Why we need to be selfish – Sometimes

I know, we have all been taught to think of others and not to be selfish. Well I think it is time for someone to say that it is okay to be selfish SOMETIMES, and that person is me! Before you start jumping up and down and saying we need to be selfless and think of others – I totally agree!

Tattoos Are No Longer Taboo

I can remember growing up in the 50’s in Australia and tattoos were rather taboo.  They were mainly worn by men who were sailors or wharfies or “rough’ types and if women had them then they were considered ‘loose’. How times have changed and now it is almost the ‘norm’ to have one, several or your whole body covered in… Read more »

Sizzling Towards Sixty Weekly Update #3

  Well after a few gremlins last week, I finally managed to get the second newsletter out with the links working.  Technology!!! This week I celebrated my husband’s birthday with a lovely lunch overlooking the beautiful Brisbane River.  As it was Mother’s Day on Sunday, I ran in the annual Mother’s Day with my daughter, Rachel. The run is for… Read more »

Wednesday’s Wisdom #16

Hello everyone and welcome to another Wednesday’s Wisdom.  The weeks fly!  This week we celebrated Mother’s Day and I marked the occasion running the 8km Mother’s Day Classic with my beautiful daughter, Rachel.  We are both mothers (her second year) and the run is in aid of Breast Cancer.  We run for my Mum and her Nan, who was taken… Read more »

Liebster Award – I was Nominated!

Liebster Award – I was Nominated! WOW!!! AND DOUBLE WOW!!  That was my reaction when the lovely Kathleen from ‘Lifestyle Building Blocks’  nominated me for this encouraging award – the Liebster Award.  Kathleen has been a wonderful support to me providing generous and helpful information during my first few months as a blogger.  Her Friday Blog Booster Party Link Up has provided… Read more »

Anything Goes #4

It’s that time again…it’s Monday and Anything Goes! That’s right party friends you can link up any family friendly post! Have a post you want to give more reach? Need some comments or shares? Want one close to going viral takeoff? Now is the time to link it up! We comment and pin and share EVERY link you leave! So… Read more »

Our Terracotta Warriors Experience

If you a planning a visit to China then Xi’an is a must for your itinerary.  This is the home of the famous Terracotta Warriors. This was a highlight and an expensive treat given our time constraints, however I could not go to China and not see this amazing place.  I had asked others who had visited and they agreed it… Read more »

Want to kick start your day? Drink Lemon Water

Kickstart your day with lemon in water

It seems at the moment everywhere we turn, lemon in warm water is being promoted.  I have actually heard about this years ago however have never tried it.  Our personal trainer, recently suggested that a glass of lemon juice in warm water first up each morning can do wonders.  She advised drinking it and then waiting say 15 minutes before… Read more »

5 Top Health Checks for Men

Why is it that men are reluctant to make regular medical checkups a priority in their life?  Is it an ego thing? – “I’m fit, healthy and strong, I don’t need to go to the doctor”. Or maybe women’s health issues are much more publicized and focused on. Whatever the reason, regular health checks – apart from the normal visit… Read more »

Sizzling Towards Sixty Weekly Update #2

Welcome to Sizzling Towards Sixty Weekly Update #2 Another hectic week!  I hope you enjoyed my first newsletter last week and would love some feedback This week I was busy making a birthday cake for my grandson’s first birthday party. The result was pretty satisfying.  His birthday party was a nautical theme so I made a Sail Boat Cake.

Wednesday’s Wisdom #15

Wednesday’s Wisdom #15 time which I am very happy to be co-hosting so a huge welcome to everyone!.  This week has been hectic with celebrating my gorgeous grandson’s first birthday.  His party was a nautical theme so I made him a Sailing Boat Cake. On Sunday, it is Mother’s Day, a time to make Mum feel special.  Unfortunately, like a… Read more »