his and her ideas on what to do with perhaps 30 years of retirement.....

We had lunch with friends yesterday who still run their very successful accounting practice.  The conversation soon came around to their impending retirement and of course what they will do will all that time.  Both are interesting & intelligent but like a lot of people they are struggling with what their ‘retirement’ will look like. Since we have been officially retired fo...

As circumstances would have it, we’ve been house-sitting for about 10 months now.  After a false move to the sea-side we’ve come back to family and all things familiar, but that’s a whole other story for another time.

Our first house sitting experience was about 6 years ago when house renovations required us moving out of the home for approximately 8 weeks.  Far too short to...

Please watch this United Nations video and let's start to reduce our personal usage of plastic products. We need to start taking responsibility for our own consumption, and make wiser choices.

It isn't up to governments to legislate or corporations to decide what we need.  That's our obligation.  If we start buying sustainable products and shun the polluting stuff then compa...

Something that has become apparent to me lately is the amount of dogs that seem to be anti-social.  Not with humans but with their doggy friends.

Daily walks with Harry is something we all look forward to - at 4pm he rounds us up to get the lead,  do-do bags  and we're off!  We, wee on every lamp post, tree, bush and life is good. It only t...

He and I decided after 5 years of living in the Southern Highlands of NSW that the long winters were getting harder to cope with and probably not associated with good health and well-being as we aged.  The added complication of asthma for me meant that we started to look elsewhere to live and agreed a warmer climate by the sea would be nice.  

We started...

It's human nature to take the most familiar path.  Whether it's paying your insurance, banking, weekly shopping or in this case bi-annual eye test and possibly new glasses.

He and I were in Melbourne (for the Australian Open but that's another story) recently and had some down time.  Both he and I had been contacted by our "National Optical Dispenser" to remind us it wa...

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