#Weekendcoffeeshare Over 50s Lifestyle

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sharing special moments from my week #1

February 20, 2021

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.

random act of kindness

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.

What’s cooking?

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.

Tan Slice from the Brookfield Kitchen Diaries

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 Debbie Harris February 20, 2021 at 07:35

    Fabulous wrap-up of your week Sue, I love those quotes and the password one made me smile 🙂 so true! I have finished Hamnet too and agree with you, it was a fabulous book. I’ve also just finished Sam Bloom: Heartache and Birdsong, a true story about her horrific accident which paralysed her and how she came back to the world with the help of a baby magpie – she was very honest! I also think you’re right, we all like different genres and can respect the thoughts of those who don’t enjoy what we enjoy. We are all unique and I find it can be what’s going on in my world that impacts on how I enjoy what I’m reading, or not! n Have a great week, hope to catch up soon xx #weekendcoffeeshare

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:21

      Thanks Deb and I took a leaf out of your Shoutout Saturday posts to design my new weekly Coffee Catchup. It is good to look back at the week isn’t it? I’m off to download the book by Sam Bloom and thanks for the recommendation. Have a great week and looking forward to your visit. x

  • Reply Christina Henry February 20, 2021 at 07:40

    Hi Sue what a lovely week you’ve had. I love that special day you spend with your grandchildren. The more loving people they have in their lives the better. I hope to experience that one day too. Have a lovely weekend regards Christina

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:23

      Thanks Christina. I am so lucky to still be able to spend time with my grandsons and look forward to Wednesdays, my favourite day of the week. Being a grandmother is something you just can’t describe. You fall in love all over again. xx

  • Reply Joanne February 20, 2021 at 07:47

    That is a fabulous exercise view! How wonderful that you get to see your grandsons every week. I am sure you are making wonderful memories with them.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:24

      I am very lucky to live where I do, Joanne and yes, making memories with my grandsons is truly a highlight of my life. Thanks for visiting and have a lovely week. x

  • Reply Jennifer Jones February 20, 2021 at 08:08

    I’m quite jealous Sue that you get the see your grandsons every week. Will check out The Midnight Library. I usually enjoy a book about books

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:25

      Hi Jen, yes I do not take for granted the ability to still see my grandsons. I know many of you are cut off because of COVID and sometimes Zoom calls just aren’t enough. I think you will like The Midnight Library it wasn’t what I expected. x

  • Reply Natalie February 20, 2021 at 10:31

    Hi Sue, I’m glad you had a fabulous week although I’m not surprised because you always make an effort to live well. Having weekly time with your grandsons is super. I’m currently reading a YA fiction “Saint Everything” by Sarah Dessen. Thank you for linking with #WeekendCofffeeShare.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:27

      Hi Natalie thanks for the opportunity to link up. Your #WeekendCoffeeShare is going so well, congratulations! x

  • Reply Erica/Erika February 20, 2021 at 10:32

    Sharing special moments and thoughts from your week is a fun idea, Sue. I love seeing the photos of your grandsons and I am happy you are able to see them. It is fun to see the world through their eyes and amazing some of the thoughts they share. ❤️I am in awe how February 17th is Random Act of Kindness Day. What a coincidence to receive a surprise gift on that day. I often wonder about the mysteries and energy of the Universe. 🙂Great quotes. The view is gorgeous and always fun to get out exercising with a friend. The Nutella cheesecake looks very doable and I now have Nutella on my grocery list. I have never tried Nutella before. Thank you for sharing your week and all of the fun photos with me.xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:20

      Receiving gifts on Random Act of Kindness Day is so special and obviously meant to be. The Nutella cheesecake is so easy but be warned there is about a week’s worth of calories in one slice! It is decadent and delicious. x

  • Reply Donna Connolly February 20, 2021 at 11:28

    Hi, Sue – I agree with you about surprise gifts. I received one in the mail this week as well. What a wonderful lift – as well as a warm reminder of friendship and belonging.
    You’ve had a wonderful, full week and remain a true inspiration.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:19

