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Australia, blogging

Security

Germaine Greer is a legend in her own time, a leading feminist in the 'burn the bra,' era, yet Germaine has something to say about security. "Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life." - Germaine Greer If we think about those words, to live… Continue reading Security

Australia, blogging

How is Australia like Europe?

Often time in comments with other bloggers, we compare our lives in various parts of the world. People approaching retirement seek a lifestyle change. Country folks who have farmed all their lives will often move to the city whilst city dwellers move to the beach or a quiet country areas. In selecting where we live… Continue reading How is Australia like Europe?

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blogging, Community

What Pisses You Off?

I recently volunteered to assist an animal rescue group. I am retired so would like to contribute more to community not-for-profit organizations. This group have a private messenger chat so that they can access volunteers quickly when someone has called in an injured animal. I put my hand up and I wanted to help. I… Continue reading What Pisses You Off?

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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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Getting Old

It happened quite suddenly. The feeling that the Moth, (Man of the House), and I are becoming a bit.... old. I shouldn't be surprised, as this feeling isn't really that new. I first felt like this, when I turned thirty years old. How silly was I then? But of course, 30-year-olds don't always have any… Continue reading Getting Old

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Community

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

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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Community

Blue Skies – About Me

Lorelle is relatively new to the WordPress world, and in support of her, I have decided to accept the nomination to participate in the Blue sky challenge. Now, I hear that slight, almost inaudible inward groan, from the seasoned wordpress veterans, who have completed many such awards/challenges. However, it is my belief that the WordPress… Continue reading Blue Skies – About Me