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Happiness is The New Rich

Happiness is The New Rich

I recently saw this quote on Facebook and thought to myself how pertinent this is to life today. Above all, happiness is the new rich, because if you’re not happy every part of your life is impacted upon. This is the reason that this quote resonated with me a lot. How many times have you…

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By 50 Shades, August 17, 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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The Romance of Venice

The Romance of Venice

As I was being gondoliered down the canals of Venice my thoughts were certainly about romance and the beauty surrounding me. The romance of Venice overwhelmed me and for a few moments I imagined a younger version of myself being wooed and serenaded and fed oysters and champagne as I glided down the canals. It…

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By 50 Shades, August 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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The Grey Army are Doing it for Themselves!

The Grey Army are Doing it for Themselves!

During one of my weekly visits to my octogenarian mum’s unit, my mum was telling me about the group of people she employs to help with chores around her place. She has a 70+ year old female gardener called Lou, an 80+ year old handyman that recently water-pressure cleaned her driveway, a 60+ year old…

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By 50 Shades, August 10, 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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The Islands of Venice of Murano, Burano & Torcello

The Islands of Venice of Murano, Burano & Torcello

With our cruise done and dusted, we disembarked from the Westerdam and booked into a hotel in Venice for a couple of nights. Once we dropped our luggage off we set off to St Marks Square where we jumped aboard another boat, a tad smaller, to cruise around the islands of Venice of Murano, Burano…

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By 50 Shades, August 7, 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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My Favourite 3 Places in Malaysia

My Favourite 3 Places in Malaysia

During my travels throughout South East Asia I had previously used Malaysia, or more specifically Kuala Lumpur, for a stopover or transit point. However during a visit in 2016 I was to discover a South East Asian country that has a thriving cosmopolitan capital, a blend of cultures, a rich history of British rule, densely…

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By 50 Shades, August 3, 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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The Charm of Piran

The Charm of Piran

We had arrived at our penultimate cruise stop, prior to reaching our disembarkation port in Venice, at the port of Koper in Slovenia. I guess we were all excited because we had arranged a cycling tour through the Slovenian countryside to the charm of Piran – a seaside village. However, due to rain overnight, we…

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By 50 Shades, July 31, 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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Love you Queensland!

Love you Queensland!

I have asked nine other Queensland travel bloggers for their opinions of what they love about Queensland, and believe me there is a lot to love!

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By 50 Shades, July 27, 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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Splendid Split

Splendid Split

It was a very special day when we sailed into the port of Split in Croatia. My husband was celebrating his birthday so we all gathered for a champagne breakfast on the ship prior to disembarking for the day in Split. We presented the captain’s hats that the three men had to wear for the…

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By 50 Shades, July 24, 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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Why Owning a Dog is Good For You

Why Owning a Dog is Good For You

I have always been an animal lover. When I was little I owned numerous cats, but always wanted a dog. I remember my uncle owned an old yellow Labrador called Kim, who unfortunately got hit by a car and lost one of his legs. Afterwards Kim happily got around on his remaining three legs. I…

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By 50 Shades, July 20, 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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The Croatian Island of Korčula

The Croatian Island of Korčula

We knew very little about our next port of call on our Mediterranean Cruise. In fact I’d never heard of the Croatian Island of Korčula. Probably because the Croatian islands of Viz and Hvar are more well known and popular with the sailing boats that cruise around the Adriatic Sea off the coastline of Croatia. All…

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By 50 Shades, July 17, 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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