Over 50s Lifestyle

My week being an active participant in life -#WWWhimsy – May 29th

May 29, 2024

It’s time for Wednesday Words & Whimsy and I’m delighted to be a guest co-hosting again with my partner in crime, Debbie Harris from Deb’s World. Min, from Write of the Middle, the regular host will be back in two weeks. Currently Min is enjoying a well deserved holiday to Fiji to celebrate a milestone birthday, so Deb and I have taken on co-hosting duties again and I think we make a fabulous team. How has your week been going?

My week being an active participant in life

It’s been a hectic week but enjoyable and I’m determined to continue being an active participant in life. I’ve put together a FREE e-book ‘ How to Live a Vibrant & Fulfilling Life After 50 – 5 ways to become an Active Participant in Life, Today!’ which you are welcome to download. Hopefully it will encourage and inspire you to start living a fulfilling life, your way.

Thursday – Produced my e-book resource and did some UGC (User-Generated content) work for a US company ably assisted by my darling who is my cameraman and photographer!

Living a vibrant and active life after 50

Friday – went to lunch with the Groovy Grans and took two sessions in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio. Bringing some colour to a cool, dull day with my scarf and top from Fella Hamilton.

Saturday, I caught up with a friend for a run as usual although it was showery. We are training for The Bloody Long Walk in June which is 35km and hoping to run most if not all of the distance.

We’ve reintroduced our Home Restaurant Date Nights again and Mike made a delicious Fettucine with Steak and Mushroom in Carbonara sauce.

Sunday I caught up for a morning walk with a friend I hadn’t seen for some time. It was a glorious morning walking at New Farm along the Brisbane River, and a great way to combine a catch up with some exercise.

Monday I took two sessions in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual studio plus attended the 6am session for a strength workout as well, and started making Elliot’s birthday cake. I also purchased some new skincare and makeup from EcoTan. I’ve heard good things about this natural, vegan product so hopefully the products live up to the hype. I’ll let you know my thoughts after I’ve used it for a while.

Tuesday I made a long overdue appointment for next week with my doctor. We are well into the year so time for a full blood test, skin check and I’m also planning on a referral for a bone density test and a sports massage. Do you have any overdue medical appointments that you should be addressing? We need to stay healthy if we want to be active participants in life!

We had Wallis the Pooch visit us for the day who found her usual snuggle place. The perfect spot for a showery day. Wallis supervised me whilst I finished decorating Elliot’s birthday cake.

Wednesday, today it is my youngest grandson’s birthday. Elliot turns 6 and we will be celebrating with a family afternoon tea party this afternoon.

As usual, I’ve made the birthday cake and Elliot’s request was for a Jurassic World Cake meets Spiderman?????? but I convinced him just to stick to one theme. I’m not a professional cake decorator but I’ve made themed birthday cakes for all our grandchildren until they turn 10. I love doing it for them and especially love the look of ‘wow’ when they see the cake. They don’t care if it isn’t perfect! This was the WIP and I’ll post the final shot in next week’s What’s On Your Plate? post.

What I’ve been reading

I’ve also been taking time out to read. I finished ‘Darling Girls’ by Sally Hepworth. An excellent read although the content at times was a little heavy. I’ve also been reading ‘It’s In Your Hands – Your Steering Wheel, Your Choice’ by Dr Jane Foster. A book about Emotional Resilience and I’m looking forward to interviewing Dr Foster this week for the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast.

Okay, over to you, what have you been up to this week? I’d love to hear from you…..

Join us for Wednesday Words and Whimsy – #WWWhimsy – 29th May

You can find the link below and don’t be put off by the message that suggest it isn’t working that’s a glitch I didn’t want to bother Min with and we can work around it.

I’m looking forward to reading your posts and comments.

Have a lovely week!

Sue Loncaric

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  • Reply Lydia C. Lee May 29, 2024 at 07:35

    You are certainly being an active participant in hosting link ups this week! 3 (or 4?). I will check out the ebook if I can work out how to read it. I don’t have a ereader….You are def the right author for it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 29, 2024 at 08:38

      Hi Lydia, thanks so much for your kind words. Life is good, not always perfect but definitely better than the alternative! Have a great week x

  • Reply Jo May 29, 2024 at 08:45

    Well, I’ve been decidedly inactive this week – and, indeed, most of May. Bring on June! The cake looks awesome!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2024 at 14:01

      Hi Jo, I’ve been having to push myself lately too. Elliot loved his cake x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan May 29, 2024 at 09:51

