7 Signs you need a relaxing holiday

February 24, 2020
beach holiday

The last getaway or holiday I had was when I went to Cairns for a few days to visit my daughter in September 2019.  It was a break away but not exactly what I’d call a holiday. Since then I was sick for two months with pneumonia and I have fostered 3 litters of kittens (refer to Kitten Foster Files posts), along with all the other day to day responsibilities and stresses of life. I’m very much feeling the need…

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Brown Tabby Kitten

The Kitten Foster Files #5

WELCOME TO THE KITTEN FOSTER FILES #5 This post honours the memory of the gorgeous Archie pictured above.  It’s also a glimpse of the realities of fostering baby kittens. THE ‘A’ KITTIES On Sunday 2 February, I collected my 3rd foster litter.  I was…

February 21, 2020

Self Care Tips for when there’s ongoing traumatic news

2020 was full of so much promise.  A fresh new decade all sparkling clean and new! It has though, been rough so far.  Here in Australia there’s been the ongoing relentless drought, all the dreadful bushfires, now torrential rain and flooding (plus throw in…

February 13, 2020

The Kitten Foster Files #4

WELCOME TO THE KITTEN FOSTER FILES #4 Hi Kitten Lovers!  Well as predicted in The Kitten Foster Files #3, I no longer have Belle and Holly.  The day came where I had to drop them back to the RSPCA to be desexed and then…

January 31, 2020

I REMEMBER WHEN Romper Room’s Magic Mirror didn’t see me

Here’s a little trip down memory lane … right back to the early childhood years when life was so carefree and simple.  Did you used to watch Romper Room when you were a kid?  I believe it was Miss Patricia who hosted the show…

January 30, 2020
Woman in City with bubbles

Just Do It

This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson.  I will be sharing some of Pamela’s words…

January 23, 2020

The Kitten Foster Files #3

Hello there and welcome to THE KITTEN FOSTER FILES #3 On 28 November I announced that I was going to become a foster carer for kittens (and maybe puppies down the track – though I’m not so sure now that fostering puppies will work…

January 17, 2020
Wild Koala mother with baby, Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia

Hello 2020 – A new year and a new decade

Hello 2020 and hello everyone – I’m back!  This is my first post for 2020, and though I do hope that 2020 is a wonderful year for us all, the words ‘Happy New Year’ are not ones I can use to kick off the…

January 16, 2020
Merry Christmas

Taking Stock – December 2019 & Merry Christmas!

It’s time for Taking Stock again. This is my final quarterly Taking Stock post for 2019. You can read the other three at these links – Taking Stock – March 2019; Taking Stock – June 2019; and Taking Stock – September 2019.  Making:  soaked biscuit/kibble…

December 23, 2019

The Kitten Foster Files #2

At last my wait is over and I have my first foster kittens. I’m excited to introduce you to Foster Kittens Litter #1! Upon collection from the RSPCA at Wacol (on Sunday afternoon) I was told that Litter #1 were approximately 4 weeks of…

December 19, 2019
No. 1 sitting on a windowsill

One thing at a time

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #33 This week’s Zen Tip Tuesday (ZTT) is again written by myself!  This will be the last Gem of Zen for 2019, but ZTT will continue on an ad hoc basis in the new year and throughout 2020. If you would…

December 17, 2019
Mature lady having botox injection

Botox, Facelifts, Liposuction & Eye Baggage

This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson.  I will be sharing some of Pamela’s words…

December 12, 2019