Quotation marks – do they matter? I recently attended a meeting of writers where there was an animated discussion about quotation marks. Those little 6s and 9s that we used to call inverted commas in English classes. The debate was about when to use single (‘N’) or double quotation marks (“N”) to signify that people… Read More A matter of style: what ever happened to quotation marks?
Oh what a year ….… Read More 2018 creative highlight
Last year, I interviewed two classic women, Cherie and Lisa, who shared their experiences of transitioning to retirement. Travel is an important aspect of retirement to both Lisa and Cherie. Both ladies and their life partners are keen travellers. I remember Cherie taking Spanish lessons prior to their last trip to South America. Probably… Read More Travel tips – how to save money when travelling
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
Non-surgical solutions for our ageing faces Have you noticed the increase of advertisements for non-surgical body improvements? I turned on a morning TV show recently – trying to get an update on a recent overseas disaster – and I encountered a segment where three women were perched on stools. Two of them had already had… Read More What is non-surgical surgery?
How should I monetise my blog and still please my readers? I have been posting to my blog for around a year. I love writing, and I especially love to research information before writing my blogs. Those of you who follow me know I have an interest in writing, editing, books, people, health, gardening, learning… Read More Ways to monetise my blog and satisfy my readers
Classic book group I belong to a book group – no, not a book club. We are a group . We came together based on our love of reading which became evident around the release of the Harry Potter books. Such shared joy led to a regular coming together to rave about Harry and other… Read More Classic women – classic books
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?