Boy Babies Wear Blue Booties… Don’t They?

Mine was one of the generations raised with the gender defining notion that boy babies wore blue booties, and girl babies wore pink booties. Fast forward to 2019 – those boy babies are now in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and blue has been ditched in favour of pink. For seniors who attended the recent Project Pink function at Mountain View Retirement Village, the room … Continue reading Boy Babies Wear Blue Booties… Don’t They?

Day Two – Tenterfield Trip

At the end of Day Two, fifteen weary but happy travellers were delivered safely back to our beautiful village. So with Part One of the Tenterfield Trip done and dusted, here is a pictorial account of Day Two. Day Two On Wednesday morning we woke to a beautiful crisp Autumn morning in Tenterfield (that’s code for FFFFF – Freezing Cold!). The sun was shining in … Continue reading Day Two – Tenterfield Trip

Tenterfield Trip – Part One

Synchronised alarm clocks started ringing around the village bright and early on Tuesday morning. It was the day for the Tenterfield trip – the bus was leaving at 8.00am – and fifteen of us planned to be on it. Weeks of planning and anticipation were about to come crashing in on each one of us. With last minute almost-forgotten items shoved into our packing, we … Continue reading Tenterfield Trip – Part One

It’s All Rock ‘n Roll!

There is nothing like the first few bars of a favourite song to rekindle memories. When that music is Rock ‘n Roll – well, two decades come flooding back. The ‘50’s and ‘60’s is where it all happened. From the hard times of the Thirties and Forties, the Fifties brought change: money started to flow again post-war employment flourished pre-war peace returned … and the … Continue reading It’s All Rock ‘n Roll!

Retirement Re-Badged

Aveo China Campus Being part of a Retirement Village can have it’s benefits – beyond the obvious: like-minded neighbours; peaceful and quiet living; security of having retired neighbours watching out for your unit while you travel the world; no gardens to maintain – lawns to mow – pool to clean (someone else takes care of all of these). If you’re in an Aveo Village, retirement just … Continue reading Retirement Re-Badged

Planning Stage

Suzy Cornelius outlines the travel opportunity for Australian Aveo residents to visit the Aveo campus in Shanghai. It sounded good, but got even better when I found out there was a Starbucks right next door. I signed up immediately! From the first brochure in July – to our departure tomorrow, there have been emails, meet-ups, and lots of planning happening. We’ve come through it all, and … Continue reading Planning Stage

Review of China Trip – Part 1

Review of China Immersion Program Inaugural Trip 2016  How do you capture the trip of a lifetime in a simple review of the highlights? I’m not sure if it is possible, but I’ll start at the beginning. When I bought my unit at Mountain View Murwillumbah in 2015, our Sales Consultant, Molly Cornelius, apologised for having to be away early September, just prior to settlement, as … Continue reading Review of China Trip – Part 1

China Immersion Trip – Planning

Suzy Cornelius outlines the travel opportunity for Australian Aveo residents to visit the Aveo campus in Shanghai. It sounded good, but got even better when I found out there was a Starbucks right next door. I signed up immediately! From the first brochure in July – to our departure tomorrow, there have been emails, meet-ups, and lots of planning happening. We’ve come through it all, and … Continue reading China Immersion Trip – Planning