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William Bay National Park Spectacular Beaches

William Bay National Park Spectacular Beaches

William Bay National Park was one such experience that we were glad we stopped, even for a few short hours, to enjoy the majesty of this breathtaking stretch of coastline.

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By 50 Shades, March 24, 2017 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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What’s Good For Us?

What’s Good For Us?

Healthy living advice is aplenty these days. It seems everyone has an opinion on what we should be putting into our bodies and what’s good for us.

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By 50 Shades, March 21, 2017 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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When is the right time for Retirement?

When is the right time for Retirement?

Amongst my group of friends, who are mainly in the over 60s age group, there is a lot of talk about retirement. After turning the milestone age of 60 I am beginning to question when is the right time for retirement?

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By 50 Shades, March 16, 2017 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 Wonder of The Bungle Bungles

The Wonder of The Bungle Bungles

Unrivalled in their scale, grandeur and diversity of form anywhere in the world, are the Bungle Bungles Range’s extraordinary array of banded sandstone domes.

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By 50 Shades, March 14, 2017 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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A Weekend of Expos

A Weekend of Expos

I spent last weekend sauntering around having a sticky beak at a couple of expos that were at complete opposite ends of the spectrum. At one end was the Gold Coast Caravan & Camping Expo and at the other was the Gold Coast Travel Expo making it a weekend of expos!

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By 50 Shades, March 8, 2017 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!
Making Healthy Food Choices Simpler

Making Healthy Food Choices Simpler

Good news! I have been noticing recently that a lot of packaged foods display a round-shaped, Health Star Rating image on the front of the pack where you can see it clearly and also read it without requiring glasses.

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By 50 Shades, March 6, 2017 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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Cable Beach Dreaming

Cable Beach Dreaming

Where on earth did such a stunningly beautiful beach get a name like Cable Beach? This was my first question when we eventually arrived in Broome on our around Australia trip. Apparently it is was named after just that – boring old cable

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By 50 Shades, March 2, 2017 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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Top 10 Australian Beaches

Top 10 Australian Beaches

By analysing millions of travellers’s reviews, TripAdvisor recently released its best beaches in Australia list for its 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards with some surprising (and not so surprising) results.

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By 50 Shades, February 28, 2017 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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Lapping up Luxury Holidays

Lapping up Luxury Holidays

Do you ever fantasise about taking a luxury getaway to a five star resort or hotel in an exotic location on a tropical island or somewhere equally as enticing? For some of us it is just that – a dream or fantasy. However I am here to tell you that your pipedream of lapping up a luxury holiday can now be reality.

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By 50 Shades, February 23, 2017 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 Best of The Best of Australia

The Best of The Best of Australia

Throughout my travels around Australia I was fortunate to witness and capture some of the most extraordinary beauty that compels me to present a photographic study of the best of the best of Australia.

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By 50 Shades, February 21, 2017 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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