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5 Perfect Walks on The Gold Coast

5 Perfect Walks on The Gold Coast

For those of you who like to get out into the great outdoors and keep active during your visit to the Gold Coast there are plenty of walking tracks.

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By 50 Shades, January 12, 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 to Z: Places I’ve Visited in The World

A to Z: Places I’ve Visited in The World

Do you ever complete one of those travel challenges on Facebook where you tick off the places you have visited in the world?

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By 50 Shades, January 10, 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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2017 Wishlist: Is It Too Much To Ask?

2017 Wishlist: Is It Too Much To Ask?

Make 2017 your best year yet. Slowdown and enjoy your life. Learn to enjoy the simple blessings that we have all been given.

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By 50 Shades, January 5, 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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Traveller’s Choice Awards 2016

Traveller’s Choice Awards 2016

Where do Aussies consider to be the best travel destinations within their own country? Australian Traveller magazine surveyed hundreds of readers for the Traveller’s Choice Awards 2016 and I have listed below the results of this survey.

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By 50 Shades, January 3, 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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See Ya 2016!

See Ya 2016!

This year has flown by and I can now say “see ya 2016” and look forward to the new year ahead.

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By 50 Shades, December 30, 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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Celebrating Christmas Aussie Style

Celebrating Christmas Aussie Style

Although we still embrace traditions such as Christmas Carolling, putting up Christmas Trees and cooking roast turkey and baked ham, we have started to make a few changes and are celebrating Christmas Aussie style.

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By 50 Shades, December 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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A Brunswick Heads Break

A Brunswick Heads Break

Only an hour drive south from us is the lovely little coastal and riverside village of Brunswick Head on the far north coast of NSW. It is a place we have visited on many occasions over the years and always enjoyed its laid-back vibe and peaceful ambience.

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By 50 Shades, December 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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Scorching Hot Sandals for Summer

Scorching Hot Sandals for Summer

What can we wear on our feet during these warmer months that looks attractive and doesn’t give us tired aching feet? I have found the perfect scorching hot sandals for Summer!!

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By 50 Shades, December 15, 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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12 Days of an Aussie Christmas

12 Days of an Aussie Christmas

Forget the Turtle Doves and the Partridge in a Pear Tree, Australia is brimming with wonderful attributes. What a beautiful country we live in!

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By 50 Shades, December 13, 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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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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