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After our September 2017 visit to Paris we travelled onwards to Portugal, starting our trip in Porto. This was our first visit to Portugal and my expectations were high. Why you might ask? Well there is some interesting family history on my Mother’s side of the family. My …

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It was once nigh impossible to find shoes for travel and walking that were both stylish and comfortable. Enter FRANKiE4 Footwear’s podiatrist and physiotherapist designed range, now my preferred footwear choice for everyday wear as well as travel. [This post is sponsored by FRANKiE4 Footwear.] My FRANKiE4 Footwear …

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Paris, a name to conjure with. What does it conjure up for you? For me definitely champagne, fromage, baguette and patisserie. But of course Paris is so much more than that. My fourth visit to Paris For my fourth visit to Paris (and my third with Rowan) we combined some …

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Having a travel capsule wardrobe that works is essential when travelling for an extended period. This is our second 6 week trip to Europe and I always spend considerable time planning what I will take to wear. Once we have done our travel planning I start at the most obvious …

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International travel planning is for us where the journey begins; let us share some tips on how we plan and book our travel. We love to travel (I know, I keep telling you that don’t I), and for us the journey begins long before we board a flight …

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Using daily management tools (or time management in retirement) is perhaps even more important now than when in full time employment. One of the greatest challenges of the newly retired is finding purpose and satisfaction in life. During our years of employment, goals and objectives are often set externally by …

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So called reality television seems to have taken over our free to air channels (well not so much the ABC and SBS, but definitely the commercial television channels). We all know the reason – it is cheap to produce and it must be popular? I wonder though how popular it …

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Insurance and plans for funerals seem to feature extensively these days on free to air television. Is this the best that product marketers can pitch to our demographic? I hope not. Having said that, I have had cause in recent months to reflect on funeral traditions and trends and to …

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Life is generally pretty good for Rowan and me, but we have been challenged over the past six months. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am the first to say that many other people experience far greater challenges than we do. Having said that, a few things have …

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Penang – the Pearl of the Orient – and a terrific compare and contrast to our time in Singapore. Almost everything is different here – definitely the prices and yes it is grubbier and not as well maintained – but this is Asia, in a way that I know Asia …

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