Coffee Catch Up Time

February 15, 2021

COFFEE CATCH UP TIME Take a seat and grab a tea or coffee and one of my virtual scones with jam and cream.  So how are you?  No, how are you really?!  So often we automatically say “Good thanks, how are you?”, but are we really good?  Why don’t we answer that question more honestly? If you were to ask me ‘how are you?’, and I were to answer honestly, I’d say that I’m well but I’ve felt a little…

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21 Quick Ideas to Find Calm in 2021

GEM OF ZEN #36 Today I welcome Natalie from Natalie the Explorer as my first GOZ guest post for 2021!  I’ve known Natalie in the online world for quite some time now as we both link up with some of the same link up…

February 8, 2021


WHAT IS CREATIVITY? “Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something somehow new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible or a physical object.” “Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.” “Creativity is the act of…

February 4, 2021

Completing the Stress Cycle

GEM OF ZEN #35 Hello and welcome to the 35th GOZ in our treasure chest and the very first for 2021. I’ve decided to write this one myself, but as I mentioned last week, it is open for guest posts! ⇐ All details on…

February 1, 2021

Gems of Zen

Zen Tip Tuesday In January 2019 I kicked off a little idea I had on the blog called Zen Tip Tuesday – a new guest post series that I too contributed a few posts to whenever an appropriate idea came to me. Contributed posts…

January 25, 2021
15 Minutes of Fame

My 15 minutes of fame

I’m a pretty ordinary person. I’m a middle-aged Mum, quiet, introverted, I’m no entrepreneur, and I don’t excel at any one particular thing. I’m not a model, an author, a journalist, or a celebrity of any kind. I’m kind of a Jill of many…

January 21, 2021

Mount Tamborine

Some call it Mount Tamborine (like me) and others call it Tamborine Mountain. Doesn’t really matter which you call it but I can tell you one thing … it is a really lovely place to go for a day trip from Brisbane and also…

January 18, 2021

Hello 2021

Hello everyone, and hello to 2021! Happy New Year and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are safe and well. I’ve enjoyed my little break from the blog. 2020 was a lot to take on board so to lighten the load for…

January 11, 2021

Taking Stock – December 2020

It’s time for my quarterly Taking Stock – December 2020 post, the final Taking Stock post for the year and the final post for 2020.  Here’s where you can see the other three – March 2020, June 2020, and September 2020, and if you’re…

December 17, 2020
Xmas cat

Shopping, Summer & Christmas spirit!

Shopping Centres It’s nearly Christmas! How’s your Christmas shopping going? I don’t like shopping centres much anymore. Even before Covid I didn’t like them, but with Covid in our lives, more-so now. It’s the wrangling for a carpark, the crowds, the noise, and when…

December 10, 2020
xmas gift ideas for men

Xmas gift ideas for the men in your life

  This is a sponsored post for RedBalloon I don’t know about you, but I find men so much more difficult to buy for than women.  There’s only so many shirts, socks, undies, alcohol, and books one can buy a fellow!   But there is…

November 30, 2020
The Humble Egg

The Humble Egg

Midlife lifestyle changes As women in midlife we find ourselves needing to make some changes to our lifestyle to accommodate our changing bodies, minds. and therefore, needs.  Menopausal hormonal shifts mean we are more susceptible to stress, anxiety, and weight gain.  To help keep…

November 26, 2020