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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 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.

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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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.

Living in Cougar Town!

  I occasionally go on girl’s nights out with my girlfriends which usually consists of a nice dinner out at a restaurant or a quiet drink somewhere (with lots of incessant chatter!)   Increasingly we see women, particularly in bars, dressed up to the nines in their push-up bras and sexy little mini-skirts flirtatiously parading around…

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By 50 Shades, January 21, 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.

Is Shopping Better Than Sex?

  You ask my friends, I kind of have a reputation as being a ‘shopaholic’.  I have been known to shop with vigour and determination until I get exactly what I’m after! I also am the proud owner of a vast collection of clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. I love having nice things, but not…

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By 50 Shades, January 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.

Information Overload

It’s incredible how far we have come since my early years of being a married mum.  The amount of information regarding pregnancy and baby care that is available to new mums is amazing!  You can google anything and a selection of information appears on your computer screen or iPad.  Walk into any Bookstore and you…

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By 50 Shades, January 16, 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.

Living La Dolce Vita

  I love it when I see or hear about people my age achieving and doing great things with their lives. They say that we are living longer and that 50 is the new 40, 60 is the new 50 and so on. There are great sayings like “you only live once” (yolo) , “life…

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By 50 Shades, January 7, 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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Ageing Graciously vs Cosmetic Surgery

  We have all seen them.  Those women of a certain age with their pumped up breasts sitting very perkily on their leathery skinned chests!  Women who have lips so full of dermal filler that they resemble Daffy Duck or a big trout !  They have the bulging fat on their thighs and stomach lipo-sucked…

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By 50 Shades, January 4, 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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