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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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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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The Growing Cost of Energy

The Growing Cost of Energy

Let me ask you a question. What is the single-most costly expense in your household? For us it is rates/water, followed by our electricity bill. Over recent years we’ve turned into “electricity commandos”, running around our house turning off lights and appliances and using a rug for warmth during the cooler months. For many people…

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By 50 Shades, November 23, 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 First Year of Being Sixty

My First Year of Being Sixty

Sixty years old! Yikes it sounds so old and I still have to slap myself to believe that I reached this milestone age earlier in the year. As it has turned out my first year of being sixty has been pretty amazing and although I was dreading it I’m now loud and proud to be…

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By 50 Shades, November 9, 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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20 Things I’ve Learnt from Travelling the World

20 Things I’ve Learnt from Travelling the World

Over the past twenty or so years I have done a lot of travelling. Not only have I seen my own country from coast to coast, but I’ve also travelled to Europe, UK & Ireland, USA, Canada, South East Asia, Central America, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. During this time the 20 things…

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By 50 Shades, September 28, 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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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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Summer Holidays Essentials List

Summer Holidays Essentials List

I know that it is winter here in Australia, but many of us still like to escape the cooler months and head north where it is Summer all year around. For example, Bali is a very popular choice for a Winter escape. So before you pack up and go I’m happy to provide you with…

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By 50 Shades, June 8, 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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How To Beat The Post-Holiday Blues

How To Beat The Post-Holiday Blues

You know that feeling of overwhelming home sickness when you are away for a lengthy period? That desire to return home to what’s familiar and to see family, friends and pets and get back into your routine. I almost always get this feeling when I’m getting towards the end of my holiday. However as soon…

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By 50 Shades, June 1, 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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Are you ready for a Cruise Holiday?

Are you ready for a Cruise Holiday?

I always thought I would be taking a cruise much later on in life, when I was old. Friends were forever asking me “are you ready for a cruise holiday”?

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By 50 Shades, May 19, 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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