#WeekendCoffeeShare #12 – sharing special moments & musings from my week.

May 7, 2021

It’s time for the weekly #WeekendCoffeeShare where I share thoughts, special moments and also learnings and inspiration from my week.

If you would like to catch up on previous posts you can find them HERE.

Weekend Coffee Share #12

Celebrating two birthdays and the finished cake photo from my grandsons 7th birthday!

My grandson, Ethan turned 7 last week and as is my tradition I made him a special cake for his birthday party with school friends. Last week I shared a photo of the cake in progress and here is the finished product!

I also celebrated my husband’s birthday and made him as special dinner. We started with Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, A slow cooked Lamb with Fennel and Garlic with steamed baby spinach and parmesan roasted potatoes. We then finished with a mini version of the Ice cream cake I made for my daughter’s 40th birthday in April. I’ll be sharing these recipes over the coming weeks for the #Whatsonyourplateblogchallenge.

#Weekendcoffeeshare #12

What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well

I created a 15 minute morning stretch routine for Living Well. You can find the follow along video by clicking on the image below and learn why stretching and flexibility are an integral part of a complete exercise program.

A 15 minute morning stretch routine for Living Well

Mental Well-being in May

The latest on the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast – Micro Mondays

In this week’s Micro Mondays podcast episode, I’m sharing how to create your own personal Mental well-being tool kit and also what tools and resources I have in mine.

Take a listen

Catch up on the latest guest interviews in Conversation HERE


I’ve just started joining my friend Donna from Retirement Reflection and Deb from The Widow Badass in their monthly #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge. My contribution this month was a Slow Cooked Moroccan Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup and it was delicious. You can get the recipe HERE

Sweet potato and lentil soup

Thanks to Natalie from Natalie the Explorer who started this idea earlier in the year. I link up each week with my contribution to her #WeekendCoffeeShare. It is a great way to record what happens in life, like a diary or journal really and to reflect and be grateful for the good things that happen in my life.

Well that was my week and I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my life. How was your week? I’d love you to share with me what you have been up to.

Sue Loncaric
Sue 2021

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Lizl Bennefeld May 8, 2021 at 08:56

    That cake looks marvelous! So pleased to see the finished product!

  • Reply Kirstin May 8, 2021 at 13:02

    The food and cook look awesome. I want to join the wednesday whats on your plate, but just haven’t yet.

    • Reply Donna Connolly May 8, 2021 at 14:01

      Hi, Kirstin – Deb and I would love for you to join us anytime. No time limit to participate — whenever works best for you. We look forward to the dish (or dishes) that you have to share!

  • Reply Donna Connolly May 8, 2021 at 14:09

    Hi, Sue – There is so much to love about this post. First off, sending VERY BIG birthday wishes to Ethan, Mike and Rachel. This was a huge birthday month for your family! 😀 The cakes and dinner that you prepared look absolutely amazing. Secondly, thank you for sharing your morning 15-minute stretch routine. I am in desperate need of one. I love MicroMondays and completely agree about finding movement that we love to do so that it is easier to stick with. Finally, I am super excited about you sharing those recipes in an upcoming What’s On Your Plate linkup. Our next linkup in this series will be Wednesday, June 2. See you there (and before then as well)!

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au May 8, 2021 at 17:21

    Hi Sue – you did REALLY well with Ethan’s cake (Nan of the Year award for sure!) and it’s good to see that your May Challenge is going well as you inspire us all to keep an eye on our mental health. Happy birthday to Mike and he did well with that lovely dinner you cooked for him. You’ve now become a food blogger on top of a health/lifestyle/fitness blogger + podcaster + youtuber – you’re on fire!

  • Reply Kalpana Misra May 8, 2021 at 17:59

    That cake looks amazing. I wish I could have seen your little grandson’s jaw drop when he saw that. You’ve been cooking up quite a storm I see. I really appreciate your mental well-being May calendar. It’s a great reminder of what we can do when we’re overwhelmed and don’t remember to do the simple things, like meditate. Thanks for keeping us going.

  • Reply Susanne May 8, 2021 at 19:11

    That cake looks really cool! I hope your grandson liked it. But I must say your lamb with fennel and garlic sounds more appealing to me.
    Thanks for sharing the calendar – definitely a useful tool!!

  • Reply Natalie May 9, 2021 at 09:03

    Hi Sue, What a wonderful week you’ve had. The cake, the special dinner and the soup all look fantastic. Your morning stretch routine, the calendar, and micro podcast are all useful tools to take care of our health. Thank you for sharing them with #WeekendCoffeeShare.

  • Reply Debbie Harris May 9, 2021 at 19:34

    You are so clever Sue and your cake making prowess is growing each year!! I’ve done your stretching video a few times this week, after long rides on my bike and have appreciated it. Looking forward to catching up on your podcasts this week as I’m out and about! #weekendcoffeeshare

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee May 10, 2021 at 07:22

    Clever you! That Minecraft cake looks amazing! #Lifethisweek

  • Reply Deborah Cook May 10, 2021 at 08:50

    I saw that Minecraft cake on social media and was very impressed. My friend did a VERY simple version of one years ago so I know how much effort went into this one.

    I’m doing a mojo month thing through the Australian Writers Centre but am traditional bad at keeping up with those kinds of commitments – where it isn’t compulsory but encouraged. I’m already behind but hope to catch up.

  • Reply Min @ Write of the Middle May 10, 2021 at 11:44

    That’s one amazing cake you made your grandson Sue! What a lucky little boy. I’m sure he loved it! Also Happy Birthday to your husband! All your food photos look delicious and are making me hungry. It must be getting close to lunch time! Have a wonderful week! xo

  • Reply Joanne Tracey May 11, 2021 at 07:20

    Your birthday dinner looks (and sounds) lovely. Here’s to another fabulous week…

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2021 at 09:25

      Thanks Jo! Another week has flown. x

  • Reply Jennifer Jones May 11, 2021 at 07:27

    Hi Sue. That’s an amazing birthday cake! I’ll watch out for the #whatsonyourplate posts. I hadn’t heard of it. I was planning to join in with you May challenge but we have had no internet for most of May. Hoping to get it back today.

  • Reply Denyse Whelan May 12, 2021 at 18:53

    All the details on the minecraft cake were incredible Sue. Only a grandmother with much love of her grandson would have that much patience. Mike’s birthday dinner looked yummo!

    Great to read your catch up of all that you do and share to help others.

    Thanks so much for linking up for Life This Week, reading the post on Knowing by my husband Bernard and for your kind words. He tells me, despite earlier thoughts, that he would like another go at this blog thing sometime this year. Looking forward to seeing your post for Share Your Snaps (optional of course!) next Monday, 17 May 2021. Denyse

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2021 at 09:23

      Thanks Denyse, he loved it and that made all the effort worthwhile. x

  • Reply Antoinette Truglio Martin May 14, 2021 at 11:16

    The soup looks awesome! I am going to have to try it. Thanks for the post.

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