#Weekendcoffeeshare Over 50s Lifestyle

#WeekendCoffeeShare – sharing special moments from my week #2

February 26, 2021

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.

Visit etsy-dottiewombat.Etsy.com £1 from each purchase is donated to Bliss who support the sickest and smallest babies and their families #friendshipDottie Wombat

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.

Sue Loncaric
Sue 2021

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Debbie Harris February 27, 2021 at 07:28

    There’s just so much to love here Sue! Thanks for your mention of Dottie Wombat, I love the creative things my daughter is creating and had to share with my friends 🙂
    Wuthering Heights was a great book to read and your meme is spot on! I’ve also enjoyed all Jane Harper’s books and want to see the movie of The Dry. Can’t wait to listen to your guest podcast, good to see you’re starting yours up again too. Take care. Lovely post!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 09:07

      Thanks Deb! I loved the notebooks and the whole idea of Dottie Wombat so thank you for sending me a surprise. I really enjoyed WH mainly because of the discussions where I learned to delve deeper into the characters and storyline. Looking forward to the next Classic x

  • Reply Donna Connolly February 27, 2021 at 08:21

    Hi, Sue – I echo Debbie’s words. This post is filled with awesome gems! I greatly enjoyed your recent guest podcast and highly recommend it to others!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 09:10

      Thank you my friend. I’m enjoying the two new links up that I’ve joined recently. The #WeekendCoffeeShare helps me to document what I’ve done during the week which I might otherwise just let slip by and the #SundayStills is challenging me creatively. xx

  • Reply Natalie February 27, 2021 at 11:44

    Hi Sue, So wonderful to read about your week and how you take care of yourself and enjoy life with you family and friends. Housework is secondary to fun activities on my list, too. I’ll check to see if my library has Jane Harper’s books. I recently read The Searcher by Tana French and enjoyed her writing so much that I plan to read more of her books. Thank you for linking with #WeekendCoffeeShare. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 09:11

      Hi Natalie, I think you would enjoy Jane Harper’s books very much. It is great when you find an author you really enjoy isn’t it? I find that I just keep reading their books until the series has finished. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the #WeekendCoffeeShare link up. xx

  • Reply Natalie February 27, 2021 at 12:40

    Hi Sue, One more comment…I enjoyed listening to your interview/ podcast by Chris Brown and Jill McCauslin. I highly recommend it to others. It’s great to hear you share your positive mindset and holistic approach to living well.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 09:12

      Oh that is so kind of you to say, Natalie. I really enjoyed chatting with Chris and Jill and thanks for listening and recommending to others. xx

  • Reply Christina Henry February 27, 2021 at 14:51

    Hi Sue, what a productive week you’ve had! I love the meme about avoiding housework – reading is an awesome way to avoid it! I love making stir-fries full of veges as well – a great way to increase your servings. And I’ve always loved the classics, although I have never read Wuthering Heights for some reason. Have a great week, regards Christina

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 09:30

      Hi Christina yes it was a busy week but enjoyable. The housework meme was fun so just had to share as I’m sure many of us feel the same way. I never appreciated the classics until this Bookclub that my friends have formed. We are really delving into the discussions about the characters and the author which I really enjoyed. Hope you are okay, I read your WOTY update post so sending hugs to you xx

  • Reply Denyse Whelan February 27, 2021 at 15:41

    What a big and busy week, Sue with much to share and I can see how much it all meant for you. I admire your reading capabilities and wide interests. I don’t think a Book Club is for me but I can see why connections work well on-line like this.

    Hope your Saturday has gone well. And Sunday is a lovely day of rest if that’s on your menu!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 09:31

      Hi Denyse, I love reading and have never been in a book club. This one only has 4 of us and we really do want to discuss the book in depth rather than just catch up for a coffee. I’m loving it. x

      • Reply Denyse Whelan March 3, 2021 at 21:14

        I hope you are feeling a bit better now Sue. I bought a book today! Will share once I am into it….

        Thanks for being a consistent, caring and contributing blogger to this community I call #lifethisweek. Next week we are sharing our snaps (photos) and that’s an optional prompt. See you next Monday, I hope, as always.

