Oh what a year ….… Read More 2018 creative highlight
Beyond deep water running Last year, I retired from full time work and started to exercise. Back in August, I shared my new deep water running adventures at the Palm Beach Aquatic Centre. I continue to “tread water” every Tuesday morning. I love the workout and feel very virtuous that I have braved the pool… Read More Exercise – beyond deep water running
February 2018 – back again! I have updated the blog with some corrections derived from a recent course in family history (look for cherry red text). In July, I wrote about my own transition to retirement and the associated challenges I faced when I left the “me” defined by work to become the new me.… Read More Mortality, legacy and family history – UPDATED
Nouveau retiree – in deep water! I have been retired from my paid job for three weeks. I thought I’d share some of my adventures with you and also some links to free and low-cost activities. Palm Beach Aquatic Centre On Tuesdays (and if I wished, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), I attend the Palm… Read More Deep water running, anyone?
Last week, we looked at the term ‘meme‘. This week, we will unravel ‘yarn bombing’ (pun intended!) What is yarn bombing? A Very Modern Dictionary defines yarn bombing as: A form of street art that uses knitted or crocheted yarn to decorate public spaces (rather than paint for instance). A distinctly hipster phenomenon that started to… Read More I wonder what ‘yarn bombing’ means?
The Impossibility of Downsizing by guest blogger, Cherie Bombell Downsizing. A wretched word. It’s like fitting an acre of wheat into a breadbox; days of grinding down, sifting and getting rid of the chaff yet it will never fit into the breadbox. Diminishing a five-bedroom home into a two-bedroom apartment, if one possesses a soul,… Read More The Impossibility of Downsizing
Picture a thought bubble, ‘I wonder what ‘sadiculous’ means?’ Have you ever listened to a conversation and realised you don’t understand what people are talking about? It can be awkward to interrupt and ask for an explanation. You don’t want to come across as ignorant or out of touch. But honestly, there are so many… Read More ‘A Very Modern Dictionary’ – demystifying modern language
The birth of the Classic Women blog A big thank you to the of you who have followed Classic Women over the past six months. In January 2017, I took a trial break from my paid job. I launched the blog, Classic Women. My qualification??? I love writing. I know about being a 50+ year old woman.… Read More The birth of Classic Women and my story (of transition to retirement)
The role parents and siblings play in helping family members to break the rental trap. What is the rental trap? It is getting increasingly difficult for young people to get into the property market. My sister and her family live in Sydney. They rent their home for $750 per week, or $39,000 per year. The… Read More How to help your kids break through the rental trap
Barb, Psychic Medium – final An amazing story of transition from public servant to psychic medium. Last week, I shared a fascinating story with you about Barb Meynell who, as a mature woman, realised she had gifts that would change her life. She tentatively started doing some readings while maintaining her full time public sector role. She… Read More Barb, Psychic Medium – read the next instalment of this exciting story