Tag: Retirement

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…

Snorkelling selfie while in Fiji for a destination wedding

What makes the delightful Birthday Girl interesting?

It’s time to hear from the Birthday Girl – yes that would be me! I’ve enjoyed featuring lots of interesting people here in my series of interesting people but as today is a very special day for me, I have decided to ask myself the 10 questions I usually ask my guest hosts to answer. Everyone has a story to tell.…

Retirement Reflections is a guest on my blog

People of Interest #2 – Meet Donna

As I have enjoyed being a guest blogger a number of times, I decided to start a new feature on my blog and share some interesting people with you. I have always liked the quote:  “Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is a writer, some are written in the books and some are confined to hearts.” Savi Sharma It’s…

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…

Travel Loving Parents

My very clever and talented daughter from the Wandering Darlings wrote this lovely post about us, her Travel Loving Parents, so naturally I just had to share it with you. Spoiler alert – it’s touching, heartfelt and moving. I’m proud of our daughters and believe that taking them travelling when they were young really helped shape them, and taught us…

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…

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…

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

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…

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,…

Against the Odds – Weekly Photo Challenge

I’m away from home this week, taking in the city lights, enjoying a different pace of life, seeing new things, playing tourist and unexpectedly meeting up with some blogging friends. I decided for this week’s photo challenge to focus on a great movie I saw this week.  It was called Lion and is a classic Against the Odds story.  I…

Anticipating anticipation – Weekly Photo Challenge

Is it possible to anticipate anticipation?  I like to think so. With summer holidays upon us and family members from near and afar preparing to gather, I am anticipating the anticipation of us all being together again for the first time in over a year. I love spending time with my family 🙂  My three grown up girls make me…

Wordless Wednesday – goodbye and good luck!

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  Farewell cake for the teaching staff at our centre,  as we’ve all been made redundant – not much more to be said!  It was a very yummy cake 🙂 Debbie PS.  I’ll change the subject soon I promise – just a few more days to go until I finish work so please bear with me 🙂

Bring on 2017 – Weekly Photo Challenge

Oh. My. Goodness. This week’s photo challenge is all about New Horizons.  It’s something that’s been on my mind for quite some time and here it is as the prompt for this week’s challenge! This week, we’re challenging you to think ahead and show your work in a representative photo. If you set New Year’s resolutions, give them some thought…