It’s time for a cuppa and a catch up to chat about What’s Been On Your Calendar? during April. I love reading everyone’s post in the #WBOYC linkup and it is so lovely to have you join Debbie, Donna ,Jo and myself to share what you’ve been up to during the month.
What’s Been On My Calendar in April?
April was busy but I did manage to relax over the Easter break as my family were away. We looked after Wallis the Pooch my daughter’s dog and she was a delight to have as a house guest. Kitchen renovations continued and our new backsplash will be fitted today so missed the WBOYC post for this month.
Making TIME for Celebration – a 25th Wedding anniversary
Mike and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We have been together for 30 years, although it took Mike 5 years to propose – perhaps he wanted to know what he was letting himself in for LOL:) . As we have a lot going on with renovations etc., we will celebrate when we go on our cruise in June. We did have some delicious Lindor chocolates in a Silver Box for our Silver Anniversary and shared a Banoffee Pie for dessert.
Making TIME to remember…..those who have served our country during war, conflicts and peacekeeping operations – ANZAC Day
25th April is ANZAC Day a National Day of Remembrance in Australia & New Zealand to remember those “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli campaign, their first engagement in the First World War (1914–1918).
Recently, the Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, apologised to all Vietnam Veterans for the poor treatment and lack of acknowledgement they received as he marked the 50th anniversary of the end of Australia’s role in the war. This is long overdue my husband is a Vietnam Vet (not something he likes to talk about) and they certainly deserved the apology. I remember being in high school and the protests against the war. Those called up for National Service returned not to a hero’s welcome but were treated badly even by the RSL. You can read more about it here : ‘We are so sorry’: PM apologises to Vietnam veterans
My daughter, running friend and I participated in the Run Army on the 23rd. It was our second run event for the year as we head towards our half-marathon in June. You can read about the Run Army in my previous post
Spending TIME In the Kitchen
April in the kitchen saw another Home Restaurant Date Night as well as other cooking including our Book Club Baking and the Confidential Cook Book Club Review of the Moosewood Cookbook.
We purchased a pasta maker and made home made ravioli which was fun and something I always wanted to try.
On the menu for April:
- Home made Crab Ravioli – recipe coming soon
- Zucchinni Slice
- Nigella’s Ginger & Walnut Carrot Cake (minus the icing)
- Easy Muesli Slice
- Stuffed Eggplant with Rosemary & Olive Foccacia
- Chicken and Sweet Corn Chowder – recipe coming soon
The Women Living Well After 50 Podcast Season 5
The podcast continues to grow and I am now booked with interviews until mid August! It means that I will be moving to weekly releases rather than fortnightly for the moment.
I love interviewing my guests who all bring inspiration by sharing their stories. Episodes 6 & 7 of Season 5 of the WLWA50 Podcast were released during April. In Episode 6, I had the pleasure of chatting with another two inspirational women who are all sharing their knowledge to help Women Over 50 Live Well. I was delighted to meet and chat with Kate Christie, author of 5 books including her latest The Life List: Master Every Moment and Live an Audacious Life and time management expert. I also met Tracy McCubbin from dClutterfly and we talked about Making Space for Happiness through decluttering not just physically but mentally and why having lots of things won’t make you happy. You can catch the podcast through the link in the image below, on Youtube or on major platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music.
Link ups I’ve participated in during April included:
- Wednesday Words & Pics hosted by Denyse Whelan
- What’s On Your Plate? Challenge hosted by Donna from Retirement Reflections and Deb from The Widow Badass
- What’s On Your Bookshelf? and What’s Been On Your Calendar? Hosted by Deb from Deb’s World, Donna from Retirement Reflections, Jo from And Anyways and myself
- Tell Us About….. this is a link up I was introduced to by Deb from Deb’s World who is a co-host along with other bloggers from the UK and Us. Each month there is a prompt and this month was ‘Whimsy’
The 52 Book Club Reading challenge
I made time for reading again this month and you can catch up on my progress and reviews in my What’s On Your Bookshelf April edition post. I think this graphic is pretty cool as I can update it when I’ve read a book using one of the prompts and it shows my progress. It also helps me to remember what books I’ve read!
Blog Posts in April you may have missed
What’s On Your Plate? Zuchinni Slice
The Life List: Mastering Every Moment to Live an Audacious Life
It’s Time for Active April – Action for Happiness
Home Restaurant Date Night #4 Stuffed Eggplant – Confidential Cook Book Cooking
When Was the last time you were ‘Whimsical’?
What’s On Your Bookshelf? April Edition
Making Space for Happiness – How to stop attracting clutter to get the life you want
Making time to Remember….The Run Army 2023
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Well, that’s what’s been on my calendar for April and I Iook forward hearing what you’ve been up to. I’m sharing my co-hosts’ links as well so remember to pop over and visit to see how their April progressed.
Enjoy your month!
What’s Been On Your Calendar? #WBOYC
What: 2023 Monthly Wrap-Up Link Party.
When: Last Thursday PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Last Friday AM (Southern Hemisphere). The link will be open for 7 days
Why: A space to share highlights from your past month.
Where: Link Party, Blog, Blog Comments, Instagram or other social media.
Who: This linkup is open to everyone.
How: You can share in the comments, with a blog post, or on other social media of your choice. Include the hashtag so that we can find you and include your link in our posts.
The next #WBOYC will be Thursday May 25 /Friday May 26. I’m looking forward to seeing and reading What’s Been on your Calendar? during the month.