Recently, my friend Natalie from Natalie the Explorer started a link up called #WeekendCoffeeShare. It’s a place for bloggers to link up and share their thoughts. Over the last few weeks I’ve been sharing posts but decided that this week I will write a special post for the #weekendcoffeeshare to share special moments or thoughts from my week. It is an opportunity for you to get to know me in my daily life as a woman living well after 50.
#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sharing special moments from my week #1
What brought joy to my week
My grandsons are a constant source of joy. Each Wednesday I travel to Brisbane to spend the day with my grandsons. We walk one of my grandsons to school and then the youngest and I spend the day together. Recently we have started swimming lessons which is great fun. This week we also enjoyed some exploration in the garden. It is amazing what you find. My daughter and her husband have encouraged the boys to enjoy and appreciate books and reading so special times reading together. I would recommend the series written by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Random acts of kindness
When a friend from the other side of the world sends you a surprise gift. I was surprised and felt so grateful to have beautiful friends in my life near and far. #mademyday It doesn’t take much to make someone’s day and this week was Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th.
Favourite quotes of the week
What made me laugh
I certainly feel this way sometimes – do you?
What’s on my reading list?
I finished two books during the week and would recommend both to you. I belong to a book club and we are discussing the Classics which I am enjoying immensely. What I also love about reading and books is that we all have our own opinions and thoughts. So the books I recommend may or may not be your cup of tea, but I always enjoy listening to why someone likes or dislikes a book. We all can learn so much from each other even if we disagree at times – that makes life interesting.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig was the book of choice for the Come Read with Me Facebook Book Club which I enjoyed.
Hament by Maggie O’Farrell was recommended by a friend and is a fictional story based loosely around William Shakespeare’s children. I found it fascinating and there was a corelation between life back then with the Plague and now with COVID-19.
What are you reading? I’d love you to share as I’m always looking for new books to read.
What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well
I ran twice during the week, once with my Saturday Sisters up in Brisbane and then during the week with my Gold Coast friend, Wendy from Wendy’s Way to Health. It is summer here in Australia and who wouldn’t like exercising with this view!
As a Fitness Instructor in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio I worked out myself and also took my regular Friday class which I just love. I feel satisfied and inspired as I help women to stay fit and healthy way beyond 50.
Yoga is another practice I love and manage to d 2 – 3 sessions per week.
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.
- #SundayStills – Looking at life through rose coloured glasses
- Making Sleep Care a priority in your Self care plan
- #FitFabFeb2021 – Become an Explorer and Discover your true self
It was our eldest grandsons birthday last Sunday so I hosted a family afternoon tea to celebrate. I tried two new recipes which I warn you are not part of my #FitFabFeb2021 philosophy but are decadent and delicious.
I found this Nutella Cheesecake recipe by Nigella Lawson
And this recipe for Tan Slice from my friend Jo Tracey on the Brookford Kitchen Diaries I just added some chocolate icing.
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.