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Highlights of the South Coast of New South Wales

Highlights of the South Coast of New South Wales

The epic South Coast of New South Wales measures a distance of 400 kilometres, and stretches from Wollongong in the north to Eden in the south. It certainly does not disappoint. You will be in awe of the natural beauty of this stretch of coastline. Here are some of the highlights of the New South…

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By 50 Shades, October 15, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Australia is Resuming International Travel

Australia is Resuming International Travel

I don’t know about you, but I shouted “woohoo” when I heard that Australia is resuming international travel to some overseas countries in November. It was like a sign of hope for the future and definitely a step in the right direction for the Australian economy. Our international border was slammed shut in March 2020….

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By 50 Shades, October 8, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
North Coast of New South Wales – Head Hopping

North Coast of New South Wales – Head Hopping

The coastline of Northern New South Wales from the Tweed Heads border down to Newcastle is approximately 677 kilometres. It is known as the “Legendary Pacific Drive” and is made up of a series of coastal beach towns, uncrowded beaches and a striking volcanic hinterland. On one of our many jaunts down the North Coast…

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By 50 Shades, October 1, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
The Resurgence of Hobbies During Covid-19

The Resurgence of Hobbies During Covid-19

Years ago when someone asked you what your hobbies were, could you reel off three or four different past-times? I know I definitely could. The resurgence of hobbies during Covid-19 and continual lockdowns, has made them popular again. Even the younger generation are getting back into hobbies. What Happened To Hobbies? So what happened to…

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By 50 Shades, September 24, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

On my travels around Australia, I became obsessed with some of the majestic Australian sunsets and sunrises that I witnessed. There were a kaleidoscope of colours, including fiery red, crimson, cerise, magenta, lilac, burnt orange, tangerine, golden yellow, saffron, vermillion and shocking pink. Some were captured over the ocean, lakes or lagoons and some were…

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By 50 Shades, September 17, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Living in Lockdown

Living in Lockdown

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or somewhere isolated where there’s no media or internet, you would know that many of we Australians are living in lockdown. It’s the subject on everyone’s lips and it’s in our faces 24/7. It’s a lonely, isolating and sad existence of being confined to one’s home. There’s absolutely…

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By 50 Shades, September 10, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
Must See Places on the Macleay Valley Coast

Must See Places on the Macleay Valley Coast

We love the North Coast of New South Wales. Over the years it seems that we have almost explored every little nook and cranny along this coastline. However, there is always another spot that we haven’t visited. One of these being Hat Head, that we discovered is one of the must see places on the…

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By 50 Shades, September 3, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
Travel and Covid-19

Travel and Covid-19

The world as we know it has changed dramatically in the past 18 months. I recall that I was slothing around at a beach resort in Bali, when my kids contacted me. They said “Mum you better come home before you get locked out of Australia”. My immediate thought was “are you serious?” Covid is…

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By 50 Shades, August 28, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Don’t Leave Home! Why Ageing in Place is the Key to Ageing Well

Don’t Leave Home! Why Ageing in Place is the Key to Ageing Well

They say home is where the heart is. It’s the place where we’re surrounded by all of the things we love, treasured memories and comfort and familiarity. But what happens when living at home isn’t as safe and easy as it once was? In the past, the only option for many people was to move…

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By 50 Shades, August 25, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
Places To Visit In South East Queensland

Places To Visit In South East Queensland

Our  COVID-19 “stay at home” restrictions have been eased over the past month. In Queensland we were only able to partake in recreational travel at a radius of up to 150 kilometres from our homes for day trips. However, in what was exhilarating news for Queenslanders we are now able to travel for leisure throughout…

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By 50 Shades, August 11, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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