Image_ (160)

Julie G Aka Barbara Bindland (2)Barbara Binland is the pen name of a senior, Julie Grenness, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is a poet, writer, and part-time English and Maths tutor, with over 40 years of experience. Her many books are available on Amazon and Kindle.

Now we are in our golden years, there is a lot of wisdom we have learnt along the way.


Here’s some tips for the greys,

Things we learn along the way,

Here’s some advice for you,

Things we all have to do,

Keep your licence up to date,

With no wheels, hard to relate,

Keep your quals intact,

Chances come along, that’s a fact,

Always sort your roadside assist,

Else car bingles leave you miffed,

Be a friend in a local workshop,

Keep that mechanic on the hop!

Always sort your Home Insurance too,

Else the burglars will give money to you!

For tradies, when you do the talking,

Through the phone books go a’walking,

And never listen when it’s bourbon talking,

Here’s some more tips to do,

Don’t let your kids, do this to you,

Don’t take drugs to Bali, boys,

You won’t be coming home, ahoy,

And don’t visit Columbia for your trips,

Drug cartels are not so hip,

Now, sit back, enjoy your cup of tea,

Tips for greys, like all of thee!

What is one of the most important life lessons you have learnt? Let us know in the comments below.