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I’m a woman of the times, on time, behind time. I can’t wait, don’t have time to wait. I put on weight, I lose weight. I’m texting, typing, LOLing, OMGing. I’m digitally in touch, not re-touched. I’m not on my iPod, I’m posting, tweeting, linking, liking – my wall is never dry. I’m a social networking butterfly.

I’m a new age 60 something year old woman, ageless, but not ageist. I’m free range, free spirited, free willed, not on a leash. I’m going strong, in one direction. I’m letting my feelings out, I’m putting fires out, I’m putting my feelers out. I don’t internalize, I vocalize.

I’m a story telling, shopping savvy, cappuccino sipping, book clubbing, healthy eating, yoga loving, world traveller.

I commenced 50 Shades of Age in 2012 as a platform to encourage and inspire women of my age. The majority of us have led a busy fulfilled life being mothers, wives and co-breadwinners. After reaching that milestone age of 50, with kids leaving the nest and feeling unemployable, I felt a big void in my life. It was with this in mind that I decided to start up 50 Shades Of Age – a website where I could reach out to my sisters and tell them that their lives could be so much more. I wanted to be the voice for the new-age over 50 year olds to empower and motivate them to feel worthy again! We have so much to offer.

The over 50’s age group are the fastest growing group of jetsetters. We are off ‘spending the kids inheritance’ and seeing a bit of the world! There is a whole new market out there for my generation as we become more savvy at ‘surfing the net’ on our iPhones, iPads and tablets.

My real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas. I hope to continue to bring more stories about this very popular past- time for our age group.

Published Articles 

  • In January 2016 I published my first magazine article in Just Better Living regarding my experience swimming with the Whale Sharks on the Ningaloo Reef.
  • In July 2016 I became a regular contributor to the Visit Gold Coast website
  • In July 2016 I published an article on Japan National Tourism Organisation website
  • In January 2017 I became a regular contributor to the Discover Ipswich website
  • In November 2020 I wrote a chapter on the Northern Coast of New South Wales for the Big Lap Bible book and I’m now a regular contributor to their website.
  • In 2022 I commenced working with a residential cruise line – Victoria Cruises Line, creating blogs and promoting their cruises on social media and monthly newsletters.
  • In July 2022 I commenced part-time copywriting for Mankind Digital writing content for tourism websites: Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism and Kangaroo Island Tourism Alliance.

Media Familiariztion Trips

  • In June 2016 I had the opportunity to travel to Northern Japan on a Media Familiarization trip which gave me a new found appreciation of this beautiful Asian country.
  • In March 2017 I spent a couple of days at Tweeters Country Retreat in Crows Nest, near Toowoomba on an influencer’s stay.
  • In April 2017 I travelled to Ipswich on a Media Familiarization trip for a weekend of indulgence that included a Hot Air Balloon flight, a night in a Hotel and dinner.

*** Rated as #6 in the top 100 over 50 women blogs or websites in 2022 ***

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  • Columbus Bollin
    February 27, 2013

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    • Kathy
      February 27, 2013

      Feel free to donate (only kidding!) Seriously though thank you for your positive comments. I hope you continue enjoy my blog’s.

  • Tamie
    March 2, 2013

    I adore the efforts you have place in this, thankyou for all the great posts .

    • Kathy
      March 2, 2013

      Thank you Tamie! It is nice to know that you are enjoying reading my articles. Please feel free to comment on some of my posts.

  • Lorelei Champaco
    March 18, 2013

    I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your website?

    • Kathy
      March 19, 2013

      Thank you Lorelei. Please feel free to subscribe to my blog and then you will receive notification each time I post, which is normally 3 times a week..

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    March 23, 2013

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  • Antonetta Shabazz
    March 25, 2013

    I have been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before.

    • Kathy
      March 25, 2013

      Hi Antonetta, I’m glad you found my website and that you found my articles of interest. Please keep enjoying!

  • Scott
    April 4, 2013

    Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and internet and this is actually frustrating. A good web site with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for keeping this site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

    • Kathy
      April 4, 2013

      Thanks Scott for your comments. I am very happy that you are enjoying reading my posts. At this stage I am not doing a newsletter but will probably look at doing one in the future. Thanks again.

  • Morton Henrichsen
    April 19, 2013

    I just want to mention I am just new to blogging and certainly enjoyed your web page. Probably I’m going to bookmark your blog . You really come with great writings. Regards for sharing with us your website.

    • Kathy
      April 20, 2013

      Hi Morton I’m extremely grateful that you have found my blog to be of interest. I hope you return to read more of my posts.

  • Kathy
    June 14, 2013

    Thanks Gregory. At this stage I’m not hosting guest writers, but thanks for your interest. Please feel free to post a comment on any of my articles.

