negativity/meanness, toxic people, being overwhelmed, fake people and a world without smiles and laughter - these are things that made my list for this #JournalinginJuly prompt. Pop over to Sue's blog to read the whole post 🙂

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, …

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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