    Sue, wow, that is a lot packed into your life and I suspect you would not want it any other way. I see so much kindness and love in your cakes for the ‘boys’ and in your husband’s food made for you both. Congratulations on all your recent achievements too. Great going, and thanks for the hosting while Min is away. Denyse

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2024 at 14:03

      Life is certainly full, Denyse but we have booked a getaway to Cairns for the end of July which should be a nice combination of relaxing and exploring. I do love making the cakes for the boys. They get such a kick out of it. Glad you could make it to WWWhimsy and have a lovely weekend. x

  • Reply leannelc May 29, 2024 at 10:13

    Hi Sue – you’ve definitely been living well and such a great variety of activities throughout the week. Loved the birthday cake and you’re looking fabulous in your workout geat (not surprising!) We’re enjoying our little Rottnest break – plenty of walking and plenty of eating! I had my skin check last week and they managed to find a little BCC – so off for a bit of slicing and dicing next week – the joys of being a fair skinned person in a hot, sunny climate.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2024 at 14:04

      I saw you were at Rottnest and thought it was earlier than your normal November visit. Then I read it’s been about 4 years since you were there! Life is full but good and the next birthday is mine, so I wonder who will make my cake LOL 🙂 x

  • Reply marsha57 May 29, 2024 at 12:27

    The photo of your husband just makes me smile. You can tell he loves what he’s doing! I can’t get the e-book to open on either my iPad or my laptop. I wonder if I’m doing something wrong. Our week has begun with a bone density test for Mike. Several hours were spent at the hospital, but we hope to get some answers soon. I worked on blogging and crocheting. I’ve been walking and using my weights, but I’ve got a long way to go. Thanks for the inspiration and the link up, Sue!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2024 at 14:05

      You’ve had a busy week, too, Marsha! I’m glad you mentioned about the e-book I had the wrong link but all fixed now. xx

  • Reply Retirement Reflections May 29, 2024 at 12:52

    Hi, Sue – I love that your activity includes so much diversity.
    My backpack is packed. Richard and I fly out tomorrow (parents’ health willing) and begin our walk on June 1 (30 km a day for 10 days). I will keep you posted!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2024 at 14:05

      Have a fabulous time, Donna and I’m looking forward to following your journey. xx

  • Reply Thistles and Kiwis May 29, 2024 at 14:42

    The fettuccini looks lovely – and you did a great job with the cake.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2024 at 14:06

      Thanks, Barbara! I’m not a baker really but I do enjoy baking with love for the grandchildren. Elliot loved his cake. x

  • Reply Jennifer Jones May 29, 2024 at 17:20

    Sounds like you’ve had a great active week Sue. You’ve reminded me that I need to get my breast screen. I’m up to date with everything else. Thanks for hosting while Min is away.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2024 at 14:07

      I’ve had a busy but fulfilling week, Jen. I’m up to date with my breast screen but a couple of other checks I need to get sorted. x

  • Reply Toni Pike May 30, 2024 at 00:14

    A fantastic week, Sue

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2024 at 14:07

      I’ve been enjoying your holiday photos, Toni x

  • Reply Joanne May 30, 2024 at 10:07

    That cake turned out great; that is such a fun tradition.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2024 at 14:07

      Hi Joanne, baking birthday cakes bring me joy and Elliot was delighted with my latest effort. x

  • Reply Debbie May 30, 2024 at 20:06

    This was jam-packed update Sue and you are living your best life. Love all your activities and the birthday cake is fabulous, as are you! I have downloaded your ebook – how clever are you!!!
    Thanks for hosting #wwwhimsy again with me, we make a great team. Looking forward to catching up next month!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2024 at 08:56

      Hi Deb, these posts do get jam-packed don’t they? It’s amazing what we can do in a week but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I hope you like the e-book and would love your feedback. x

  • Reply soma @ InkTorrents.com May 31, 2024 at 04:50

    That sounds like a busy but great week. Love the cake. I love to run and after a bad foot injury, I am slowly increasing my distance again. Have a great time training and walking/running the 35km.


    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2024 at 08:58

      Hi Soma, yes a busy but joyful week and my grandson loved his cake. I’m sorry to hear about your foot injury as being a runner you would feel frustrated not being able to run. The important thing is to come back slowly and fully recovered. Have a lovely week. x

  • Reply Gail Is This Mutton June 2, 2024 at 17:09

    Congrats on the ebook! I admire how you put so much into life, and help others to do the same. I love the humour behind “The Bloody Long Walk.” Thanks for linking!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2024 at 09:35

      Thanks, Gail. The e-book just has some quick tips but I would like to write a more indepth book one day. In my spare time LOL 🙂 x

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