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Goodbye ‘Nice Girl’!

  I don’t know about you, but I was bought up to have character attributes such as good-heartedness, fairness, generosity, kindness and respect for others. You know the old saying “children should be seen but never heard”?  Well that was my upbringing.  I was never allowed to offer an opinion unless I was asked and…

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By 50 Shades, February 25, 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!

Feeling Like a Natural Woman

        Like a lot of women my age I constantly think about what I’m putting into and upon my body.  I like to trawl around the farmer’s markets on the weekends for some fresh organic produce and I like to buy my muesli at the health shop.  I go to Yoga classes…

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By 50 Shades, February 22, 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!

No Tattoos for me Please!

    What is the big fascination currently with tattoos, or as it is sometimes referred to, body art! They are so prevalent – just like bum holes, everyone has one.  It is not only young men, but more and more young women have been inked, and not just a discrete little butterfly on their…

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By 50 Shades, February 20, 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!

The Female Body Fixation

  Why or why are we women so fixated with our body image?  We all want to be taller, skinnier, have bigger boobs, smaller boobs, longer legs, smaller butts, more shapely butts, less hair, more hair, plumper lips ………………….The list just goes on and on!  Why can’t we just accept what nature has handed us…

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By 50 Shades, February 13, 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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Celebrity Crushes

Jus for a bit of fun I thought you might like to see what celebrity crushes other people have.  Mine is George Clooney – Shhh but don’t tell anyone! Just follow this link to Linky Tools and enjoy a bit of ‘eye candy’! <!– start LinkyTools script –><script src=”http://www.linkytools.com/thumbnail_linky_include.aspx?id=184432” type=”text/javascript” ></script><!– end LinkyTools script –>…

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By 50 Shades, February 12, 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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Living in the Seventies

Musically it all happened for me in 1974. I was 17 and about to finish school and go out into the workforce as an office clerk. I was listening to Stevie Wright sing Evie on the radio and I was wanting to be that girl:  “Evie let your hair hang down” and : “You’ve got…

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By 50 Shades, February 8, 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!

Fifty Not Frumpy!

With so many lovely shops to shop at and so many nice reasonably priced clothes to buy – why or why do a large majority of us look like fashion tragics! Come on girls we maybe 50 something but we don’t need to be frumpy!

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By 50 Shades, February 4, 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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This is Australia!

  In the words of poet Dorothy Mackellar: “I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me”! Yes, I love my country.  It was…

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By 50 Shades, January 30, 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!

Getting Used to the Empty Nest

  I waved goodbye to my beautiful and wonderfully talented daughter once again last week. She had her Yaris packed to the brim with all sorts of personal effects and a bag of food she raided from my pantry! She is back to Med School but has moved further away to do a clinical placement…

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By 50 Shades, January 25, 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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How to Tell a Woman’s Age

  You can always tell how old a woman is, they say.  Just look carefully.  And no it’s not by looking at her wrinkles, her grey hairs or her paunchy tummy!  You just need to sneak a peek in her handbag, bathroom vanity or medicine cabinet! 20 something’s handbag: Holds smart phone with spivvy phone…

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By 50 Shades, January 23, 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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