Travel Friendly Shoes Made For Walking and A Giveaway!

Sponsored Post. When I was 17 I can remember saying to my Mum, "I never want to go on a boat or a plane and I never want to leave Devon." Eleven international relocations, and over 20 countries later ( even though these days I spend a lot of time at the computer) I've had to eat those words … [Read More...]

10 Tips for Everyday Style

  I'm a great one for dishing out advice and then not sticking to it. Especially as I'm writing this sitting at my computer on a stinking hot day in Perth dressed only in a black and pink sarong. I said to Dave over a glass of champagne as we sat watching black swans on the lake only … [Read More...]

How to Age Fabulously (in a mindful way)

"I'm not sure I want to go," I wailed when a show at the Fringe Festival was touted as the venue for a Friday date night a few years back. "Isn't it a bit seedy? Rompy burlesque, dodgy comedians and all that. Ugh it kind of makes me cringe in my seat, I'd rather spend money on doing something … [Read More...]

Lifestyle Fifty Survey Results Made me Cry (with relief)

I have a love-hate relationship with polls. Generally they pop up online when I'm at my busiest and I really don't want to complete them. But then I often feel a loyalty to the person who's asked me to answer a few questions, because I know my small input will probably help them direct their … [Read More...]

Where to stay in Ubud, Bali. 5 Fabulous Accommodation Picks.

Living only a hop skip and a jump away from Bali, means that it’s quick and easy to get to from Western Australia. It's a bit like going to Western Europe from the UK, just more tropical ;) Three and a half hours on a plane and we’re in a magical, and quite different climate and culture … [Read More...]

How to cope with the not so empty nest syndrome

  Not so long ago I was writing heart wrenching posts about our nest being empty (Some tips for survival), and how awful it felt; like the end of the world had come at worst, or at best it felt as if I was missing a vital part, like a limb. I’d wander in and out of empty rooms which … [Read More...]

Merry Christmas from My Little Corner of the World

Merry Christmas Everyone! How amazing that I'm yodelling best wishes across the internets, when it seems just like yesterday that I was doing the same last year. It's true when we are younger with tiny kids or new careers the days might seem long, but the years are short. Now the days are short … [Read More...]

What to Wear to New Year Parties and Festive Shenanigans

I wonder how many of you will receive Gift Vouchers or perhaps money for Christmas? I'm so lucky that my Mum always puts a little something into my account for Christmas, and if I'm not careful I spend it on groceries, which is not really the point. She wants me to spend it on something personal, … [Read More...]

5 Tips for Healthy Eating over Christmas

It's hard not to overindulge over the festive season, and a lot of us will head into the new year vowing to lose the extra kilos we've put on. Studies show that on average Australians gain somewhere between 0.8 - 1.5 kg over the Christmas period. If you're anything like me, come January 1st, I'm … [Read More...]

What to buy the man who has everything

I don't know about you, but I always struggle to buy my hubby presents. It's not that I don't know what he likes, I do, but I also know that he always will always say to me when asked : "I'm the man who has everything, I don't need anything." Of course he doesn't have everything, far from it. … [Read More...]

How To Make Your Travel Diary More Interesting

Hands up if you sometimes keep a travel diary on your trips? I think lots of us do, because we want to remember those great moments when we're in a different place and experiencing something new. But hands up, too, if you find your travel diary SO boring when you reread it later on? Sadly, I … [Read More...]

Two Fabulous Lunch Recipes for Christmas

In Australia we often have a salad lunch on Christmas day because the weather is generally very hot. We'll probably be sitting around in swimsuits and sarongs, or if we're lucky a new floaty summer frock! We might accompany barbecued prawns and cold meats with delicious fresh salads using … [Read More...]

Healthy food swaps over Christmas

Leading Naturopath Karina Francois believes that making a permanent change to our health doesn't come with a fancy name or a celebrity endorsement, it comes down to clean eating and a change of mindset. Exactly in keeping with the Lifestyle Fifty mantra :) Healthy Food Swaps to save you … [Read More...]

5 Brilliant Gift Ideas for Baby Boomers

When it comes to this time of year my totally dis-organised self goes: "Waah, what am I going to buy everyone for Christmas," and I hit an immediate blank. Which means that I'm always happy when other people come up with new and different ideas to help guide my present buying. When Jacqueline … [Read More...]

5 Ways to Look 5 Years Younger Than You Really Are

Hands up who'd like to look a little bit younger? I don't mean 20 years younger, man that would just be unnatural, and I don't know about you, but I'm far too squeamish to go under the knife. If you're anything like me, you want to preserve what you've got, for as long as you can (and if that … [Read More...]

Sponsored Video : Do You Have The Right Look?

Sponsored Post via APIA. Whether we like it or not there is, and always has been, a stigma attached to growing old, especially around aging on the outside and the way we look. In a youth-centric society, many people are dismissive of grey hair and wrinkles, and I'm not saying this is … [Read More...]

Bohemian Rhapsody … 5 Boho Style Tips

Hands up who loved Queen's, Bohemian Rhapsody?  Haha! Cue for a song ... "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? ..." Oh gosh I did, I mean I knew all the words once upon a time. And this song is a great road trip pleaser, isn't it? "Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the … [Read More...]

When do you put up your Christmas Tree?

Woo Hoo, Christmas has arrived in these parts. Last night, dot on the 1st December we put up the Christmas Tree, and glory be there was no "Oh for crying in a bucket" type outbursts because All Of The Lights Worked! For us, the 1st December is the date we drag the tree out of its cobwebby storage … [Read More...]

Why the Australian bush is good for your soul. A Sneaky Peak into My Little Corner of the World.

One of the things I love about being a blogger is that I get to go to some really interesting places and then write about them. Not only that, it's often to do things which are a little on the wildside in out of the way places, where I can get close to wildlife, enjoy the Australian bush and … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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...]