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A Week of 60th Birthday Celebrations

A Week of 60th Birthday Celebrations

Well it happened! I turned 60 around ten days ago and believe it or not nothing unpleasant occurred in the process! I didn’t suddenly gain more wrinkles, have to purchase a walker or a hearing aid, nor did I wake up with any new aches and pains.

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By 50 Shades, February 16, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Great Australian Road Trips: The Scenic South Coast

Great Australian Road Trips: The Scenic South Coast

There are few things in life that compare to a great Australian road trip, exploring foreign territory and popping in and out of pretty little towns, seeking out uncrowded beaches and discovering rich histories. One such road trip is the scenic South Coast of New South Wales.

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By 50 Shades, February 14, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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7 Ideas for Getting Romantic (and not just on Valentine’s Day)

7 Ideas for Getting Romantic (and not just on Valentine’s Day)

So in keeping with the romantic spirit of Valentine’s Day, I have come up with 7 ideas for getting romantic and not just on Valentine’s Day.

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By 50 Shades, February 9, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Favourite Overseas Travel Spots

Favourite Overseas Travel Spots

with so much conjecture about favourite overseas travel spots I asked 11 other Travel Bloggers for their favourites and this is what they came up with:

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By 50 Shades, February 6, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Poking Around In Pottsville

Poking Around In Pottsville

Pottsville is a perfect place for families with the calm water, sandy beach Mooball Creek; an awesome spot for kayakers, fishermen and surfers; and a nature-lover’s paradise.

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By 50 Shades, February 2, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls in the Gold Coast Hinterland

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls in the Gold Coast Hinterland

You don’t need to go chasing waterfalls in the Gold Coast Hinterland because they are very easy to access, with most being only a short bushwalk through the rainforest.

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By 50 Shades, January 31, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Creating Memories Rather Than Moments

Creating Memories Rather Than Moments

My definition of creating memories is firstly experiencing the moment, enjoying it and capturing it so that is lives on forever. Most people do this by taking photos or videos of the event or experience.

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By 50 Shades, January 26, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Ipswich: A Walk in The Park

Ipswich: A Walk in The Park

A walk in the park in Ipswich can be just that, but it can also be an amble through glorious gardens, a clamber to a scenic lookout, a trudge through dense bushland or an encounter with some Australian wildlife.

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By 50 Shades, January 24, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Succumbing to Sixty

Succumbing to Sixty

I have to finally accept that my fabulous fifties are over and I’m going to be sixty. OMG did I really say that out loud!!

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By 50 Shades, January 19, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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10 Reasons to Visit Tassie Now!

10 Reasons to Visit Tassie Now!

Tassie is one of those travel destinations that gets deep under your skin. Once you have been you will want to go back to explore more and more of its beauty, majesty and nature’s bounties.

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By 50 Shades, January 17, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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