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Shriveling with age

  The question is – is there any good news about getting older? Isn’t it enough that we lose our hair, we turn grey and our skin gets wrinkled? Now the latest bit of wonderful news is that a lot of our body parts shrink with age! And I’m not just talking about our height…

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By 50 Shades, May 22, 2013 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.

Agreeing to disagree

  I beg to differ with you but I prefer Diet Coke over Pepsi Max, white wine over red and dogs over cats.  That’s not to say that I hate cats, but I just like dogs better.  They have more personality than cats and you can do things like throw a ball for them to…

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By 50 Shades, May 20, 2013 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.

Going Home

  I recently returned to my hometown to attend a funeral and thought how strange it felt going home to the places and memories of my childhood.  It was as if I was surrounded by who I once was, but wasn’t able to recreate it.  I felt like a gatecrasher at a party – I…

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By 50 Shades, May 17, 2013 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.

Skeletons in the closet

  I have always wanted to delve into my family’s past and find out more about my heritage, so last year I embarked on researching my family tree.  With the help of Ancestry.com I was quickly able to enter names and birthdates for my parents and grandparents and before I knew it there was a…

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By 50 Shades, May 15, 2013 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.

Men and shopping

    I read an article written by comedian and TV/radio personality, Hamish Blake, in a fashion supplement in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper called Sunday Style who said: “As a guy, you’re probably at a shop because a piece of clothing you have is so destroyed  that it doesn’t cover enough of your body to…

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By 50 Shades, May 13, 2013 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 we healthier than our parents?

  If you had asked me this question “am I healthier than my parents” years ago I would have replied with a solid “yes”.  However the more I think about our break-neck paced, stressful, fast-food society, I am beginning to change my mind.  There appears to be many good reasons for returning to a more…

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By 50 Shades, May 8, 2013 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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Words of wisdom from my mother

      The best thing I learned from my mother. “Get an education and make your own way in the world” My mum gave up her nursing training when she got married at the tender age of 18 years and she always regretted her decision (which was pretty commonplace back in the 1950’s).  She…

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By 50 Shades, May 6, 2013 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 internet shopping obsession

  There was a time when there were four adults living under the same roof in our house that every other day there would be a delivery to our door.  We were literally on first name terms with Eric our Australia Post parcel delivery man.  He even knows our dog’s name and gives her an…

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By 50 Shades, May 3, 2013 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.

Mind your manners

      Is it just me or does anybody else think that young people of today have appalling manners?  And I’m not talking about your ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ but simple common courtesies and answering questions with more than a grunt.  It really gets up my nose when people are impolite or rude.  I…

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By 50 Shades, May 1, 2013 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.

HEAD HOPPING

My hubby and I recently took our caravan down the Northern NSW coastline to do what we aptly titled a bit of ‘head hopping’.  After departing Burleigh Heads we crossed the NSW border at Tweed Heads past Fingal Head and travelled to Byron Bay and Broken Head.  We continued past Lennox Head, Skennars Head, Evans…

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By 50 Shades, April 29, 2013 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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