Finding Joy in difficult times – Read my guest post at Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Choose Joy

I'm a guest over at one of my favourite midlife blogs - Sue's Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond, as part of her Ageing Well, Living Well series. Please pop over, have a read and share your thoughts.

Are these 5 of the best retirement locations in Australia? Some of my words as a guest over on Retiring Not Shy’s blog.

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This is part of a guest post I wrote on Retiring Not Shy's blog, about Tumbarumba being a great place to live, especially in retirement. I was one of five bloggers invited to share why we live where we live in retirement.

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 🙂

Layers of Life


Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. I am probably cheating a bit here by not sharing one of my own photos for this week's photo challenge, instead I am sharing an old photo of my beautiful parents in the bloom of their life. …

I DID it – my way!

Meeting up with Annie and Janette at Run Melbourne 2017

Run Melbourne 2017 Last week I wrote a post about my upcoming Run Melbourne 2017 event - I CAN do this - and I am pleased to say not only did I do it, I did really well! This is a quote from my post last week: I'm not fast, I'm not stylish, I tend to run …

I CAN do this!

Run for your life, forest running

  Running has been a part of my life for quite a while now.  I've written quite a few posts about it over the years and here comes another one!! I'm not fast, I'm not stylish, I tend to run a bit heavy, I'm sometimes happy when it's over and I'm no longer what you'd …

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 …

Weekly photo challenge: In admiration of Ruby

Birthday girl!

Birthday girl! Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)!  This week's photo challenge is all about admiration.   As we've just been to see my mother-in-law to help celebrate her birthday, I thought I'd share a few words about Ruby! R - Reflective, reliable, responsible, resplendent and rational - a calming …

iPhriday – remind me again how old I am

  I am a grownup but sometimes it's good to be a child again. It's Phriday and time for a photo from my phone.  This photo shows me in a children's playground looking very smug because I managed to climb up so high! I don't like heights much and I get scared on swinging bridges so …

This girl still can’t run!

A few short months ago I was running well - I was enjoying the fitness benefits, my body responded to the challenges I set it and the feeling of having the wind through my hair as I ran was intoxicating and liberating. I was running 5km a few times a week while trying to improve …

Every day is an adventure – 96/365 – magazine adventure

Every day is as an adventure in my world - Women's Running magazine ! This is very exciting - I replied to a request in a women's running magazine recently, they were looking for women who took up running over the age of 40.  They asked for 100 words and a photo and I sent something in as …