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Australia, blogging

A Very Warm Christmas in Australia

It was almost a perfect summer's day. That interlude of lazy days between Christmas and New Year. The waves gently caressing the shore and the tourists out on stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or paddle boats. The number of pink inflatable ponies bobbing around in the water adorned with small children, an indication of what was on… Continue reading A Very Warm Christmas in Australia

Coolangatta Australia
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Friendly Friday – Anniversaries

September seems to be the month for it. Wedding anniversaries, Relationship anniversaries, work anniversaries and special occasions. I suppose I shouldn't be all that surprised. September is Spring in this part of the world and for those that dislike winter and cool mornings, it is cause for celebration when the earth turns towards the sun… Continue reading Friendly Friday – Anniversaries

boardwalk at the beach
Mental Health

Retiring to a Seachange

I’m ‘pulling up stumps,’ I declared. I was announcing to friends that I was to leave my inner-city lifestyle and was moving to a Home by the Sea. A Seachange is the correct word, I believe. "What. Why?" was the plaintive responses from colleagues and friends. "Why move further out? That's a long commute." Especially… Continue reading Retiring to a Seachange

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A Seachange

A Home by the Sea

How does one handle change?

Change might be disruptive and jolting, a shock to the system but it also heralds new possibilities and opportunities.

I will soon be moving to a new location. A new house, new area, new neighbours. It is exciting but a little daunting.

Some of you know that we have been prepping for this move for over a year and soon it will become reality. Add to that, I will be semi-retired- whatever that means?

Have you some moving tips for me? Last year when I moved to my current townhouse, I become stressed out and exhausted. I used to be an ace at moving house, when I was in my twenties and moving flats every year or so.

Thirty years on, I am older and need some tips on making it less stressful.

I would love to hear your suggestions.

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Australia

My New Blog – Seachange.home.blog

As some of you may know, I am preparing for the next stage of my life. Retirement from work. It is a few years off yet, however I do like to be prepared. To this end, we are building a future home at the beach. A new home means a new blog called A Home… Continue reading My New Blog – Seachange.home.blog

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Ebb and Flow

Positive and Negative in the River Nid in Trondheim Everyone is welcome to join in the Friendly Friday Photography challenge. This challenge is alternately hosted each Friday by the bloggers: Amanda from Something to Ponder About , Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere and also helping Snow out here and there, Manja from Manja Mexi… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Ebb and Flow

Australia, Community

The Downside to Hipster Living

Some people know I'm preparing for a seachange; I'm 'pulling up stumps,' as they say, in the suburbs, and have already moved, in the interim, to a trendy townhouse in the inner city's dress circle. What is it like, you might ask? Think Gourmet ice cream and Vegan eateries, Sushi Trains on many a corner,… Continue reading The Downside to Hipster Living

Architecture, Australia

We have the Go Ahead

We have been waiting for the local authorities to approve the building of our retirement home by the sea. We didn't want to have any issues with the approvals. So:- We researched, we planned. We read. We asked Questions. Plans were drawn. Colour selections made. After changing my mind a hundred times adding and deleting… Continue reading We have the Go Ahead

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Monday walk -Boreen Point Foreshore

It has been some time since I have been walking with Jo and I am delighted to be able to join in again! Yesterday, despite the oppressive humidity and the summer heat, we visited Boreen Point, situated on the shores of the largest lake in the super hip Noosa Region of Queensland, the Sunshine State… Continue reading Monday walk -Boreen Point Foreshore