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Chick Flicking

  I confess I have both read and watched my fair share of ‘chick lit’ and ‘chick flicks’ during my life.  Like most women, I don’t mind a bit of romance in the books and movies that I read or watch. It all stems from being obsessed with Wuthering Heights and the saga of Katherine…

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By 50 Shades, July 26, 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.

She looks good for her age

Women my age tend to be our own worst critics.  We constantly eyeball other women and ‘pick her to pieces’ having thoughts such as: “boy, she has a lot of lines on her face” or “her hair needs a good stylist”.  It is seldom that we look at one of our 50 something sisters and think…

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By 50 Shades, July 24, 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.

Gym talk

  I am amongst the thousands of 50 somethings that has joined a gym to improve my fitness and keep the old body supple.  It can be quiet daunting walking into a gym the first time and seeing all those ‘ripped’ men and women pumping iron.  It can also be confusing when your personal trainer…

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By 50 Shades, July 19, 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.

Beauty regimes then and now

  I was watching my girl and her friends getting ready for a big night out a while ago now and was in awe of the regime that was involved in beautifying themselves!  It took me back in time to the 1970s when I was just a girl getting ready for the local dance. How times…

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By 50 Shades, July 12, 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.

Vietnam: The Star of The East

If you are looking for a great holiday on a budget with cheap tasty food, good shopping and beautiful beach resorts, then Vietnam is a must see!

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By 50 Shades, July 10, 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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How to live in wedded bliss

Has anyone ever read that book by John Gray called Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? It was allegedly the breakthrough relationships book of the 1990s that basically stated that men and women are worlds apart. It certainly got us all thinking about our relationships with the opposite sex and making inroads into resolving some…

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By 50 Shades, July 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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Age is a state of mind

  There is nothing worse than worrying about ones age. There really isn’t much we can do about it, apart from trying to take good care of ourselves and living a healthy lifestyle. You know what they say about age? “Age is a state of mind” and you are “only as old as you feel”….

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By 50 Shades, July 5, 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.

It’s wine o’clock somewhere

  I have a confession.  I am what is referred to as a ‘Moet Mummy’ who likes her drink of bubbly or chardy at the end of the working day.  I don’t even mind partaking in a drop or two with lunch on occasion!  But am I, as my daughter insinuated recently, becoming dependent on…

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By 50 Shades, July 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.

I would do anything for love (but I won’t do that)

Thanks to Meatloaf for clarifying that! We all do things for our kids as parents because we love their little ‘cotton socks’, don’t we? However, when do we reach that stage where we say “enough is enough”? Is there a cut off age I wonder? 21 years was the age when my parents more or…

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By 50 Shades, June 28, 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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Five decades of movies

  I was watching TV recently and heard a young folk singers rendition of ‘Edelweiss’ from the movie The Sound of Music.  It bought back memories of this wonderful movie and how refreshingly innocent it was.  (Not to mention the vision of the Von Trapp family dressed up in garments made from curtains!) There was…

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By 50 Shades, June 26, 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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