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5 Best Things to Do in Currumbin

5 Best Things to Do in Currumbin

Currumbin is a very popular suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland. It does have very good reason to be regarded as a beautiful part of our coastline. It not only has a spectacular beach but it also has an estuary that is perfect for all types of water activities. Here are the 5 best…

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By 50 Shades, October 7, 2020 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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.
In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley Drive

In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley Drive

A fabulous day trip from the Gold Coast is the Numinbah Valley drive. Around 40 kilometres from the Gold Coast in the glorious Gold Coast Hinterland is this scenically abundant valley. Numinbah Valley is trapped between the Springbrook Plateau to the east and the Lamington Plateau to the west and is broadly underdeveloped apart from…

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By 50 Shades, May 27, 2020 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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In My Backyard: Border Ranges National Park

In My Backyard: Border Ranges National Park

During these crazy times I realise that it’s difficult to even think about travel. In particular overseas travel has been put on the back burner for the majority. Those with travel plans for 2020 have now had to cancel arrangements. My husband and I are currently trying to cancel our flight, cruise and accommodation bookings…

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By 50 Shades, April 29, 2020 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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 Become A Tourist In Your Own Town Or City

How To Become A Tourist In Your Own Town Or City

Life has become particularly challenging for most of us at present due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are living in lockdown, not able to see friends and loved ones, having to cancel travel plans and unable to sit in a public park or on a beach. It’s tough! We need to remember that these restrictions…

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By 50 Shades, April 22, 2020 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Poking Around In Pottsville

Poking Around In Pottsville

Pottsville is a perfect place for families with the calm water, sandy beach Mooball Creek; an awesome spot for kayakers, fishermen and surfers; and a nature-lover’s paradise.

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By 50 Shades, February 12, 2020 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Australia Has Been Burning

Australia Has Been Burning

While most of we Aussies have been enjoying the festive season Australia has been burning from coast to coast. Every state in our country has been affected by catastrophic bushfires on a scale that has never been seen before. Over 5 million hectares of our forests and bushland have been razed, more than 1,000 homes…

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By 50 Shades, January 2, 2020 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Hiking and Walking on The Tweed

Hiking and Walking on The Tweed

My new backyard on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales offers the best of both worlds with exquisite beaches, rivers and creeks and a lush green hinterland, also known as the “Green Cauldron”. For hikers and walkers of all levels of experience and fitness there are literally hundreds of walking trails in the region….

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By 50 Shades, June 28, 2019 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Tweed River Sunset Cruise

Tweed River Sunset Cruise

As part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival, I was lucky enough to grab some tickets to do a Tweed River Sunset Cruise. The Mount Warning Tours Cloudcatcher Sunset Wood Fired Pizza Cruise departed from the Tweed Valley riverside town of Tumbulgum in the late afternoon. What was so special about this stunning three…

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By 50 Shades, May 16, 2019 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Kingscliff Living

Kingscliff Living

As many of you already know I’ve recently moved from the Gold Coast in Queensland to just over the border to Kingscliff on the Tweed Coast in New South Wales. Although it’s been a long time in the making – as we bought a vacant block of land and started from scratch, it has been…

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By 50 Shades, April 26, 2019 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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In My Backyard – Kirra Beach

In My Backyard – Kirra Beach

Years ago Kirra Beach was Coolangatta’s poorer cousin. However over the past 10 years it has undergone a transformation from a ramshackle beachside suburb with rundown surfie shacks, a few unappealing shops and cafes, to a new vibrant and upmarket beachside suburb. The southern Gold Coast suburb located in my backyard – Kirra Beach, is…

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By 50 Shades, October 30, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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