#SheReviews Stan & Ollie

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 a […]

The French Film Festival’s 30th Birthday

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 the […]

It’s About The Sleeves This Summer

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 for […]

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

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 at […]

Christmas Stresses & How To Cope

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 extra […]

No More Secrets For Heide

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 the […]

#SheReviews Robin Hood

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 demands […]

Queen Bee Wannabees Sting Senior Women

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 work […]

Are Manners Going Out The Window?

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 if […]

Celebrating Seniors Week

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 has […]

Plastic Bags Bandwagon

I call it the plastic bag bandwagon. Everyone has jumped on it; some retail supermarkets are copping it more than others not to mention plastic packaging and every other daily plastic sale from retailers.  It is not that simple and sounds like […]

Meet The Women In Racing

Ready set go! The quiet atmosphere was electrifying. All you could hear was the low deep hum of thirty four Toyota  86 Race Series cars, lined up bumper to bumper like a long colourful decaled train. Exhaust fumes lingered in the air […]

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