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On a Mission of Self Improvement

On a Mission of Self Improvement

This year I have been on a mission of self improvement, and not just trying to be a better person but trying to be a better writer, blogger, photographer, graphic artist and more techno-wise.

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By 50 Shades, September 23, 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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Insight into the Problogger Conference

Insight into the Problogger Conference

Along with 700 other bloggers, I attended the 2015 Problogger Conference a week ago to gain an insight into the fascinating world of blogging.

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By 50 Shades, August 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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Talking Cars and Safety

Being a woman, when it comes to cars I pretty much just want something that is reliable, economical, reasonably comfortable and easy to drive from A to B. I’m not one of those women who has to drive a flashy car around to pretend that I have money.  However, as I’ve gotten older I’m becoming…

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By 50 Shades, October 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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Talking about my Generation

  As The Who sang in 1967 in their hit song ‘Talkin Bout My Generation’: People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) Just because we get around (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) I hope I die before I get old (Talkin’ ’bout my…

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By 50 Shades, March 10, 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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Are you a Facebook creeper or participant?

I have often been accused of always being on Facebook.  Yes, I admit it, I am a tad addicted to this form of social media.  I guess it boils down to my curious nature, (aka being a sticky beak!) and the fact that I love being social. I have also been accused of putting too…

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By 50 Shades, January 8, 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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Losing the art of conversation

    Have you noticed that these days we are all increasingly communicating by email, text message, Facebook or Twitter?  It appears that making a phone call or having a face to face conversation is becoming less commonplace.  When I’m out and about I notice that there are numerous young people with mobile phones in…

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By 50 Shades, December 6, 2013 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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Learning the Lingo of Gen Y

  Now listen up all you ‘fossils’ (Gen Y term for anyone over the age of 40!), we totes (totally) need to get up with things and learn the new lingo of the current generation. So for those of you that are maybe a little confused about the language of Gen Y I have prepared…

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By 50 Shades, November 15, 2013 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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Technology and the over 50’s

    I remember when I got my first mobile phone and thought “wow I’m really with it”.  Nowadays it seems most of us 50 somethings have mobile phones and not just your standard Nokia model, but we have smart phones.  We are also buying ourselves E Readers, Tablets, Ipods, Digital Cameras, Laptop Computers and…

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By 50 Shades, October 7, 2013 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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