wardrobe basics

The Wise Woman’s No Fuss Wardrobe Basics

Now I'm not the oracle when it comes to wardrobe planning and style tips, and heaven knows I have some disastrous pieces lurking in the depths of my wardrobe, but the older I get the more I realise how important it is to have the wardrobe basics covered. Once they're in place, it really doesn't … [Read More...]

versatile travel shoes

The Most Versatile Travel Shoes I’ve Ever Owned

What if I suggested that it really is possible to take just one pair of shoes with you on an energetic trip abroad? 'Not possible!' I hear all you shoe fanatics volley back at me! Okay, okay I agree, because I'll always pack more than one pair of shoes, if for no other reason, than I can and … [Read More...]

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A Peak into My Perth Lifestyle

It's a funny old world isn't it? As an expat I've embraced social media and blogging as a way to keep in touch with friends and family who are scattered all around the globe. I've renewed old friendships and made new ones, and kept in touch with loved ones. The downside is that I don't write … [Read More...]

Michelle Bridges tips for health and fitness

Michelle Bridges Health and Fitness Tips for Looking and Feeling Great

It's not everyday that you get to meet one of the most famous health and fitness gurus in Australia, but recently, at the Perth Fitness Expo I had the chance to sidle up to the gorgeous Michelle Bridges. I'd been watching her give a fitness presentation and afterwards I asked if she'd be kind … [Read More...]

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Everyday Style ideas for Frocktober

Vintage, retro, modern, hip, hippy, boho, maxi, midi, mini, floral, striped, and the list goes on. Gotta love the variety of frocks available to a girl. Sometimes I'm really glad I'm not a man, although I can still hear my Grandmother saying, "In my next life I want to come back a man," as she … [Read More...]

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Why Owning a Dog can be Good For You. Make Mine a Cocker Spaniel!

Sponsored Post by Bupa. One of the things I’ve noticed about growing older is that it’s increasingly easy to become hermit-like. Sometimes this is quite appealing, given that I’m an introvert by nature, but on the other hand I know that too much hermit-like status is definitely not good … [Read More...]

Honey soy salmon and pear and chilli salad

Honey Soy Salmon with Pear and Chilli Salad (Low calorie fish recipe)

Anyway, here's the thing. We're on a bit of a cut-back-on-all-the-treats-diet after way too much indulgence in England and Malaysia recently. Clotted cream, cider, puddings, and then lots of scrummy Asian food in Kuala Lumpur. So I've been experimenting, like you do, with some new recipes to kick … [Read More...]

back to the future predictions

Back to the Future Predictions – A Reality or Not?

Today is the day Doc Brown sent Marty McFly Back to the Future. I'm not sure how old you were when the 1989 cult classic, Back to the Future Part II first screened, when Marty McFly screeched into 2015 in a time travelling car on this exact date. Eep! I was 31 and had just given birth to my … [Read More...]

Best Travel Shoes and How to Choose Them Lifestyle Fifty

Best travel shoes and how to choose them

If you're anything like me then picking out the right shoes for travelling can be a bit of a nightmare because I like shoes for every occasion. So I decided to rein myself in for our recent trip to England and Kuala Lumpur and get some expert advice about the best travel shoes and how to choose … [Read More...]

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 31st 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...]

inexpensive designer labels

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...]

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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...]

what to pack for a coach tour

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...]