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My Favourite Sunshine Coast Places

My Favourite Sunshine Coast Places

Over the years l’ve spent a lot of weekends visiting the Sunshine Coast attending surf carnivals, when our kids were Nippers, and having the occasional weekend getaway with my husband or with my girlfriends. For me it is a relatively easy two and a half hour drive north of the Gold Coast, but it’s like…

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By 50 Shades, January 18, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. 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! 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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5 Must See Places in the Snowy Mountain Region, Australia

5 Must See Places in the Snowy Mountain Region, Australia

The Snowy Mountains region in NSW offers some of Australia’s most picturesque landscapes nestled in beautiful historic towns with a rich culture of food and wine. The area is absolutely sensational all year round, not limited only to the snow skiing season, for which it is most renowned. The area is surrounded by pristine lakes and…

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By 50 Shades, January 15, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. 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! 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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A-Z Australian Beaches You’ve Never Heard Of

A-Z Australian Beaches You’ve Never Heard Of

The island country of Australia has hundreds of beautiful beaches on its expansive coastline bordering the Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Indian Ocean. There are probably plenty that you’ve heard of but what about the hidden gems that are less well known? Here is my list of A-Z Australian Beaches you’ve never heard of. A…

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By 50 Shades, January 11, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. 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! 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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The Real Barcelona

The Real Barcelona

Everybody knows about Sagrada Familia, La Rambla and Park Guell but the real Barcelona often goes under the radar. El Raval is a very famous area, known for different movements in the start of the 1900s. Almost 100 years later you can still feel the anarchy thriving. If we go back ten years in time, el…

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By 50 Shades, January 8, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. 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! 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.
New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals

Yeah, yeah, we hear it every single new year! What are your new year resolutions? What are your dreams and goals for the upcoming year? It all gets a little tired, doesn’t it? After we’ve all over-indulged over the Christmas/New Year period we all tend to make resolutions pertaining to our health and well-being. But…

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By 50 Shades, January 4, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. 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! 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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Mid-North Coast of New South Wales Must Sees

Mid-North Coast of New South Wales Must Sees

The New South Wales coastline has always held a lot of intrigue to me. Last time I took you on a tour of Northern New South Wales must see places from Tweed Heads in the north down to Coffs Harbour in the south. Continuing on from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle, referred to as the Mid-North Coast, there…

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By 50 Shades, January 2, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. 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! 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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2017: What a Year!

2017: What a Year!

2017: what a year! When I look back on the past 12 months I can’t believe that it’s gone, it’s in the past and I won’t have this time over again. I can reflect on the year that was, plan for a new year ahead and look forward to creating more amazing memories. Here’s a…

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By 50 Shades, December 21, 2017 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. 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! 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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Northern New South Wales Must See Places

Northern New South Wales Must See Places

From the Queensland/New South Wales border there are many great coastal spots between Tweed Heads and Coffs Harbour. Hitch up your caravan, pack your tent or self-drive a campervan and head off to Northern New South Wales must see places. There is plenty to see so take your time crawling down the coast. Here’s a…

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By 50 Shades, December 18, 2017 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. 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! 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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10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

One of Australia’s closest neighbours across the ditch (Tasman Sea), is the land of the Kiwi, New Zealand. Because it is so close and has very affordable air fares, I have visited New Zealand on many occasions, and not just to ski the slopes, but to marvel at its splendour. I can give you at…

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By 50 Shades, December 14, 2017 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. 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! 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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Things to Do in Brisbane for Visitors of all Ages

Things to Do in Brisbane for Visitors of all Ages

Things to do in Brisbane for visitors of all ages Brisbane. Just the name evokes images of sun, surf, sunny sky and sunglasses. But are there things to do in Brisbane for the WHOLE family or just for those us of who can still set a cracking pace? You’ll be pleased to know that there…

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By 50 Shades, December 11, 2017 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. 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! 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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