      It is so lovely to receive gifts ‘just because’ isn’t it? xx

  • Reply Jackie February 21, 2021 at 02:14

    First time here, visiting from Natalie’s Coffee Share. I just added Hamnet to my library wish list. It is titled Hamnet and Judith here in Canada.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:18

      Hi Jackie welcome and lovely to connect with you. I love the title of your blog! Yes I’m not sure why some copies are just Hamnet and others are Hamnet and Judith. Either way I loved the story and couldn’t put it down. x

  • Reply The Widow Badass February 21, 2021 at 03:56

    Oooh, I just received notice from my library that Hamnet is available for digital download. We have a mutual friend that recommended it. 😉
    I’ll be starting it sometime this weekend. Have a good one, Sue!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:17

      I just loved it and a number of my friends have too. Couldn’t put it down. x

  • Reply Molly Totoro February 21, 2021 at 07:36

    I adored the Midnight Library and Hamnet is at the top of my “want to read list” The weather has been absolutely frightful here in the Midwest United States, so I have had plenty of reading time by the not-so-cozy fire 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:13

      Yes Midnight Library was not what I expected Molly and I’m sure you will love Hamnet. I couldn’t put it down. x

  • Reply Susanne February 21, 2021 at 08:06

    It makes me happy when I hear about people these days who encourage kids to read books. Children today need books! It horrifies me to see the poor language people have these days x also many bloggers – because quality reading has sort of vanished from many people’s lives.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:12

      Hi Susanne, yes my daughter and her husband have read to their sons since birth every night. It is a nightly ritual before bed. Now Ethan who will be 7 soon joins in to read to his 3 year old brother. He also feels very grown up now that he can read chapter books. I love reading and am so pleased my grandsons are also learning to love reading. x

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au February 21, 2021 at 15:21

    Well you’ve certainly had a busy week Sue – THREE blog posts, grandkid time, cooking, running, reading….. and the list goes on. I’m still tonking along with one post a week – not enough happening in my world to stretch it much further than that! Glad to see that your mojo is back and firing all all 8 cylinders again. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 17:35

      I’ve really surprised myself and who knows how long it will last. The prompts have been helpful to try to write a creative post based on a weekly prompt. The Weekly Coffee Catchup showed me how much I do in a week that’s for sure. x

  • Reply Beaton February 22, 2021 at 01:36

    Visiting from the coffee share
    Wow what an eventful week and I had to check your blog name again, andyou are certainly being true to that, here is is to living well well after 50 hoping I can have a life a life as full in my dotage hahahaha kidding but this is inspiring

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 22, 2021 at 09:08

      Thanks for visiting and I’m loving being part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up. Have a great week. x

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt February 22, 2021 at 01:38

    Hi Sue, visiting from Natalie’s WCS, and I am off to read your Sunday Stills post, too! You had a fab week, and I feel the same way about the meme on passwords!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 22, 2021 at 09:08

      Hi Terri, thanks for visiting and wishing you a great week too! x

  • Reply kirstin troyer February 22, 2021 at 02:51

    Sounds like a wonderful week. The password quote cracked me up! That’s about how it feels.

    Heading over from Weekend Coffee Share….it’s been fun reading other peoples posts.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 22, 2021 at 09:10

      Yes those passwords! I had one I couldn’t remember this morning and it was driving me crazy. Have a lovely week Kristin. x

  • Reply Corina February 22, 2021 at 14:08

    I love spending time with my grand children, too. I live about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from 3 of them and a 175 miles (240 kilometers) from the other one. I don’t see him except about 4 times per year but because of Covid-19, I haven’t seen him since Christmas of 2019.

    The youngest is the only granddaughter and she does in me as much as I do on her! We are each other’s favorite people. As I type this in my phone, she is asleep on my lap.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 22, 2021 at 15:33

      Oh Corina that is such a long time not to see your grandchildren. I am so very grateful and mindful that I am not living with restrictions at the moment. I love how you finished with your phone and your granddaughter asleep on your lap. #beautiful x

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