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 […]

Plastic Bags Bandwagon

by 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 […]

#SheTalks – Emily Duggan

by Ruth Greening sits down with supercar driver- Emily Duggan. Ruth GreeningOn the birth of her two grandsons, Ruth Greening experienced an awakening in her life and entering Gen GP (Generation Grandparent) she was given the moniker Nanny Babe as her ‘grandmother’ […]

#SheTalks – Madison Dunston

by Ruth Greening sits down with supercar driver- Madison Dunston. SheSocietyShe Society is a site for the women of Australia to share our stories, our experiences, shared learnings and opportunities to connect. http://www.shesociety.com.au

Meet The Women In Racing

by 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 […]

The Loneliness Epidemic Can Be Cured

by As we edge into the Australian winter months, it often means extended time spent indoors and for many, a feeling or sense of loneliness.  In 2001 Robert Putman published a best seller “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community” […]

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