        • Reply Sue Loncaric March 6, 2021 at 16:22

          Oh I’m excited to hear about the book you purchased, Denyse! I’ve just finished The Last Garden in England and thoroughly enjoyed it. x

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au February 27, 2021 at 21:20

    Hi Sue – just a lovely mix of things to keep your mind, body and soul well balanced. You manage to fit quite a lot into each week (mine are much less full) and I’m looking forward to seeing what the next classic book is that you tackle (at least I won’t have “it’s me it’s Katheeeee” singing in my head anymore – every time I saw “Wuthering Heights” mentioned, the song just launched itself!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 09:34

      Hi Leanne, I’m surprised at what I fit in but there will be times when I sit back and do nothing. I really enjoyed WH because the discussions made me think. x

  • Reply Maria February 28, 2021 at 03:12

    I absolutely love the photo with the woman reading thinking that she should be cleaning! I want that on my wall 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 09:34

      Yes Maria, that was a classic meme so I just had to share. x

  • Reply Joanne Tracey February 28, 2021 at 09:56

    So much to love. I need to put those Jane Harper books on my list.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 11:41

      Thanks Jo and I can’t get enough of Jane Harper until of course Joanne Tracey’s next book comes out! xx

  • Reply kirstin troyer March 1, 2021 at 00:34

    How fun! I’ll have to go listen to the podcast. I’ve been trying to read more. I have been considered an essential worker this last year so haven’t had the amount of time at home as others have, but that’s okay. Though at times I wish I could.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2021 at 10:05

      Hi Kirstin I hope you enyoy the podcast. I really enjoyed sharing my story with Jill and Chris. Hats off to you for being an essential worker I’m sure it has been very stressful for you. x

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt March 1, 2021 at 02:59

    What a great week you had, Sue! I thought I’d pop over from #weekendcoffeeshare to say hi! I’m always inspired by your boundless energy and I hope to bump up my fitness game to a better level in March. Congrats on promoting your blog in new formats. I also loved reading Toni’s new book! I’m off to read your Sunday Stills post too!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2021 at 10:06

      How lovely of you to visit Terri and say hello. I always love to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. This week my fitness has taken a dive as I’ve been laid low with a cold but I’ll bounce back. Have a great week. xx

  • Reply Barbara March 1, 2021 at 03:51

    I really enjoyed the film of ‘The Dry’ so really ought to read the book now too.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2021 at 10:07

      I thoroughly enjoyed the book, Barbara so I’m interested to see if the film deviates from the book, as so often happens.

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee March 1, 2021 at 09:31

    What a lovely round up! And yes, I work on the veges. Sometimes I have them for breakfast! I need to up the exercise – other than walking I’ve sort of been low on time.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2021 at 09:49

      Thank you Lydia and walking can be good so don’t underestimate it. Have a great week! x

  • Reply Julie Santos March 1, 2021 at 09:50

    I’ve heard good things about “The Dry” — it’s been on my to-read list for years. Since my resolution is to read more, I’ll probably get around to reading it this year.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2021 at 09:48

      Hi Julie, I really enjoyed The Dry and have read The Survivors by Jane Harper as well. I’m enjoying her writing. x

  • Reply Jody @ Six Little Hearts March 1, 2021 at 12:05

    OOH I love Etsy – and stationery. I will Definitely check this out.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2021 at 09:47

      I’m sure you will love the products, Jody. x

  • Reply Deborah Cook March 1, 2021 at 16:21

    How lovely of Debbie to send you a surprise gift! I did see the pics of you with your family and how precious it is to have time with grandchildren when they’re that age and experiencing so many things for the first time.

    You’re always so busy and inspirational that you fit so much in, particularly in terms of health and wellness and your blogging and online engagement. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2021 at 09:45

      Yes it was so lovely. I loved that it was a gift from her daughter’s new business and I do love a good journal/notebook! I sent her a surprise 60th gift and was so excited for it to arrive. Little acts of kindness so such a long way. x

  • Reply Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf March 4, 2021 at 08:49

    I loved the film version of The Dry and I now have the book to read. It’s always pre ious to spend time with grandchildren. I’ve been doing a daily walking class on YouTube at home. It’s great because I can do it while the grandkids have a nap. But it’s also nice to get outside for a quick walk after dinner.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 6, 2021 at 16:21

      A walk outside is always soothing isn’t it Veronica? Great to see though you are using the grandchildren’s nap time to your advantage. I think you will enjoy reading The Dry. I’ve yet to see the movie. x

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