#WeekendCoffeeShare #9 – sharing special moments & musings from my week.

April 16, 2021

Phew! I’ve had a very busy but very enjoyable week! 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 #9

This week has been full of celebrations, fun times with my grandsons and lots more!

Celebrations as my daughter turns 40

My daughter isn’t having a huge party for her 40th birthday celebrations but rather a series of intimate get-togethers with various friendship groups and family. Last Saturday, we celebrated with a small family gathering. Rachel had asked for a birthday cake and I made this Layered Ice Cream cake. Each layer had a different flavour, mocha, nutella, salted caramel and vanilla with crushed oreos. It is definitely not ‘healthy’ but a celebratory cake has to be special doesn’t it? I’ll be sharing the recipe in a future post. What do your think? I’m a rustic cook remember so nothing is every perfect!

Quotes I liked

This quote reminded me that we are all our own ‘caretakers’ and ‘curators’ of our life.

Definition of curator one who has the care and superintendence of something

What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well

During the week, I took my readers on a Run (or walk if you prefer) around the beautiful city of Brisbane in my blog post: Take a Run with me through beautiful Brisbane City. Here’s a teaser photo but if you click on the link to the post you will see the sights that I see on my weekly run with the Saturday Sisters. Holistic health – in mind, body and spirit.

Take a run with me through beautiful Brisbane

Do you have a beautiful walking or running trail that you take?

A business meeting for Strong Healthy Women

Busy start to the week for me. On Monday, I worked out in the 6am Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio, then drove over an hour for a Strong Healthy Women team meeting with the lovely Peta and Sally-anne. then later in the day I was back in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio taking the 5:30pm session! Staying fit and active so I can stay connected and enjoying life.

I discovered why you shouldn’t Google sometimes (if you don’t want to be disappointed)

I thought My thumb was a little bit green after all until I googled my plant!

As I was watering my plants on our balcony I notice a new growth on my Mother-In-Law’s tongue plant. I checked on the internet and discovered it is a flower which only rarely blooms. Firstly, I learned that the name of the plant is ‘Sansevieria’ but commonly called Mother-In-Laws Tongue. As an MIL myself, I’m not sure I like the name but anyway. To add salt to that wound, I discovered that the plant thrives on a little neglect (hmm I might be guilty of that). A mother-in-laws tongue plant will produce a flower stalk when it is mildly and continually stressed. This normally happens when the plant becomes root bound. Perhaps my thumb isn’t so green after all but the plant still looks good to me!

Reading and Podcasting

My favourite book of the week

I enjoy reading about WWII and in particular Women during that time. The Rose Code held me from the moment I starting reading. The story is long but fascinating as I read about the work done at Bletchley Park and the Official Secrets Act which bound all who worked there. The three main characters, Beth, Osla and Mab all so different, yet despite their differences became fast friends. There was a period that threatened the friendship and in fact, one of their lives. I would definitely recommend The Rose Code. It is more than a holiday read, it is a history lesson.

This week’s Micro Mondays Podcast Episode – Where are you placing your energy?

In today’s episode I’m sharing a great exercise to enable you to reflect on and commit to focus on what is important to you as an individual. 

My latest guest in Conversation on the Podcast – Discovering the Emotion Code

My guest today in Conversation, is Kuve Janskey Bradley from Guided Energy Mediation and we are discussing The Emotion Code – what is it? and how it can help you to release the blockages that are preventing you from living well.

Thanks to Natalie from Natalie the Explorer who started this idea earlier in the year. 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.

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 The Widow Badass April 17, 2021 at 00:33

    Oh, please share that cake recipe, Su! I have some people in my life who would just love it. I have a snake plant as well. It is still surviving, in my north facing apartment…on what little light it gets. I am following the instructions and watering it only 1X per month. So far, so good! I doubt mine will ever flower in this location even though it most certainly is being stressed….hehehe!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 18, 2021 at 12:38

      Hi Deb, yes I will be doing a post for #whatsonyourplate and including the cake recipe. It took some time but was very easy to make. x

  • Reply suzanne April 18, 2021 at 01:57

    Sue, that ice cream cake looks wonderful. I’m sure it tasted as good as it looks. I would have looked at that little sprout on your plant and given myself a pat on the back for being such a good tender. Who knew? Anyway, your week inspires me as always to get up and get moving! Take care.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 18, 2021 at 12:37

      It was delicious, although definitely not the healthiest cake, Suzanne. I enjoyed making it for my daughter and I would term it a ‘Celebration’ cake only to be eaten on special occasions. I’m glad my posts inspire you! Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Natalie April 18, 2021 at 08:23

    Sue, That birthday cake looks beautiful and sounds so yummy. Happy belated birthday to Rachel! I’d love to do the run/ walk through Brisbane city with you. It’s a great way to explore a city. I cycle and walk along the Waterfront Trail in Toronto almost every day. Your snake plant looks healthy despite the flower stalk. Thank you for sharing your week. #WeekendCoffeeShare

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 18, 2021 at 12:36

      Thanks Natalie, the cake would only be for special occasions but I made it with love for my daughter. xx

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au April 18, 2021 at 18:23

    Hi Sue – I laughed when I read about your MIL tongue plant flowering – at first I was super impressed because I didn’t know they flowered – but then laughed when I realized it was due to neglect. I’m one of the brown/grey thumb club so it was nice to see someone else with the same ‘gifting’.
    I also liked the quote about curating – in fact it’s one I shared on my own FB page a little while ago and I’ve just written a post for May on what the whole idea of ‘curation’ sparked in me (great minds my friend!) xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 20, 2021 at 10:11

      Yes I thought I was a candidate for Gardening Australia until I read the article further. LOL 🙂 I do quite like the word Curate though. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris April 18, 2021 at 19:30

    Wow, you have been busy Sue! I liked the MIL tongue plant and description :). Happy birthday to Rachel and I hope the festivities continue to be so much fun for you all. Your cake making skills are amazing! Rest up for a bit 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 20, 2021 at 10:11

      It’s been a busy but enjoyable week, Deb and now I’m ready for a slower pace again. x

  • Reply Kirstin April 20, 2021 at 21:39

    Oh wow. That cake sounds amazing. My hubby and oldest daughter love ice cream cakes and I’ve made several over the years. I love that quote!!!! I have listened to a few of your podcasts and really enjoyed them. I need to listen to some more. Have a great week

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 25, 2021 at 09:24

      Hi Kirstin, the cake was really simple to make although a little time consuming. Thanks for the feedback on the podcast and so pleased you are enjoying the episodes.x

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