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‘Where have you been G?’: stilts, bands, and birthdays basically

Travelling for work is fun, but being home is good for my health

Love travel, and love being home again #gratitude #over50 #travel #homebody #australia @boneAndsilver

Hi! It’s been ages 10 days since I last wrote a post, I’m sorry. Life just got busy, y’know. What with ’18’s big birthday, and 3 gigs on 3 weekends with my fabulous boss/dearest friend, I’ve just not had time to be near my computer. Which is actually very nice, to be honest.

Except I miss y’all!

But I had to pack my stilts for 2 different festivals on 2 consecutive weekends, including my favourite music festival of the year, at which I saw no less than 15 bands. We then flew to Adelaide for a Winter Festival down by the river, at which I drifted silently like a Cloud, AND met up with fellow WordPress blogger Eve over at Unleashing the CougerΒ – photo credit & fancy filter to Eve.

To top off the distractions, yesterday was MY birthday- a proud and delightful 52.

FIFTY TWO. HOW THA HELL did that happen? I can’t believe it; when my Mum was this age, I emigrated to Australia by myself, as a feisty, stubborn, yet-also-anxious 20-yr old, and didn’t see her for years… no Skype or FaceTime back then.

I had the loveliest day here: woke up early, lay in bed musing (my fav pastime), then when ’18’ finally woke up we went to an outdoor spa together, so sat chatting in the jacuzzis and steam rooms surrounded by bamboo and fairy lights- so pretty. A healthy lunch at home was then followed by a sunset beach walk from The Comet Woman (still flaming by, and thrilling/scaring/calming me in equal amounts).

Now I need to do some catching up on all your blogs, and get ready for my little house party this weekend: a cosy ‘Beats Bubbles and Bakes’ gathering on Saturday afternoon, with champagne, homemade cakes, pumpkin soup, and the grooviest funky dance mixes from two DJ friends… I wish I could invite you all, but then it would just get too big!

To sum up the start of this new year of my life, I wrote this on my personal FB page; sharing it here seems like a good idea.

52 hey? I have no idea what 52 is meant to look like, so I am just gonna dance, write, love, learn, explore, share, fuck up, mourn, re-centre, feast, pray, pleasure, create, and politically agitate my way through this coming year… I am filled up with Love and Gratitude for all my beloveds, who are my chosen Family, and for my funky and eccentric blood relatives, who span the globe from Madagascar to New York, Norway, Sydney and the U.K. Thank you all for your connections and support in my ongoing adventure of ageing as disgracefully and present as I can, while my darling son watches on with amusement, occasional annoyance, and a begrudging admiration which still thrills me. Let’s all keep loving each other, our unique planet, and most importantly those less fortunate than ourselves, because I am ONE LUCKY BITCH.

In gratitude for birthdays and swear words, G xO


  1. Coyote from Orion says

    Happy birthday for yesterday G. Hope you’re going well. Good luck for the year ahead xxx

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      • Coyote from Orion says

        Glad you are ok. Best of luck this year and for the eclipse Saturday morning πŸΊπŸ¦‰πŸ¦‰

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          • Coyote from Orion says

            People are talking about a shake up. Have definitely been feeling some emotions and anxieties leading up. I get sparks of paranoia that can stress me though right now I am resigning to surfing them… and feeling a bit excited about what catastrophe could possibly be thrown in my way.
            I am 43 next week and by this age I am good at keeping my side of the street clean. Serenity and boredom are each as beautifully joyous as each other.
            My totem suggests some capacity to roll those laughing Sam’s dice.
            Bless you my fellow circus freak. You simply did what I always wanted to.
            Rock on

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          • Coyote from Orion says

            Slowly and steadily. Not in any hurry to rush much even if others try to force me. Good decisive communication out there. People don’t have to like it but if we set our boundaries clearly and they persist in not respecting them… the god and goddess just keep on moving in the rhythm of life.
            Blessings x

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      • gigglingfattie says

        he is! We still have some tears around the pool but yesterday as soon as he got into the pool they stopped and he actually did the whole lesson and I was able to move away from the pool little by little without him freaking out. And he didn’t want to let me leave when it was time for me to go! He’s so cute.

        And that’s ok to be gone for a bit! You’ve been busy!

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  2. Hey! Yesterday was my birthday, too! We’re birthday twins! πŸ™‚ Happy birthday! Are you a Leo or cusp of Cancer and Leo?


    • Hey- happy Earthday to you too! πŸ™‚
      I’m a Cusper- so both Cancer and Leo- am so both (bit of a nightmare sometimes) Hope you had a fab day πŸ™‚ G x

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    • Thanks Eve- I don’t like to make a big fuss of it- wanted to keep the focus on just meeting you and sharing stories πŸ™‚ And that’s ‘Sly SILVER fox’ thanks πŸ˜‰ x

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  3. Happy Birthday! Enjoy and celebrate! 50’s are truly a fabulous free time for us women. Hopefully you feel ageless in your mind and we somehow let go of all the baggage, so its a freer existence I think. Celebrate you!! πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’žπŸ˜

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