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When is the right time for Retirement?

When is the right time for Retirement?

Amongst my group of friends, who are mainly in the over 60s age group, there is a lot of talk about retirement. After turning the milestone age of 60 I am beginning to question when is the right time for retirement?

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By 50 Shades, March 16, 2017 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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A Week of 60th Birthday Celebrations

A Week of 60th Birthday Celebrations

Well it happened! I turned 60 around ten days ago and believe it or not nothing unpleasant occurred in the process! I didn’t suddenly gain more wrinkles, have to purchase a walker or a hearing aid, nor did I wake up with any new aches and pains.

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By 50 Shades, February 16, 2017 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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Succumbing to Sixty

Succumbing to Sixty

I have to finally accept that my fabulous fifties are over and I’m going to be sixty. OMG did I really say that out loud!!

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By 50 Shades, January 19, 2017 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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Ageing Positively

Ageing Positively

I asked a group of eleven “mature aged” bloggers for their top tips on ageing positively and here is what they came up with……

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By 50 Shades, November 17, 2016 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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Ageism is Alive and Rife!

Ageism is Alive and Rife!

It is a sad fact of life that society is hung up on youthfulness and the quest to stay forever young.

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By 50 Shades, October 5, 2016 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 Appreciation of The Suffragettes

In Appreciation of The Suffragettes

During the Christmas break I went to see the newly released movie Suffragette. I enjoyed the movie and it reinforces how far we have come as women from being down-trodden, exploited and undervalued to where we all are now.

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By 50 Shades, January 20, 2016 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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8 Things You Should Experience Before Reaching 60

  Are you like me and put good things away to be used only on special occasions, or not bought that designer brand handbag because you thought it was too extravagant, or even worse, put off a fantastic holiday to somewhere exotic because you were too busy? Well I am here to tell you that…

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By 50 Shades, January 20, 2015 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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Not Ready for the Scrap Heap Yet

Not Ready for the Scrap Heap Yet

My daughter recently said to me “you are still too young to be retired, Mum”, and I was secretly flattered that she thought this. I am after all, only in my fifties and I have all of my faculties I believe, (but sometimes I wonder!) I am fit and healthy and I have years of…

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By 50 Shades, September 24, 2014 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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10 Things Not to Say to Your Adult Children

Experience from 25 years of parenting has taught me what to say and what not to say to my adult children.  After all they have been around so long and are fully worldly wise and they don’t need to be reminded about some of the lessons in life that I have learned (mostly the hard…

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By 50 Shades, March 31, 2014 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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Talking about my Generation

  As The Who sang in 1967 in their hit song ‘Talkin Bout My Generation’: People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) Just because we get around (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) I hope I die before I get old (Talkin’ ’bout my…

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By 50 Shades, March 10, 2014 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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