Month: August 2016

Retired… what now?

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Today was the final gathering of a small group I have been leading each Monday morning for the last six weeks. It was titled, Transitioning to Retirement and part of U3A – University of the Third Age. Feedback from participants suggested I should change the title of the group – hence “Retired…what now?” was suggested as an alternative. We looked at all most of the issues that we face during retirement such as seeking a new direction, […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

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My choice for this week’s challenge is an old railway signal 0il lamp in what was a black metal case. It is a single wick 0il burner with rotating blue and red lenses. It was used in the Victorian Railways when Bendigo was known as Sandhurst (see the markings on the lamp). A poll was taken on April 28, 1891 to determine whether or not to change the name. Click HERE if you would like […]

Transitions take time …

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Acceptance / Baby Boomers / Meaning of life and that stuff / Uncategorized / Wisdom

I gave up full time work six years ago and I am still adjusting to the changes brought about by that decision. Many, many times I dreamed I was back at work – usually late and a bit lost – people had moved around and I couldn’t find them. This week I dreamed my old boss fired me! I was actually pleased, especially when he gave me a cheque for $14,000 (only in my dream)! […]

Developing Your Eye II – Triumphant

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This is the final post in a series by WordPress. I struggled to think of what photo I could take that would demonstrate the word, triumphant. I decided on this one mainly with the reminder that we can be triumphant in most things we undertake if we can only get started and then have the boldness to complete the task.

An interview with Lyn Murfitt, Colour Consultant (on retirement)

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Baby Boomers / beautiful / Fashion, Colour / Gratitude / Uncategorized

I recently posted this interview on my Transitioning to Retirement blog and decided to share it here as well :). Lyn, what does the word retirement mean to you? BOREDOM! I love working, simply because it is so stimulating for my brain, and it certainly gets my creative juices going!  There is always an amazing experience or lesson to be learned each and every day! What strategies have you used in transitioning from one phase of your […]

Developing Your Eye II – Edge

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If I understand this challenge correctly, it is to use an editing tool to ensure a straight line is visible within the photo. I struggled with this, so instead, I took a photo of some artwork in my office. The framed photo in the middle has driven me crazy in trying to hang it as straight as I can. It was when I recognised that the frame is straight but the photo subject (part of […]