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

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

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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

The most honest story you will ever read…

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“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

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

You asked Senator Fifield, “We haven’t heard of you… If you are our government representative, what are you doing for us and how can it be of quality when we didn’t know you or your role existed?” And Senator Fifield Answered…   I was appointed as the Assistant Minister for … read more


It’s time to find your watermelon…

This is a story of chat by emoticon and innuendo… Recently I commented on an article on this site. The article was about losing ones libido. The comment I made was that I had not lost mine, but was finding it difficult to meet a male over 60 who hadn’t lost … read more


Easter? Chocolate time!

Easter, what does it mean to you? If you have faith it means a special church service, the sadness for Good Friday, and the joy of Easter Sunday. Yet in the world we inhabit, you could be forgiven if you thought Easter was just a chocolate eating slice of heaven. … 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 of someone who got a leech up his nose. He pulled it out, but it wouldn’t stop bleeding. They had to take him to Emergency.” “There was a bloke camping with us in the bush who … 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

You can barter for skills and education online!

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I read about Shareshop ( in our local paper and was immediately drawn to... read more

Take a cube of Reckitt’s blue…

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Sometimes we look back with nostalgia at a more leisured past, when women filled... read more

Your place or mine? [Sex after sixty]


Nowadays for many varied reasons many of us older singles are not prepared to... read more

Easter in a small, country town


For many small, country towns Easter is one of the most important weekends of... read more

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Back to school easter treat for the grandkids: Hot cross bun cookies

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Have you had enough hot cross buns but want to keep up the festive Easter spirit? These hot cross bun cookies are perfect then! Make them for the grandkids as a back to school treat! Ingredients 200g softened butter 100g light brown sugar 1 large free range egg 250g plain … read more

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Travelling in style


Last week I had a request from the Starts at Sixty community to do a style column on some some sensible, lightweight clothes that are suitable for travelling. Particularly for long journeys overseas in the warmer months. So here are our best pics for practical summer travel overseas: We’d love … read more

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The wall of clocks…


A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, “What are all those clocks?” St. Peter answered, “Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you … read more