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April Fools (or Tools)

  Today is April Fool’s Day which gives us all permission to play jokes on our friends and family, or in other words ‘play the fool’.  However I believe that every day is April Fool’s Day when you look around and see the moronic behavior by everyday people.  Why just yesterday I saw some fool…

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By 50 Shades, April 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.
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The Easter Camp

It is Easter tomorrow and like everyone I’m already thinking “where has the year gone?”  My husband Keith and I are off in our caravan for a few days to a little coastal spot down south.  It got me thinking about Easter and how we have celebrated it over the years.  Since I was young…

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By 50 Shades, March 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.

Hairstyles over the decades

            Hairstyles of the 1950s.  Natural waves were the go and hair was swept off the forehead!                                       Hairstyles of the 1960s.  Curl it up or under and tease it into a…

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By 50 Shades, March 27, 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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Making an impression

  Let me ask you a question. Do you often find yourself trying to make a good impression on people, whether they are work colleagues, friends, family members or your kid’s school teachers? Do you also post impressive status updates and photos on Facebook or Twitter and go to your class reunion to brag about…

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By 50 Shades, March 27, 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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Is lingo a ‘newbie’ thing?

  I recently wrote a blog about Gen Y lingo and thought it would be interesting to compare it with the past two generations to see how things have changed.  Believe it or not we Baby Boomers used some pretty cool lingo.  We actually invented words such as: dig, groovy, funky, far out, stoned and…

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By 50 Shades, March 25, 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.

Getting Physical

  Remember that video of Olivia Newton-John in her brightly coloured leotard, tights and leg warmers singing “Let’s get physical, physical”?  And those Jane Fonda aerobic workout videos that you shoved into your VCR and tried to exercise to in your living room?  They were possibly the biggest influence on my exercising regimen.  I loved…

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By 50 Shades, March 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.
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Riding the emotional roller coaster

“A woman will allow herself to be clouded by her emotions. Her reasonable thought becomes completely unreasonable over the most ridiculous thing. It’s a girl thing” –  Lea DeLaria Are women really governed by their emotions and do we get better at controlling them as we get older? In our early lives oestrogen is closely…

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By 50 Shades, March 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.

Has food replaced sex in my life?

  Last night I had this dream.  I was sitting at a candlelit table for two with a gorgeous man and he was massaging my foot under the table.  But I was paying no attention to him – I was salivating over a plate of moreton bay bugs with a side of aioli and kipfler…

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By 50 Shades, March 18, 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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Regrets – I’ve had a few!

    WISH you had seen more of the world, not taken up smoking or had that dead end relationship? You’re far from alone. A recent poll revealed that not travelling enough has come top of a ‘list of regrets’ felt by the over 50s, beating other big regrets over relationships, careers and healthy choices….

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By 50 Shades, March 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.
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Plagued by Pin Codes & Passwords

On a recent caravan trip we were faced with yet another ‘age related problem’ of dealing with memorizing numerical codes.  There was a code to the boom gate on the entry and exit of the Caravan Park and then there was a separate code for the amenities block.  So you get the picture?  We had…

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By 50 Shades, March 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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