Magic Carpet Ride

We often hear of lottery winners and retirees taking that “Big Trip” and I wonder how that is for them if they choose 5-Star options? Do they travel for travels sake, undertake “tick box” tourism, is their travel focused or themed, or just a general “see what we find”? A few disclosures, then jump on […]

Stand up for your consumer rights; know them and how to exercise them

Yes you do have consumer rights. Unfortunately, Australia has regressed from strong consumer laws passed in the 1970’s. However, take heart, you still have power. Hopefully this post provides some insights into dealing effectively with well-founded, significant consumer complaints of any dollar value.  One of the first considerations when following through with a consumer complaint […]

Volunteering – a noble aspiration!

One of the things regularly recommended for retirees is to take up a voluntary role. Indeed, volunteering can be a great way to keep connected and maintain our self-worth. Many of us will have done volunteer work throughout our lives through involvement in long standing service groups, e.g. Lions, bodies associated with our children’s school […]

A week in Paris ….

…. is not enough. But a week we had and we made the most of it. We stayed in an apartment in the 11th arrondisement.  This area is away from the main tourist areas and for us, was perfect. The location meant we could do some shopping and cooking for ourselves and enjoy eating in restaurants […]

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