It’s time for the weekly #WeekendCoffeeShare where I share thoughts and special moments from my week. Natalie from Natalie the Explorer started this idea earlier in the year and I link up each week with my contribution. 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.
If you would like to catch up on previous posts you can find them HERE.
What brought joy to my week
I love the relationships built through blogging and it is extra special when I can meet blogging friends in real life. This week, I caught up for a delightful lunch with my good friends Debbie Harris from Deb’s World and Jo Tracey from And Anyways.
Deb is a great ambassador for Tumbarumba (love that name) in N.S.W. and she and her husband Grant, were actively involved in getting the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail up and running.
Jo Tracey, lives about 2 hours away from me on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Jo is an author and her next book Escape to Curlew Cottage will be released soon. Take a look at the previews and pre-order a copy HERE. I’ve pre-ordered my copy!
At lunch with Deb & Jo, I ordered this delicious Roasted Pumpkin, Quinoa salad with Grilled Haloumi Cheese and Chicken it was delicious. Will put a recipe together for next week.
Favourite quotes of the week
I saw this on a friend’s Facebook Page and it made me giggle. Does this happen to you?
What’s on my reading list?
This week I read a couple of books as I had plenty of time being laid up with a heavy cold.
I’m currently reading The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly
What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well
My week started well, the middle wasn’t great but at the end of the week, it improved. I’m recovering from a very heavy head cold and sore throat. In Australia, most General Practitioners now require you to have COVID test before presenting to them with any flu or cold-like symptoms. I took myself to the hospital for a test which came back late afternoon as NEGATIVE.
So despite being fit and healthy, it just takes a cold to lay me low.
Not being 100% or even 60% I couldn’t do much exercise this week. Sometimes if we are rundown our bodies start to tell us, so I listened to my body and took the week off.
Do you use health apps?
I have a FitBit which I am not always disciplined to use every day, however, it can help me keep track of my health and fitness, how active I am and sometimes nudging me when I’m not.
First Fun Run for the Year
This coming Sunday, I will be joining my daughter and another Saturday Sister to run in the annual International Women’s Day Run. It is a 5km run to celebrate Women and a traditional way for us to start off our Running year.
I found this article during the week which might be useful if you are looking for something to help you with sleep or running/walking and mindfulness, these are the world’s most popular health apps https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2021/01/27/best-health-fitness-apps
What’s new on the blog?
This week I wrote several posts so I’ve included them here in case you missed them and want to catch up.
- Weekend Coffee Share #2
- Don’t live your life like a blank, white page, fill it with stories of YOU
- Cultivating ‘Self’ – a guest post I wrote for Cresting the Hill
This week I launched Season 2 of the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast – yay! Starting the podcast in 2020 was a dream but unfortunately I had to put it on hold after 26 episodes when my MIL passed away suddenly in October. I’m back now and feeling excited about the guests I have lined up. If you have a story to tell or know a Woman who has a story to tell then I’d love to hear from you.
In this first episode, I was delighted to discuss the topic of Overcoming Expectations and Stereotypes in Retirement with my guest, Maria Paterakis, The Future Proofing Counsellor and Mentor. Maria was a previous guest in Season 1 Episode 8, discussing the benefits of connecting with your life purpose. If you missed the episode, you can listen to HERE.
You can take a listen to the podcast or watch on Youtube via the link below:
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.