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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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 Things I Love About Christmas

Well another year is almost done and dusted and like everyone else I’m asking “where has this year gone”?  After years of dreading Christmas because of: a. It is a lot of hard work for the person hosting Christmas lunch. b. The whole giving and receiving of presents has got out of hand. c. You…

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By 50 Shades, December 11, 2014 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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The High Price of Being a Woman

  Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my niece’s wedding and not only witnessed the beautiful bride getting hitched, and she did look stunning, but also my daughter in her first ever role as bridesmaid.  It was a most joyous occasion and everyone looked dapper dressed up to the nines. Not wanting to…

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By 50 Shades, October 15, 2014 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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