Mother’s Day – A Letter to my Mum

  With this year’s Mother’s Day approaching, I thought I would write a letter to my Mum and dedicate this post to her.  So much has happened in the last 29 years since I saw her. Some things she would be happy about and other things in my life she would probably be disappointed about.  However the one thing that… Read more »

Anzac Day – The Daughters of Mars

  With Anzac Day approaching we celebrate and remember those who have fought in all wars to protect our country Australia. As it is the 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli there is much more focus on 25th April this year.  I would like to review a great book by Thomas Keneally.  It is called ‘The Daughters of Mars’. Set in 1915… Read more »

Sail Away – The Pros and Cons of Cruising

pros and cons of cruising

How does being waited on 24/7 sound to you? Why not Sail Away and enjoy a cruise?  Before you do I’ll give you the low down on the Pros and Cons of Cruising. I always thought that people who took cruise holidays fell into two categories. Firstly, living in Australia, I thought it was for young people to cruise the… Read more »

Chocaholics Rejoice – Its Okay to Eat Chocolate!

Chocaholics rejoice! Hands up who indulged (or overindulged) in Chocolate over the Easter break.  Come on, don’t hide it, we probably all ate at least one (or more) easter eggs or chocolate bunnies over the holidays. If you did, then I have some good news for you.

I’m a Yoga Convert!

When I think of yoga, I think of incense burning, vegetarians, people who run away to India, chanting ‘Ommmmm” – a little weird, whacky and airy fairy types of things.  I also can’t clear my mind for 5 seconds let alone meditate so have resisted many invitations from my ‘Saturday Sister’, running friend to attend a yoga class. I finally… Read more »

Staycation – How to Have a Holiday at Home

Holiday At Home

The holidays are approaching or you just need a break away, however the budget is not looking healthy enough to take a vacation.  Why not take a Staycation and Holiday at Home?  Do we really know the city that we live in?  I’m sure most of us are guilty of always travelling away from our home town for our vacations…. Read more »

10 Steps to Finding Happiness In Your Life

  HAPPINESS – WHAT IS IT? It is International Day of Happiness and it started me thinking about Happiness and what it means to me. While researching ‘happiness’ I came across this website, World Happiness Forum totally devoted to happiness. It has some great reading and I would highly recommend you taking a look – it might even get those happy… Read more »

Evening Class – Be Inspired to Learn A Language

Maeve Binchy

As it was St Patrick’s Day this week I thought our Book review should be one written by an Irish author. I have selected Maeve Binchy.  Unfortunately, she passed away recently however her books are still very popular.

The Power of Determination

 Welcome to Number 4 in my Series of Blogs About Inspirational people in my life.   Determination can achieve so much.  Once we make the commitment and find the determination to carry it through we can achieve anything we put our minds to. In this article we meet Toni Pike who has an inspiring story about her battle and success with weight… Read more »

6 Steps to Starting an Exercise Program Today

Start Your exercise program today in 6 easy steps

  So you have thought about exercising and becoming fitter but haven’t been able to make it happen? We have all been there and my 6 Steps to Starting an Exercise Program will hopefully give you some direction and motivation to get off the couch and move. “I’m too old”, “I’m not fit”, “I’ll start tomorrow”, “I’m no good at… Read more »

Tips to Help Strengthen Your Back & Ease the Pain

If you suffer from back pain, like I do, you will know how limiting it can be. We live in a world of convenience – we have a remote to save us getting up to change the TV station, we take the elevator instead of stairs, we drive or catch public transport instead of walking. Not to mention, sitting for… Read more »