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Fifty-five? When did that happen?

It happened today. My fifty-fifth birthday snuck up and slapped me. Hard. Really frigging hard. I long ago mastered the dark art of downplaying my birthday. Avoiding the limelight. Deflecting the invitations to celebrate. It’s never been about resisting getting old. I simply don’t enjoy the attention. Today, as I watched the birthday posts tick… Continue reading Fifty-five? When did that happen?

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Exclusive Discount Ticket Offer: Beautiful You Australia

This weekend 13-14 September, the first ever Beautiful You Australia kicks off in Melbourne, and if you’re interested, the organisers/promoters are offering a ticket discount (25% off) to readers of Being Fifty-something. Beautiful You Australia aims to redefine the traditional thoughts of beauty and combines the very best in hair, beauty, fashion, health, anti-ageing and happiness… Continue reading Exclusive Discount Ticket Offer: Beautiful You Australia

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Jae’s Date and Almond Meringue Torte (for Father’s Day’s sake)

Today is Father’s Day in my part of the world, and almost 25 years to the day since my dad died. Inside I ached and reminisced, running my mind’s melancholy movie reel of that godawful time. Outwardly, I was swept up into family celebrations for the other fabulous fathers around me. Twixt the laughter and chatter, memories… Continue reading Jae’s Date and Almond Meringue Torte (for Father’s Day’s sake)

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The good, the bad and the brilliant [1 September 2014]

A (roughly) weekly round-up of what’s got in my head, up my nose and in my heart. THE GOOD My friend Prue grows perfect lemons. Yes, they’re perfectly perfect … for juicing, for zesting, for slicing. They’re a lovely deep saffron colour and the skin is thin – you get to the flesh fast. Prue’s… Continue reading The good, the bad and the brilliant [1 September 2014]