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Life Wise Hints

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 […]

Time for a siesta

Time for a siesta

When visiting Spain, you will find that this is the country of the siesta! When we were there, 16 years ago, we discovered the siesta. Everything quietens down from around 2pm – 4pm or longer. The Spanish then come alive in the evening. They eat […]

Waste not want not!

Waste not want not!

Waste not want not is a saying that dates back to 1772. There are two meanings. The first is “do not waste as you might need it in the future”. Secondly, the “less we waste the less we will lack in the future”. It is […]

Learn Plan Live

Learn Plan Live

Life is full of lessons as we LEARN, PLAN AND LIVE. Some lessons I have learnt quickly, others I have taken a while to learn. It has been a busy week at our small castle – our home, this week. Every home should be a […]

What I like about getting older

What I like about getting older

What I like about getting older is that I can set my own priorities. I can manage my time. However, at any time of the day I can change these. It is very liberating deciding what to do and when to do it and when […]

Tickety Boo Meaning

Tickety Boo Meaning

Are you familiar with the words “tickety boo”? It is not a common term these days but every now and again it will surface. In fact, I heard it yesterday! I became familiar with “tickety boo” when I was a child. In the 1958 movie starring […]

Make your dreams happen

Make your dreams happen

How do we make our dreams happen? Is there a formula if we follow the rules? Will this cause us to find success in life? My last post was titled “rules rule” and it was about rules and what rules do we keep and what […]

The Naked Retiree…..develops resilience

The Naked Retiree…..develops resilience

In my last post, I wrote about the changes to the age pension and retiree’s needing resilience. The world around us is changing and not all for the better particularly with the cost of living.  The Australian Farm Institute tell us that Australian consumers are […]

Retirees down in the dumps

Retirees down in the dumps

There are many retirees today who are “down in the dumps”. This could be due to financial, health, relational or emotional factors. I read another blog earlier this week about the experiences of a man (let’s call him Dave) who retired from a “high level” […]