  • Kate
    December 9, 2013

    My word, I am so glad your blog ended up high on my Google search. You are a breath of fresh air. Your words echo exactly how I am feeling and what I am thinking. It makes me feel so sad for what I have not achieved in 40 years, but also excited by what I can achieve in the next 40 years.

    • Kathy
      December 9, 2013

      Thank you Kate for your kind words. I am happy that I have brightened someone’s day and even happier that my blog is doing well on Google! I hope you continue to read my posts.

  • Jenny Meehan
    February 12, 2014

    Love your way with words. Please tell me you have a book on the boil.

    • Kathy
      February 13, 2014

      Why thank you Jenny. I have been thinking of writing a book for a while now. Just don’t know where to start!

  • minsmash
    March 25, 2014

    Hi Kathy, wonderful to find you via Janet’s (Middle Aged Mama) blog post today. I’ll be 50 on May 31 *gulp*. Fantastic to find another blogger in my age range. Look forward to reading your blog :-)

    • Kathy
      March 26, 2014

      Thank you Min for your follow. I will check out your blog as well. Being in your fifties is not so bad. After all it is only just a number!

  • Rachel
    October 15, 2014

    Just read your “About me”, you put a welcomed smile on my face. In January I will be starting my first blog and am now hungry for blogs exactly like yours. I wonder if when you wrote that piece (About Me), did it flow right from your mind to your key board, or was it a thought process? Regardless I instantly signed up for more of your work. I love your style. Rachel.

    • Kathy
      October 15, 2014

      Thank You Rachel. I am always happy to welcome new followers. My “about me” was actually inspired by a TV Ad by Kia cars that was running at the time. I just changed the wording around a bit to suit me. Good luck with your own blog. It is a lot of fun and I’m sure you will meet some lovely people and enjoy the blogging world :)

  • Cindy Kahout
    August 12, 2015

    Thank you Page!
    I am 58, and I am Not old. I work in Abu Dhabi, where the Emirati feel that once you have passed 40…That’s it! Going back to America next week. Thank you for your blog!

    • Kathy
      August 12, 2015

      Hi Cindy, I totally agree! Age is a number not a state of mind. Thank God I don’t live in Abu Dhabi. I would be well and truly past my use by date! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

  • moparaventi
    April 8, 2016

    Cindy, I was drawn here by your post about “The Old Maid,” but, being a 50-something woman, I really like your other posts as well! I feel like I’m getting a virtual visit to Australia — which will have to sufffice, until I can make a real visit there. I’m writing a book called, “The New Old Maid: How Happily Unmarried Women are Defying Spinster Stereotypes.” I invite your readers to “like” my The New Old Maid Facebook page (they don’t have to be old maids, single or even women). Thanks for representing Women of a Certain Age. We still have a lot to say and do (in between hot flashes!)

    • Kathy
      April 9, 2016

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving some positive feedback. I like to think that as a 50 something year old woman that I am somehow inspiring other women my age to get out there and make the most of their lives. I would interested in reading your book once it is published. I will give you a “like” on your Facebook page. :)

  • Jagdish Kashyap
    August 2, 2016

    Nice name “50 Shades Of Age” truly define your content ^_^

  • Dave Starr
    October 2, 2019

    Just found your blog via the write up by Sharon Gourlay. Glad I dropped by for a look.

    You are to be congratulated in several ways. Not just for opening so many people’s eyes to the wonders of your beautiful country, but to recognize the very real feelings of emptiness and loss so many of us, woman and man feel after heading into the ’60’s.

    Having a blog on a subject which means something to the blogger (aside from misguided attempts to “make money from the Internet”) is so much more than just digital letters and words on Ethernet paper.

    It can give aperson a real sense of their own worth while helping so many other in qiet, powerful ways.


    • Kathy
      October 3, 2019

      Thank you so much for reading my story Dave. It is a transitional time in life for empty-nesters and retirees. I knew once I had more time on my hands I was going to make the most of this time of my life. Travelling and writing about it is one of the wonderful things in my life that has kept me gainfully employed and prevented me from becoming stagnant.

  • Deirdre
    November 3, 2019

    Hi Kathy,

    I’m happy to find your blog a search of 50+ bloggers. I was anxious to see what other women of my “generation” were talking about.

    I’ve been blogging for a while, mostly travel, but was dissatisfied with the way it was going. So, I’ll be releasing my new, improved version soon! More of lifestyle, not only travel-although there’ll be some of that as well since traveling is my passion!

    • Kathy
      November 3, 2019

      Thank you for making contact Deidre. Blogging is addictive and something that I get a lot of enjoyment from. I wish you luck with your new venture.

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