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Life Matters

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 […]

Age matters

Age matters

Age matters and it seems to matter more the older you get. My mother, as I have mentioned before is 90 years old. I am always telling people that my 90-year-old mother is visiting or about some other event that is happening in her life. […]

Death and dying

Death and dying

We are talking a lot about death and dying in our family at the moment as my uncle is dying. He is in palliative care in hospital. The words death and dying are often used together. Death is the action or fact of dying, the […]

Getting organised is good for you

Getting organised is good for you

Getting organised is good for you. It can even be life-changing. But before this happens it requires a decision to change. I made the decision many years ago and my life is better for it. My last post was titled “Under the kitchen sink”. This […]

Driving in retirement

Driving in retirement

It is common these days for retirees to find themselves driving in retirement. As of 31 January 2016 there were 18.4 million registered vehicles in Australia. Every day people are driving to work, to shop, to appointments, to a holiday destination or for a day’s […]

Scams –seniors beware!

Scams –seniors beware!

The world is changing and while there has always been someone around to swindle someone out of something we now have to “watch out” for the online scam. I am very conscious of suspicious emails and have a habit of warning others and yet it happened […]

Gas works….or not

Gas works….or not

When I think of gas works my mind wanders to the decommissioned gas works in Newstead, Brisbane. The gas works, including the gasometer (a metal storage tank for the gas) served the people of Brisbane well from 1887 until 1996 when the gasworks was decommissioned. […]