Have you ever found yourself in a situation you swore you wouldn’t be revisiting any time soon? Almost two years ago we said a very sad and final farewell to a special member of our family, Bubbles, our 12 year old Maltese Terrier. He was our baby and held a … read more

Where are all the single over 60s? [Sex After Sixty]

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There are times when we all need others even if only for companionship and support. If you are alone these days without a partner you would be aware just how difficult it is to meet suitable single people, especially for women. Once again it seems easier for the men to … read more

Mitch Fifield explains how the government plan to combat loneliness in older Australians…


You asked Senator Fifield, “Financial issues of getting older aside, the biggest issues our seniors face is loneliness after they give up work, and loneliness leads to so many physical and mental health issues. How can the government help overcome this and give seniors ways to belong to the community?” … read more


So you want to write a book…

When people learn that I’m a (mainly) non-fiction writer, they sometimes say, ‘I don’t know how you write a book. I wouldn’t know where to start.’  So today, I want to walk those of you who might have thought you might have a book in you through where you might … read more


Carbs? Low carbs? No carbs? [Dieting After Sixty]

Perhaps Easter time is not the time to write about carbohydrates especially when some of you may have overindulged with yummy hot cross buns and chocolate over this holiday period. My wonderful daughter-in-law gave me a parcel of magazines for Easter this year knowing that I’m an ‘all or nothing’ … read more

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Senator Fifield on what the government plans for self managed retirees…

You asked Senator Fifield, “Those of us self-managed retirees don’t ask for much. We’ve worked, saved, paid tax and now we want to draw on our super and enjoy our retirement without interference. We haven’t got our hand out, but we’re nervous the government might change the super rules and … read more

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The most honest story you will ever read…

“A whopping 41% of people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming have attempted suicide sometime in their lives, nearly nine times the national average, according to a sweeping survey released three years ago.” (Los Angeles Times. January 2012) I hope that by writing a brief passage about myself that I can … read more


Kumar’s kitchen garden scrapbook

I’ve decided to keep a diary of what is growing, what I have sown, and what I have harvested from my three patches of produce, and what I have cooked with these pickings.  I am not going to be disciplined and write daily, but rather like my patches these will … read more

Senator Fifield explains why we haven’t heard of him yet…

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You asked Senator Fifield, “We haven’t heard of you… If you are our government... read more

It’s time to find your watermelon…


This is a story of chat by emoticon and innuendo… Recently I commented on... read more

Easter? Chocolate time!


Easter, what does it mean to you? If you have faith it means a... read more

In our family, the adults exaggerate more than the kids!


We’re sharing leech stories round the table. My daughter-in-law Claudia starts it. “I heard... read more

Senator Fifield: How the government is supporting baby boomers in the workforce…


  You asked Senator Fifield, “Most of us have worked since we were 17... read more

Senator Fifield: Seniors are the pillars of Australian community…


You asked Senator Fifield, “Where is the government support to highlight that older people... read more

My love hate relationship with Easter

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It’s that time of the year again when everywhere you look there’s chocolate in... read more

Ahhhh… politicians!

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To be frank ya gotta love Aussie Pollies and their love for an opportunity.... read more

Senator Fifield: We’re financially assisting seniors in all sorts of ways…


    You asked Senator Fifield, “The pension is barely enough to live on.... read more

Too much reality


When we watched movies and TV in the past, we were transported to another... read more

When the axe falls, it falls on women too


Two of my friends lost their jobs recently, both women in their early 60s.... read more

Senator Fifield on how the government are looking after for over 60s in our communities…

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    You asked Senator Fifield, “We are concerned that the government doesn’t prioritise... read more

Could intimacy help to keep the years at bay? [Sex After Sixty]

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A couple of months ago an elderly couple was spotted having sex in their... read more

I did this one thing and it changed my life…


I’ve just started using hearing aids, courtesy of the Australian Government.  My life has... read more

Your knees and feet have some weighty issues [Dieting After Sixty]


I see many people who are overweight and obese walking around seemingly in pain... read more

“Say cheeeeeeese!”


I love my digital camera.Years ago I started taking pictures with a Kodak Instamatic... read more

Addiction: It’s not just for the bad drugs


Valium, (just one of many benzodiazepam’s) or Diazepam is used millions of people throughout... read more

Has the adventure in hobbies gone?


Have you noticed how many places now cater for the many hobbies people (especially... read more

I know the feeling of losing your child all too well…


At the time of writing this, I had just heard about  the little girl... read more

Alex Perry, you have let us down again…

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Alex Perry you have let us down again! OK so you apologised and said... read more

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Three awesome ways to use left over Easter eggs!

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In my household, we always have an incredibly surplus of Easter eggs left over after every Easter. We slowly make our way through them over the coming months only to become a little bit sick of chocolate! But, don’t let this happen to you this year, because we’ve found four … read more

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Four royal looks that can work for you [Style with Siobhan]

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  With all of the excitement of the Duke & Duchess’ tour of Australia, it got me thinking about the Royal’s style and their impact on all of us. The ‘Kate Effect’ as it is now known, has women the world over trying to emulate the Duchess’ gorgeous style. This … read more

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Just like Frank…


A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, “Perfect timing, you’re just like Frank.” Passenger: “Who?” Cabbie: “Frank Feldman… he’s a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you … read more