Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s – Dreamscapes

by Music for your wildest dreams was our gift from Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s (QSO) latest production of DREAMSCAPES. Aptly named for the audience as we settled in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC) majestic Concert Hall. Another packed audience was transported to […]

Life In 1985

by I remember the eighties well, we lived through one of the most predominant fear related topics of our time, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. It had a substantial impact on the health and economy in countries all around the world. […]

#SheReviews Five Feet Apart

by When I hear of a disease, yet know little of it, I realise it’s time to find out more. The recent screening of Roadshow Films, “Five Feet Apart” prompted me to do this. I attended on behalf of She Society and […]

Remembering Simone de Beauvoir

by It was during my days studying philosophy when I was introduced to what became one of my most powerful and inspirational literary influencers. She was also my mentor, although she was never aware of it. Given it is International Women’s Day […]

#SheReviews Stan & Ollie

by Do you remember Laurel and Hardy? I do and as a young girl thought their movies were funny, sometimes silly. Thanks to She Society’s invitation from Entertainment One, I attended the preview screening of STAN & OLLIE and was reintroduced to […]

The French Film Festival’s 30th Birthday

by Quel moment excitant d’avoir trente ans en 2019.   How exciting for the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival who once again exceeds its reputation as it presents a line up ‘pare excellence’ of 54 features and documentaries. The biggest ever in […]

It’s About The Sleeves This Summer

by It’s hot in Australia right now and for older women clothing choices becomes a challenge, particularly when we fancy a social outing and need to make an effort to look chic. Dress choices can be limiting as many designs are made […]

Go On, You Can Do It In This New Year!

by I hadn’t planned to travel earth’s annual orbit of the sun in last year’s new year resolution, but according to my Fitbit, my step count was kind of close. Really? Close to over 940 million kilometres? I don’t think so. However […]

Christmas Stresses & How To Cope

by Christmas is almost here and with it comes particular stresses whether we want them or not. It is difficult to avoid and truth be known by the time Christmas Day arrives most of us force ourselves to dig deeper for that […]

No More Secrets For Heide

by It was a cloudy morning when we parked our SUV at 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen in Victoria. Despite out-of-towners assumption about Melbourne’s weather, November was a pleasant, warm and breezy 31 degrees. I was thrilled when my cousins suggested we visit […]

#SheReviews Robin Hood

by The story is a new old This may be the seventh remake since 1922 but does it really matter when each one has a different twist to this legendary movie? Robin Hood movie makers are compelled to adjust to 21st century […]

Queen Bee Wannabees Sting Senior Women

by By the time you reach your late fifties you believe you have a reasonable grasp on workplace challenges. Women in my era, Baby Boomers, have worked 40-50 years or more. Some full or part time, some raising children, others not. Our […]

Are Manners Going Out The Window?

by The topic was Modern Manners and I was listening to Loretta Ryan’s Sunday morning show on Brisbane’s 612ABC radio. It inspired me to write this column.   There appears to be a decline in basic social manners. It makes me wonder […]

Celebrating Seniors Week

by As a fully-fledged ‘senior citizen’ I have developed a respectful understanding of the importance of celebrating Seniors Week. Every year, each Australian state celebrates this large annual event for senior citizens at different times of the year. In Queensland our week […]

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