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Lessons Learned in Moving House

Dear Readers The feature image says it all! I hope you’re having a good week and you’re managing to find joy in this very strange world. What are you looking forward too? What are the new and interesting things you are doing right now? For me life is really simple…Pack…

28 August 2020 | Life-Style

Where Will You Travel?

Currently, we need permits to cross from one state to another within Australia. If you live in Victoria you are persona non grata interstate. Think …… The Black Death. Cross border travel permits are few and far between. There are exceptions. I’m thinking here of the member of a wealthy,…

21 August 2020 | Life-Style

Viva 70 Article Connects Lost Family

It’s a hum – drum day of calendar watching to see when lock – down in Melbourne ends and I can see family again. I’m packing for the impending house move and the cat weaves her way among boxes and lashes out at the giant rolls of bubble wrap invading…

21 August 2020 | Life-Style

Waiting and the Numbers Game

How are you travelling? Is life good, bad or indifferent, or a mix of all of these? What do you enjoy most in your current world? What gives your life meaning? What are you waiting for? If these were your last days how would you use them differently? These are…

14 August 2020 | Life-Style

Old Houses New Houses

Dear Viva 70 Friends, It seems that even in a pandemic the world can slow but life cannot stop! This week I finalised the sale of my home on Monday and signed a contract on the purchase of a new home on Thursday.  It’s been quite a week! The Moet…

31 July 2020 | Life-Style

A Covid-19 Reality: What Will The World be Like in 2023?

Melbourne is back in lock-down and Covid-19 numbers are rising dramatically in Victoria. The pariah state. Other “healthy”states trap shut their borders and carefully managing the flow of freight, Aussies returning from overseas and quarantine while tentatively opening up their lives. Melbourne mid winter is mostly grey and moody and…

10 July 2020 | Life-Style

Corona Couture

It’s Saturday and I’m reading the Good Weekend magazine over my morning coffee. There’s an article entitled Why your Seventies are the new Power Decade. The glossy pages show images of ex model Lauren Hutton (76), Dame Anna Wintour (aka Vogue magazines pouting, suffer no fools editor (70), Dame Helen…

29 June 2020 | Life-Style

Adventure Before Dementia

Along the highway this morning I passed a caravan with these words written loud and clear…Adventure Before Dementia. But what if its too late? How do you have dementia and still adventure? Is this possible? Or if you, or a loved one have other serious illnesses? What happens when one…

15 June 2020 | Life-Style

A Friday Chat

Hi Everyone! I just thought I’d take time to stop and have a chat. Perhaps grab a coffee or tea? I’ve made some date loaf…the diet starts tomorrow. Let’s sit on the comfy chairs in the sun………. How are you getting on in this very different world we find ourselves…

5 June 2020 | Life-Style