#WeekendCoffeeShare #6 – sharing special moments from my week.

March 27, 2021

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 I’m grateful for

Last weekend saw torrential rain flooding many areas of NSW and Queensland. My heart goes out to the thousands of people who have lost their homes and in some cases a loved one, during these floods. When things like this happen, it makes us take stock of what is important in our lives.

I’m so grateful for the weather clearing, sunrises and sunsets.

Quotes I liked

Over the last three weeks I’ve not been well with minor health issues. Sometimes it is so difficult to push through especially when you aren’t feeling 100%. My friend sent me this quote during the week and it certainly helped. There are times in life when we do need to push through, however, we also need to be able to recognise the times when we just need to use the wall to lean against and rest.

Book Club, Reading and Cooking a great combo

I love my Online Book Club because we are only a very small group and we have meaningful discussions. I learn so much from my fellow bookclub members who are also my friends. We have decided to start with some Classics and the first book we read was Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I can’t recall reading this book and I actually read it twice during our Book Club discussions. We have decided just to read a certain number of chapters and then meet to discuss. This has proven to be a great way to really dive deep into the book.

We’ve also made the Book Club fun! At the end of each book, we will watch the movie (if there is one) to compare it to the book PLUS we also have a fun time making a recipe that would be relevant to the book we are reading.

This week we made Pikelets together on a Zoom Call and here is the result.

Pikelets in the Wuthering Heights style

What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well

The health benefits of a Green life – this was the topic that I wrote about for the #SundayStills prompt ‘Green’. There are so many health benefits to adding green to your life, so today I’m sharing some ideas to live well with more Green in your life.

“Green, which is Nature’s colour, is restful, soothing, cheerful, and health-giving.” —Paul Brunton

Green living

A little self-care for Sunday

It was Sunday morning on the Gold Coast. I eased into my day enjoying a coffee on the balcony overlooking the ocean. I’m an early riser even on Sundays but I love this time of day. The house is quiet and I have time with just my thoughts. Sunday mornings are usually set aside for some self care. I exfoliate and moisturize my skin and manicure my nails. Today I used a new product I’m trying by @limelifebyalcone which I love.

The Skin Polish with Lemon & jojoba bead face mask followed by the Skin therapy moisturizer and One drop wonder has left my skin feeling fresh, clean and soft. Having a routine of self care doesn’t have to be difficult. For me it’s about looking after my skin and my body inside and out, taking time to eat nutritious foods and taking time for being in the moment. It’s amazing how just moisturising your face and body can be relaxing and mindful. What will you do today for yourself? What can you do to nourish your mind, body and soul?

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 Laurie March 27, 2021 at 06:26

    You Aussies have been having such a tough year – first the wildfires, now the flooding! My heart goes out to you.

    I have never heard of pikelets before, but they look yummy! good for you for having great discussions in your book club. My book club seems to have devolved to the point where we barely discuss the book we were supposed to read!

    Love the quote!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2021 at 11:00

      Hi Laurie, yes Aussies are pretty resilient because there is always some natural disaster happening somewhere in the country. The pikelets are easy, peasy and tasted good as well. I’m loving the book club because it makes me think, rather than just read and then move on to the next book. Have a great week and I loved your Runfessions post! x

  • Reply Christina Henry March 27, 2021 at 07:46

    Hi Sue, I was so glad to see the sun after all that rain too. We had 300mm in 3 days at our place. The floods are terrible- so many homes destroyed. I have friends who are still cut off in NSW. I hope you’re starting to feel well again. Take care, Christina

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2021 at 11:01

      Oh wow that is a lot of rain Christina. We were fine as we live on the 11th floor. I’m starting to feel back to my old self again but was so happy to read your post about going back to work. Such good news. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris March 27, 2021 at 08:09

