Category: lifestyle

  • A Holiday at North Stradbroke Island

    A Holiday at North Stradbroke Island

    Our recommendations for a holiday at North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia.

  • Taking Some Time Out

    Taking Some Time Out

    After some time out from my blog, I feel I need to write about the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and how it is affecting people in my local area

  • Reaching a Goal and Setting New Goals

    I reached an important goal which was returning to work after long term sick leave. Now I have set some new goals for myself including staying fit and healthy. I also introduce my new project to my readers.

  • A Weekend in the Lamington National Park

    Exploring the Beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland My husband had two weeks off recently due to an infected cat bite on his thumb.  We had some time on our hands and, because we hadn’t been away since last March, we decided to make the most of it.  Luckily we live in one of the most beautiful […]

  • A Very Special Birthday Celebration

    Celebrating a long life with joy My father-in-law turned 90 years old last week. I would like to share with you how we celebrated this special event in this post. It was a very special birthday celebration which almost didn’t happen because of sudden changes in travel restrictions. We were so lucky that the weekend […]

  • Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

    Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

    A Holiday At Home – Staycation I have previously written about making the most of your staycation and suggested ideas for having a holiday at home.  I wrote that blog post at the beginning of 2020, before lockdowns and social distancing were an everyday reality.  Already many people were changing their travel plans because of […]

  • A DIY High Tea For a Special Occasion

    A DIY High Tea is a great theme for a special occasion. For a birthday, hens’ night, fundraiser, girls’ night out, Mother’s Day, baby shower or family celebration. Everything you need to decorate it is easy to obtain from second hand shops and discount stores, which makes it budget friendly.

  • Mood Boosting Playlist for Midlifers

    My Spotify top 100 songs for 2020 was too good to not share it. These are the songs I listened to on repeat this year. Music boosted my mood during a challenging year.

  • A Positive Attitude Can Improve Your Quality of Life

    A positive attitude can improve your quality of life and contribute to longevity and improved health as you age.  A positive attitude to life has been shown by studies to increase your lifespan by 11 to 15%, and increase your odds of living to 85 years or more.  Other benefits of optimism include stress reduction, […]

  • The Best Anti-aging Skin Care Products

    I recommend these to be the best anti-aging skin care products based on my own experience. The products I use contain the ingredients that are known to assist in the anti-aging process. These products are suitable for sensitive and allergy prone skin.