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.
WeekendCoffeeShare – sharing special moments from my week #2
What brought joy to my week
Spending time with my grandsons and a morning visitor
An unexpected gift
I was thrilled to receive yet another ‘just because’ gift in the mail from my thoughtful friend Debbie Harris. Thank you and congratulations to her daughter Melanie who has started her business Dottie Wombat. You can read about the courageous little girl known as Dottie Wombat HERE over on Deb’s World and why the reason this new business is so special.
Favourite quotes of the week
‘Who needs a clean house anyway?’
I saw this on Facebook during the week and just had to share with my Book Club friends. It is true though, I get so engrossed in reading and housework comes a poor second. My friends’ repsonses? See below.
Oh that’s always me!
Our COVID isolation orders have provided a fantastic excuse not to do housework. If no one is allowed inside our houses there is no proof of our tidiness (or lack thereof).
I know I looked at a dust bunny this morning & went & laid by the pool to finish my book instead.
What’s on my reading list?
This week my Online Book Club finished discussions on Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I am enjoying the discussions we have at each meeting and am looking forward to our next book as we study the Classics of the Bronte Sisters.
I also finished two books The Dry & The Survivors by Jane Harper, an Australian author who has won numerous awards including Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year, the Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year, the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel, and the British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year. I enjoyed both books and would recommend you add them to your list if you like this genre.
I also received an Advanced Reading Copy of Brody Cody and the Haunted Vacation House written by my friend and author Toni Pike. Toni usually writes thrillers for adults but has recently started writing children’s books as well. This book is the second in the Brody Cody series. It is a great read for 7 -9 year olds.
What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well
This week I’ve been running with my Saturday Sister and we achieved 16kms including 111 stairs and an incline. How did we do that? I also ran with my Gold Coast buddy Wendy from Wendy’s Way to Health.
I started the working week taking the 6am Session for the Strong Healthy Women Virtual studio and I love guiding these women to be fit and active Over 50.
A quick and easy stir fry to ensure I get my recommended daily intake of veggies. Do you?
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.
I was delighted to be interviewed by Chris Brown and Jill McCauslin from Becoming Elli for their Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast. I shared my story and thoughts on how I live well After 50
During our conversation we discussed:
- Key thoughts on mindset, attitude and remembering that you are an individual, not an age.
- Focusing on your reason “why”.
- The importance of building a community of like minded individuals.
- My advice to my clients about living well in all areas of life
- My #one365word project and how that has influenced how I live my life.
You can listen to the podcast HERE and I would love to hear your feedback and thoughts. Don’t forget to leave a like or comment on the podcast as well to support Chris and Jill.
Another Interview for the Women Living Well After 50 podcast is ready for Season 2 which will commence in March. This week I interviewed Dr Catherine Hansen to discuss menopause, sleep, stress and ways to Reclaim Your 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.