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Life Matters

Happiness and ageing

Happiness and ageing

Does happiness and ageing go together? Is everyone who is ageing – happy? Most developed countries have accepted the age of 65 years as getting older or “elderly”. If you, like me “just” over 65 years old you are a senior, an older person or […]

Feeding the Farmers

Feeding the Farmers

As a community we rely on farmers feeding us and now it is time for us to take a role in feeding the farmers. My comments come in the context of severe drought conditions across Australia. However, given that I live in Queensland I want […]

What about water?

What about water?

Have you ever heard someone say, “what about water”? You may be going on a picnic, a long drive or even going fishing. If so, you will need to take water with you! Yesterday we were told we would have no water for the day! […]

Saying G’day and R U OK?

Saying G’day and R U OK?

Saying G’day is something we do most days as well as “how are you going” meaning R U OK? There are days at our place when we say lots of G’day’s, and all we are doing is walking around our neighbourhood! We have met people […]

Codeine Control

Codeine Control

As of today, the 1st February 2018, there is codeine control in Australia. We will join 26 other countries who have also introduced codeine control. If you want a painkiller that has codeine it will no longer be available over the counter (OTC) at the […]

Manus Island – the Simple Life

Manus Island – the Simple Life

What type of life are the 600 men living on Manus Island experiencing? From all the news I hear, not a good life, but a life of fear and deprivation. They may be living a simple life, when they get the basics to live, but […]

The Human Life Cycle

The Human Life Cycle

When I was younger I did not think much about the human life cycle. I had so many years ahead of me that I thought life would just go on. As I age, though I feel young at heart, the years are adding up and […]

The Reckless Driver

The Reckless Driver

It seems to me that the reckless driver is 75 years or older. At least that is what it must feel like once you turn 75 years old. Then comes the yearly medical review to find out whether you are fit to drive or not. […]

The Hot Sandwich is really HOT

The Hot Sandwich is really HOT

A day ago I thought the Hot Sandwich was in the distant past, a treasured memory of days gone by. Last night I found out this was not the case. If you have experienced the Hot Sandwich this is not something you can readily let go, […]

The Electricity Grind

The Electricity Grind

A popular topic at present is the electricity grid, or should that be grind! It was all over the news recently when South Australia lost power on several occasions. There is nothing worse than the lights going out, when you want them on. There is […]