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Are We Losing Our Compassion?

  Here’s the scenario – you are standing in the queue at the supermarket with a big trolley of groceries and a little old lady behind you has only two items. What do you do? Do you offer to let her through the check-out first or do you think “she is obviously retired and has more…

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By 50 Shades, March 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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Who are the new Hollywood Beauty Icons?

  I posted this photo of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, photographed at the 1956 Oscars (before I was even born!), on my page on Facebook recently.  It posed the question – who do you think are the new Hollywood beauty icons?  There were a few that came to mind immediately, like Keira Knightley, Scarlett…

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By 50 Shades, February 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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Goodbye ‘Nice Girl’!

  I don’t know about you, but I was bought up to have character attributes such as good-heartedness, fairness, generosity, kindness and respect for others. You know the old saying “children should be seen but never heard”?  Well that was my upbringing.  I was never allowed to offer an opinion unless I was asked and…

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By 50 Shades, February 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.

Feeling Like a Natural Woman

        Like a lot of women my age I constantly think about what I’m putting into and upon my body.  I like to trawl around the farmer’s markets on the weekends for some fresh organic produce and I like to buy my muesli at the health shop.  I go to Yoga classes…

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By 50 Shades, February 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.

No Tattoos for me Please!

    What is the big fascination currently with tattoos, or as it is sometimes referred to, body art! They are so prevalent – just like bum holes, everyone has one.  It is not only young men, but more and more young women have been inked, and not just a discrete little butterfly on their…

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By 50 Shades, February 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.

The Female Body Fixation

  Why or why are we women so fixated with our body image?  We all want to be taller, skinnier, have bigger boobs, smaller boobs, longer legs, smaller butts, more shapely butts, less hair, more hair, plumper lips ………………….The list just goes on and on!  Why can’t we just accept what nature has handed us…

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By 50 Shades, February 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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Celebrity Crushes

Jus for a bit of fun I thought you might like to see what celebrity crushes other people have.  Mine is George Clooney – Shhh but don’t tell anyone! Just follow this link to Linky Tools and enjoy a bit of ‘eye candy’! <!– start LinkyTools script –><script src=”http://www.linkytools.com/thumbnail_linky_include.aspx?id=184432” type=”text/javascript” ></script><!– end LinkyTools script –>…

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By 50 Shades, February 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.
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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.

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