Giveaways for the month of Frocktober

Giveaways For The Month Of Frocktober

Hello Everyone, what an exciting post this is because I'm combining some fabulous Giveaways but in the aid of a great cause ... #Frocktober2015. Yep, it's Giveaways for the month of Frocktober right up until 25th October, 2015 - in support of cancer research. Some of you might have heard of … [Read More...]

what to wear to a wedding

What to wear to a Wedding

I'm off to a very important wedding, and I need your help Lifestylers to choose an outfit. But seeing as I have had a lot more experience in choosing the wrong things to wear to weddings, I'm going to rephrase What to Wear to a Wedding with What Not To Wear to a Wedding, in an attempt to remind … [Read More...]

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To grey or not to go grey, that is the question?

It's that time of life isn't it? The gray hairs are not just one or two anymore, but rather appearing in clumps of whirly-swirly-curly things that resemble wire wool. Well, mine do. And they tend to stick up. After a recent trip to the hairdressers to have my roots coloured again, which … [Read More...]

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Millers Seeing Me Project and How to Style One Look Three Ways.

  I was chatting to one of the lovely people at Millers the other day who was telling me that over the years, Millers have struggled to find mature models through the usual casting agencies. "We’ve always wondered why this age group are so under-represented. Particularly when we see so … [Read More...]

style tips

9 Super Style Tips for Staying Stylish over 50

I receive many emails from women over 50 who ask me for tips about what to wear for different occasions. While I'm always happy to help based on my own knowledge, I'm not a fashion expert, so I'm always delighted when the experts contact me with advice about styling from which I can learn … [Read More...]

Jersey Dresses

What’s so great about Jersey dresses?

I have of late become an advocate of Jersey dresses. I love them. They are easy to slip on, very comfortable and they feel great. I used to hate them. I thought they would cling to my lumps and bumps, accentuate the worst bits of me and make me look like a mutton dressed up as lamb. I also … [Read More...]

cancer awareness

Cancer Awareness – Let’s Fight Cancer

One of my blogging friends has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. My brother in law died way too young from pancreatic cancer. Most of us will have been touched by cancer in one way or another, and I think we all understand that cancer is a potential threat to anyone and can strike … [Read More...]

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Inexpensive Designer Labels or High Street Bargains?

Good Morning Lifestylers,I hope wherever you are in the world that you're waking up to a bright sunny morning. It's a beautiful morning in Perth with mist rising off the lake in front of me and a cloudless sky being warmed by sunshine. Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the opening of an … [Read More...]

how to prevent illness as you age

How to help prevent illness as you age

I can't believe that the last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year. Wow, that's the whole 'flower power' generation just about. It only seems yesterday that we were singing "She Loves you Yeah Yeah Yeah," wearing mini skirts and bell-bottom trousers and putting flowers in our hair. Did … [Read More...]

What's your style

What’s Your Style?

I've done quite a few bloggie interviews where I've been asked , "What's your Style?" To tell you the truth I always draw a bit of a blank because at heart I think I'm a bit of a chameleon and adapt my style to suit different occasions. But I suppose deep down personal style is driven more by … [Read More...]

how I make money blogging

How I make money blogging

A lot of folks ask me -  How on earth do you make money blogging? My immediate reaction is to say, "Well, I don't make very much," and I never really set out to make money from blogging. I just wanted to write  about things which I was interested in and which might be helpful to others. I … [Read More...]

best mediterranean cruise deals

How to find the best Mediterranean cruise deals

This post is brought to you by MSC Cruises. We're in the deepest darkest midst of winter in Western Australia. Well, I shouldn't complain because it's hardly frosty but that doesn't mean that we don't wish to be somewhere else on a grey rainy day. My son (who took the lovely photos in this … [Read More...]

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What to pack for a coach tour in New Zealand in Springtime

I had an email from a lovely reader the other day asking for tips on what to pack for a trip to New Zealand in Springtime. The 12 day trip would include an 8 day coach tour and the brief was that she would be doing quite a bit of walking around various places, so comfortable clothing was a … [Read More...]

what to wear for a long haul flight

What to wear for a long haul flight

Hands up who's jetting off on holiday? Oooh, lucky you. I'm sitting here looking out at a very grey wintery day in Perth. Or perhaps you're not jetting off on a plane but getting ready for a long car drive instead? The look I've put together today could just as easily serve it's purpose for … [Read More...]

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Love what you wear! Smart Clothing for a Lunch Date.

I was thinking the other day about how different it is buying clothes now that I'm in my 50's compared to when I was in my 20's. I don't mean from the point of view of body shape, because that has changed beyond recognition, but more from the view point of the expectations I have of my … [Read More...]

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Giveaway! Fitness and Health Expo Tickets to be Won.

Are you bored with your fitness routine? Lost a bit of your 'Mojo' during the winter months? Do you need a bit of help with training or diet advice? Hands up? Yes, that would be little old winter woolly me too. So I'm booked and heading off to the Fitness & Health Expo at the Perth … [Read More...]

Farewell Cilla Black

Farewell Cilla Black

In my very dark and distant youth when I was a rookie entertainment columnist in Jersey, I had the good fortune to interview Cilla Black. Today I woke to the sad news that she has died at the age of 72, which is too young in the general scheme of things, and in writing about her here, my deepest … [Read More...]


5 Signs that you or your partner have hearing loss

This post is brought to you by Connect Hearing and is a little bit more serious than you'll normally find on Lifestyle Fifty, but it's about a health issue that I believe is really relevant to our age group. So hands-up all those of you who went to listen to The Rolling Stones, Status Quo, The … [Read More...]


Bring Back The Milkman I say

I don't know about you, but I sometime long for the days when we'd hear the rattle of milk bottles at around 4.30am in the morning. Of course we wouldn't get up, we'd just blissfully turn over to sleep for another couple of hours knowing that it was only the milkman delivering fresh, creamy milk … [Read More...]


How to prepare for blogging conferences

Waah! I can't believe I'm not going to Problogger this year! If you're anything like me, every time you think of the Problogger   training event coming up soon on the Gold Coast then you'll be getting a touch of the butterflies. Who knew that a training event could be so eagerly anticipated … [Read More...]

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Dr Google, Optus Mobile, and are Landlines out of fashion?

Sponsored Post. Okay, so here's the thing. My mobile data is just about to go Waaaayyy over the limit for this month, and Dave is always telling me to 'Get off that darn phone.' Meanwhile I know that his phone data is rattling around zero. I know. I've checked. But seriously, I can't help … [Read More...]

10 tips for London, heathrow and beyond

Money saving tips for London, Heathrow and Beyond.

Just the very mention of the word London sends shivers of anticipation down my spine. The history, those tall ancient buildings, the razzmatazz, the bustle and Royalty. London's got excitement and interest in spades, but it can also be very expensive. Most of us going to London on holiday … [Read More...]