    I’m so glad you’ve got sunshine again Sue, and what a great view you have. I enjoyed catching up with your weekly news, it’s a good way to stay in touch with what’s happening and how things are going. I always enjoy reading your updates as you have so much going on and your are a real inspiration. That hitting the wall quote is spot on isn’t it? Self care Sunday sounds a fab way to spend the day :). Take care and hope you’re back to feeling like yourself again soon. #weekendcoffeeshare

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2021 at 11:02

      Thank you Deb your continued support and friendship is priceless to me. So proud of you and your BOLD attitude to life! xx

  • Reply Donna Connolly March 27, 2021 at 10:36

    Hi, Sue – Your pikelets look fabulous!!
    I also love that quote about walls being there for us to rest and lean on. That makes so much sense!
    Thanks for sharing this.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2021 at 11:04

      Hi Donna, the pikelets turned out pretty well and tasted delicious. I’ve had to lean on that wall for the last couple of weeks but feeling better now thank goodness. x

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au March 27, 2021 at 11:56

    Hi Sue – it seems like you’re cultivating a very pleasant life for yourself atm – it has lots of variety and I’m so glad you’re focusing on some extra self care as you get back to your normal very busy weekly schedule. Enjoy the sunshine in amongst all that rain you’ve been having – I’m loving this Autumn weather – just a little bit cooler and more pleasant when I’m out for my walks. Have a great weekend x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2021 at 11:05

      Life has it’s ups and downs Leanne but I’m trying to make the best of every situation. The Autumn weather is perfect isn’t it? One of my favourite seasons. xx

  • Reply Toni Pike March 27, 2021 at 13:00

    Hi Sue, I hope you’re feeling better and remember that when you don’t feel well you need to slow down and take a rest. I love the way you start each day. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2021 at 11:07

      Hi Toni, yes on the mend now and as always you have good advice. Take care x

  • Reply Joanne Tracey March 27, 2021 at 14:58

    I read your Sunday self care post on FB (I think) last Sunday and immediately took the time to manicure my nails. It was a great reminder – and I’m grateful to you for it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2021 at 11:08

      Oh I’m glad my post inspired you. Your baking always inspires me! Enjoy your weekend away xx

  • Reply Erica/Erika March 28, 2021 at 03:54

    Hi Sue, I have been watching the news and I agree with you how my heart goes out to all affected by the flooding. I love the photos you share from your home. I find I always end up stopping to take a deep breath. Stunning! The ‘walls’ quote is something we all need to hear at times. Fun to see the photos of the Pikelets. Self-care is also a good reminder. We are presently surrounded by an abundance of green. Grateful!xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2021 at 11:09

      Hi Erica, it has been dreadful for those in flood affected areas and a few lives lost as well. Each day I look out from my balcony and it is a constant reminder of how lucky I am. I’m happy you find joy looking at my view too. Have a beautiful week and thanks for stopping by xx

  • Reply Natalie March 28, 2021 at 04:51

    Hi Sue, I hope you’re feeling better. Greenery, nice weather and self-care are all wonderful things to make us feel good. The Pikelets look yummy. Thank you for sharing your week at #WeekendCoffeeShare.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 28, 2021 at 10:58

      Thanks Natalie, yes I’m on the mend and so glad about that as I’m not a good patient. x

  • Reply Jennifer Jones March 28, 2021 at 11:24

    Hi Sue your book club sounds lovely especially with the cooking aspect. Sounds like you’ve had a lovely week. Hope you’re feeling much better soon

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 30, 2021 at 08:56

      Hi Jen, it is just four of us which is a good number I think. I love that we really do discuss the book but make it fun by incorporating other activities. xx

  • Reply Susanne March 28, 2021 at 19:06

    That quote is so inspiring ! And isn’t it lovely to have such moments, as early in the morning when you can be alone with your thoughts. I have such moments especially in the summer when I can have my morning coffee in the garden, it’s invaluable.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 30, 2021 at 09:07

      Hi Susanne, even reading about you having coffee in the garden is soothing. A beautiful way to start your day. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your week. x

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