What age is elderly? What age is Mature?

Here's the thing. I was an expat wife and a stay at home mum for around 20 years. When the day came and our house was empty except for Dave and myself I felt completely at a loss. I also, overnight, felt quite a lot older. I spoke about the empty nest syndrome and all that it entails on radio the … [Read More...]

7 Top Tips for Cruise Clothes

I'll post the complete World Cruise packing list in a future post, but for the time being some of you have been asking me for tips about what to wear on a cruise and asking "How much, and what can you buy on a cruise to top up your wardrobe if necessary?" If you don't have to fly to your … [Read More...]

What’s it really like onboard a Princess Cruises ship?

How's your week going so far, Lifestylers, I hope you're busy in a good way, not trying to be perfect (you did get the newsletter on Friday, didn't you?), and enjoying being You, the very unique You that you are. We're already looking forward to the weekend and wondering what to plan and do. Have … [Read More...]

Help! Drunk Monkeys Are Running Around My Brain.

I'm having a bit of a 'bleugh' day today. I don't feel particularly well, and as a result everything seems that bit harder. So I'm having a bit of a moment, and telling myself to remember just "Go Smile", keep up the good fight, and be happy, like I was above. (That's Stuart McGunigall, Cruise … [Read More...]

Why I Love Ponte Pants and 5 Ways to Wear Them.

I'm still wearing my Ponte Pants because Spring has been slow to arrive in WA. But I'll probably go on wearing them at least until summer strikes with her iron-clad hand. I seriously love them. Since I returned from the world cruise they've been my go-to garment of choice because they're so … [Read More...]

7 Ways to Use Strawberries as part of your Health and Beauty Regime

Too often we complain about things going up up and up in price, but I don't know if it's the same where you live but strawberries are crazy inexpensive with us in Perth right now. Which means I keep on buying packs of them, and getting ever more inventive with them, and I'm going to end up looking … [Read More...]

How to Create a Perfect Party Cheeseboard

Sponsored Post. It was my daughter’s birthday at the weekend. She turned 25 years old.  My gosh, I was rummaging through old photos and dug out the one above of when she turned 6 and just had to post it! (Sorry Em!) Oh my - where did the time go? In days gone by, when she was small, her … [Read More...]

I’m on the Radio!

When I first started blogging, all I wanted to do was travel, then sit on a beach under an umbrella or in the bush under a shady tree, and write and write and write to entertain anyone who was generous enough to take the time to read my ramblings. Gradually I started including lifestyle … [Read More...]

Why a Walk in Nature is Good for You

Walk in Nature When we first arrived in Western Australia the State seemed so vast and the scenery so unknown to us that when a friend in Bunbury mentioned she'd been to see the tulips at Araluen Botanical Park near Perth, I thought how odd. In my ignorance, I associated mass plantings of … [Read More...]

What Life Skills can you gain from a Problogger Blogging Conference?

I missed the Problogger Conference in 2015. Not only did this blot my near copy book perfect attendance but it also gave me the biggest dose of FOMO I think I've ever experienced. (FOMO - The Fear of Missing Out). Nor was I able to purchase a "Virtual Ticket" which this year you can Here  if you'd … [Read More...]

Why Go On A Princess Cruises World Cruise?

As Sea Princess nosed her way into Sydney at dawn on 28th August 2016 I began to reflect on lots of things in a quasi philosophical way. As we get older it's all too easy to wrap ourselves in an invisible veil of diminished expectation, and comfortable boundaries tempered by the safety of … [Read More...]

104 Days, 25 Countries, 35 Destinations! Incredible World Cruise!

For all the individual stories about the amazing destinations we visited, plus tips and useful hints for cruising - please click HERE for the full Resource Page, where you'll find everything that I've written on cruising. I was a guest of Princess Cruises but all opinions are my own. … [Read More...]

What’s Your Favourite Cocktail?

One of the lovely things about being on a cruise is that after a hot day sightseeing you can come back on board, kick off your shoes, put on your sarong and enjoy a long cool cocktail as the ship leaves yet another beautiful destination. There’s no driving to worry about, no taxis to pay, no … [Read More...]

Skincare Tips for Ladies over 50 and More from the Lotus Spa

Skincare tips for Ladies over 50. My first experience of the Lotus Spa on Sea Princess was one of complete relaxation - I had a deep tissue massage which lasted 50 minutes. Usually I’m dragging my feet past the spa on the way to the gym for a much more intense workout, so to lie back and relax, … [Read More...]

Paradise Found in French Polynesia

As Sea Princess prepared to cruise out of Valparaiso in Chile we looked from our Stateroom Balcony over the city and just as we were waxing lyrical about the city, our neighbour popped his head around the balcony and said, “Fancy a beer?” and so we joined Kerry and Di for a sundowner next door as … [Read More...]

Fit, Fab and 50 Challenge Review

Sponsored Post.  What a week it’s been, not only have we visited Peru and Santiago on the cruise, but I’ve been paying attention to my bones - and I think (and hope) that many of you reading this will have also been involved too. Involved in what, I can hear some of you asking? The Healthy … [Read More...]

25 Tips to Keep Fit, Relax, and Come Back New

A Princess Cruises World Cruise offers a host of ways for you to keep fit, relax and help you to 'Come Back New'. At first I didn't believe how many things there would be to do on Sea Princess, thinking my days at sea might be spent around the pool with a good book, but now, almost near the end … [Read More...]

Style Tips and Confessions of a Personal Shopper

I met Jackie on the first leg of the Princess Round the World Cruise. Actually we were bobbing in the warm waters of the Arabian Sea when we first said “Hi” . We were on a Desert Safari and Wadi Tour in Oman. Jackie hails form Kent, in England. She’s married to Richard (they’ve just … [Read More...]

Dedicated Writers Reap Rewards

New to Bunbury in 2010 I was keen to connect with other writers, and one day in a cafe close to where we were living at the time I met Ingrid who introduced me to Glennys and we decided to start-up a writer’s group. The group grew quickly to include 12 of us, and back in 2010 we began talking … [Read More...]

How to take better holiday videos

We've been so lucky to meet many talented people on the Sea Princess World Cruise, and two of them include the ship's videographers Sophie and Waide, two film makers who are loving travelling the world and capturing the unique stories of each country we visit. They're always out and about … [Read More...]

World Cruise Highlights

What an amazing world cruise! Sea Princess has been sailing a 104-night global circumnavigation from Australia taking in 37 destinations in 25 countries over a distance of 28,709 nautical miles (the equivalent of 53,169 kilometres). The highlights have been too many to mention with visits to … [Read More...]

Loved our time in Paracas and Lima, Peru.

  Sea Princess made two ports of call in Peru, a country that encompasses the arid Pacific west coast to the towering peaks of The Andes and Amazonian rainforest, and both of these places had us wishing we could stay longer and explore more. Lima, Peru The port of Callao was our … [Read More...]