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.
Weekend Coffee Share #7
What I’m grateful for – a celebration before COVID lockdown struck again
My daughter will be celebrating her 40th birthday in April and rather than having a big party she decided to have special time with different groups of friends. Rachel introduced me to the Saturday Sisters over 10 years ago and we wanted to celebrate her special birthday together with a High Tea.
I am so grateful we had the opportunity to enjoy this lovely High Tea afternoon, because on Monday at 5pm, Greater Brisbane went back into 3 day lockdown. Brisbane was declared a Commonwealth hotspot on Tuesday afternoon, after six new cases of community transmission were reported as part of two distinct clusters . Coming up to the Easter School holidays, a continuance of the lockdown period, may be a huge blow to families planning to travel. My heart also goes out to my friends living in Canada who are now back in lockdown after a very short reprieve.
Quotes I liked
I love this quote. So often, I hear people asking me ‘why do you run’? and then tell me how much they hate running, ‘Why did you bother starting a podcast?’, Why this? and why that? It can be easy to be brought down by negative people but for me it is about doing what is right for you. Forget comparing yourself to others, forget following the latest trend. If it doesn’t feel right for you, then don’t do it. BUT…..let’s not fall into the trap of being critical of others for what they do (which we all do from time to time – we are human). Let’s support and encourage each other to be happy, living well and enjoying life.
What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well
I’ve been trying to think of different ideas to increase my vegetables during the day. It is so easy to just make a quick sandwich rather than taking some extra time to make a healthier and more nutritious alternative. These Vegetable Fritters took about 10 minutes to make from beginning to end – so the ‘I don’t have time’ excuse won’t wash. You can make them and have snacks or lunches for the week or add an avocado and salsa sauce with salad for a main meal – if they last that long!
I would have preferred to use wholemeal or an alternative to white flour to make it even healthier. You can make them any size and as I like to call myself a ‘rustic’ cook, I’m not too bothered that they aren’t all identical in size.
On the Podcast
Staying fit and healthy is important, we all know that. However, for some, slogging away in the gym or running a marathon seems more like torture than enjoyment. My guest today in Conversation, is my very good friend, Donna Connolly from Retirement Reflections.
Donna found a passion for hiking when she was inspired by a friend to attempt the famous Camino Trail. Despite coming from a low base, Donna and her husband Richard, set the goal of hiking the Camino.
You can listen to the Podcast or watch the conversation on YouTube : Finding your passion to stay fit and healthy After 50
New to the Podcast – Micro Mondays starting Monday 5th April
I’m excited to announce that I’m expanding the podcast to include Micro Mondays – Resetting your Mind, Body & Spirit for the week ahead. Micro Mondays are short, bite sized ‘micro’ episodes with a message.
- Tips to live well
- Thought for you to ponder during the week
- Affirmations & Meditations
All designed to help us grow and continue as Women Living Well After 50.
A new podcast for you to listen to
My friend, Debbie from Deb’s World took the plunge and has started a podcast – Life Inside Deb’s World I’m so proud of Deb, she is a good friend of mine and we are definitely cheerleaders for each other. It isn’t easy to try something new and put yourself out there. I’m giving her a ‘shout out’ and well done!
Blog Posts you may have missed
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.