When I retired in April 2016, I made a commitment to keep learning - to keep the old brain-cogs turning. As the old adage goes “If you don’t use it, you’ll lost it!”. And there is enough research to suggest there’s a lot of truth in that saying. So why am I excited about WordCamp? … Continue reading Why Am I Excited About WordCamp?
How does a family of more than two-hundred members live harmoniously in close proximity? Stick around and I’ll talk you through the harmony in the village I live in. Like any family of more than two members (should that be, more than one member?), there are bound to be problems. Is that how it is … Continue reading Is there Harmony in the Village?
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 … Continue reading It’s All Rock ‘n Roll!
Families have been gathering around the dining room table to answer silly questions since 1981. It was back then that a group of Canadian men decided to launch the new game they had developed. The game, Trivial Pursuit was born, and families have been addicted to answering silly questions about trivia, ever since. Image from … Continue reading That’s Trivia!
Staging a Seniors Expo as part of the NSW Seniors Festival, demands a reasonable amount of time and brain-power - especially the brain-power. But - by putting our collective heads and shoulders together, we did it. Today was the day we opened our doors and our hearts, to show off where we live, and what … Continue reading Was It Worth It?
The countdown is over! Today is Friday and it is the twenty-second day of February, which means the Seniors Expo is happening today at Mountain View, Murwillumbah The Gold Coast is copping high winds, but up here on the hill at Mountain View, there’s just a nice breeze. There are dark clouds in the sky, … Continue reading Seniors Expo is Happening!
The countdown is on! Only four days until Aveo Mountain View’s Seniors Expo. That’s just four sleeps and a wakey - until Friday the 22nd February. We’ll put the coffee machine in overdrive, crank up the kettle, and make sure the biscuit tin is full. So take a drive up Byangum Road (from Murwillumbah), turn … Continue reading Four Days Until…!
If you are as old as me, you’ll remember the old days of running home from school to listen to your favourite radio show. We’ve come a long way since then. Today’s ten-year-old is likely to have an iPhone or iPad, so there’s no need to hurry home. Favourite programs can be accessed any time … Continue reading Memories of Radio
With only a week before Aveo Mountain View’s Big Day on the 22nd February, the timetable for the Seniors Expo is ready to go. Displays are being finalised and external agencies are lining up to attend. You will find us at 1 Ingram Place, Murwillumbah (off Byangum Road) and you can phone us on 02-6672-4800 … Continue reading Timetable for Seniors Expo
Julia has agreed to teach basic quilting and I can’t wait! I’ve signed up and I’m ready to go. We’ll start with hand-sewn squares, which apparently is the best way to start learning and then gradually move on to machine-sewn squares. Let the quilting lessons begin! All images in this post are from Pixabay When? … Continue reading Quilting Lessons
February brings tidings of new beginnings. As the Lunar New Year launches on the 5th February, we celebrate the Year of the Pig. And what better way to welcome the New Lunar Year than holding a Seniors Week Expo. Up here on the hill, at Aveo Mountain View Retirement Village, we pride ourselves on doing … Continue reading Seniors Week Expo!
Beware of a scam that I consider to be extremely dangerous. Recently I missed a call from an 02 number. The caller left a message, and when I dialled my message bank, I was greeted by an automated, computerised voice, announcing with some urgency that an affidavit had been filed in my name for a tax … Continue reading Dangerous Scam!
Cooking! The Chore We Either Love or Hate.... I have always found the hardest part of cooking is just figuring out what to cook. Day in and day out, we have to come up with ways of tempting our taste buds with something different, because let's face it, the old standard of steak and three … Continue reading The Recipe Book
Spammers - the callers we love to hate! We all hate getting those annoying phone calls, at the most inopportune times, from people trying to sell everything from Life Insurance to raffle tickets, but there's not much we can do about it.... or is there? I've found a really useful way of dealing with these … Continue reading Spam!
When something goes wrong and we are faced with an expensive repair job, the first question most of us ask is 'Who Is Responsible?' While most situations are easily determined as either 'Owner' or 'Owner's Corporation', there are some areas that aren't quite that easy and lie in that murky area between the two. So … Continue reading Who Is Responsible?
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 … Continue reading Retirement Re-Badged
Photos from China On the second day of the tour, Joan, Lynette and I decided to check out Zhujiajia, a town just 10 minutes from the Campus. We were fascinated by the waterways that divided the town, with access from one side to the other being across unique stone bridges. From the centre of the … Continue reading Photos of China
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 … Continue reading Planning Stage
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 … Continue reading Review of China Trip – Part 1
The view from the 25th floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Shanghai. After a great dinner at Lost Heaven Restaurant, we were treated to a spectacular view of the city on … Continue reading China Trip Photos