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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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Tips for Downsizing your Home

Tips for Downsizing your Home

It happens to all of us eventually. We achieve the great Australian dream of owning our own home, raise our kids and make many memories in that family home. Only to discover once the kids are gone the house is far too big. Like a lot of people our age we have been spending our…

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By 50 Shades, July 13, 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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What I’m Lovin’ About December

What I’m Lovin’ About December

All across Australia the month of December means three things: The beginning of Summer; School Holidays and Christmas.

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By 50 Shades, December 8, 2016 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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Journey’s End for Jada

Journey’s End for Jada

Our girl Jada, was our family pet, growing up with two teenage children and being adored by both of them and their friends. She was the constant in our lives and even accompanied my husband and I on our seven month caravan trip around Australia.

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By 50 Shades, November 22, 2016 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 Meaning of Being a Mother

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star

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By 50 Shades, May 3, 2016 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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In Appreciation of The Suffragettes

In Appreciation of The Suffragettes

During the Christmas break I went to see the newly released movie Suffragette. I enjoyed the movie and it reinforces how far we have come as women from being down-trodden, exploited and undervalued to where we all are now.

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By 50 Shades, January 20, 2016 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 Meaning of Christmas

The Meaning of Christmas

This time of year is often referred to as the “silly season” due to the fact that we all run around like crazy people trying to finish up the working year for the Christmas break.

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By 50 Shades, December 24, 2015 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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In My Backyard: Something’s Fishy!

  They say the life of a sailor’s wife is very lonely and I can attest to that with the two men in my life, my husband and son, being avid (obsessive) boaties and fishermen. They bought a new fishing boat around six months ago and barely a weekend goes by that they aren’t out…

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By 50 Shades, April 7, 2015 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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Signs that your Kids are finally Grown-ups

    Successful parenting is about rearing successful children.  We all hope that one day our little chickens will fly the coop and flutter off into the world and be able to survive out there without too much intervention on our behalf. Ok, I admit it, sometimes it is difficult to let go!There is a…

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By 50 Shades, March 13, 2015 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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2014: A Year of Changes

2014. What a year! When I recap on the year that has almost come to an end, I realise what a mammoth 12 months it has been for me and my family. So many adventures and so many changes! The year started for hubby and I embarking on an epic six month trip circumnavigating our…

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By 50 Shades, December 23, 2014 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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