good bad brilliant · health matters · inspiring folk · out and about

A whisky discovery workshop (in pursuit of longevity)

Being fifty-something, I love a story of long livedness. This past week I came across this story of Grace, a 110-year-old who is the UK’s tenth oldest person. Grace (known affectionately as Amazing Grace) credits her longevity to having had a night-cap of Famous Grouse whisky every evening for the last 60 years. Heartening stuff… Continue reading A whisky discovery workshop (in pursuit of longevity)

bookishness · inspiring folk · out and about

Ancient Rain with Paul Kelly + Camille O’Sullivan

Being fifty-something, I love an experience anchored by a moment in history. A happening my future self can align to something important. It’s a variation on “where I was when …” the twin towers collapsed/John Lennon was shot/the Berlin wall came down. My future self will now remember the day I saw Ancient Rain as the… Continue reading Ancient Rain with Paul Kelly + Camille O’Sullivan

good bad brilliant · inspiring folk

MobileMuster – transforming lives AND lessening landfill

Being fifty-something, I’m inspired by two-birds-one-stone opportunities – social-positive concepts that do double-duty to make the most of my effort or donation. This heartening partnership between MobileMuster and Able Australia has got inspirational written all over it. For September and October, MobileMuster and Able Australia are joining forces in an initiative that supports Australia’s deafblind… Continue reading MobileMuster – transforming lives AND lessening landfill

inspiring folk · out and about · remembering / musing

Arcadia—sound of the sea … a memory-kindling photographic exhibition

Being fifty-something means that at least part of your teenage years occupied the seventies. In my seventies teenage world, where our little house in the suburbs was a 30-minute drive from world-class surf beaches, the cool kids were the surfer boys … the guys who somehow disappeared each weekend, made their way to the coast… Continue reading Arcadia—sound of the sea … a memory-kindling photographic exhibition

good bad brilliant · inspiring folk

The good, the bad and the brilliant: All Hallows’ Eve edition

A (roughly) weekly maybe monthly round-up of what’s got in my head, up my nose and in my heart. THE GOOD I’m not a raving fan of All Hallows’ Eve or Halloween or whatever you call it in your part of the world. I don’t have anything against it … I just never felt the urge… Continue reading The good, the bad and the brilliant: All Hallows’ Eve edition

health matters · inspiring folk

Dem bones, dem bones … SCREAM for Halloween campaign

Being fifty-something, I’m heartened to hear that it’s never too late to think about your bone health and the decisions you can make to help prevent osteoporosis. And I love this new October SCREAM for Halloween campaign by Healthy Bones Australia / Osteoporosis Australia that challenges us to think about bone health just as our thoughts… Continue reading Dem bones, dem bones … SCREAM for Halloween campaign