cresting the hill blog owner


Hi! I'm Leanne and I live in the southwest of Western Australia - about 2 hours drive south of Perth (our capital city). I blog about enjoying Midlife and the empty nest, early retirement, and thriving in your 50's and 60's. I'm loving every minute of my life: my marriage, my family, my friends, my hobbies, the free time I have now I'm no longer working, and Midlife in general.


It hasn't always been this way, so I've decided to share the valuable life lessons I've learned since turning 50 that revolve around letting go of the things that complicate life and cause pain. I'm embracing people and choices that bring happiness into my life, it's about being grateful every day for my blessings which include:


Family-wise, I have a husband named Ross who I have been married to for 40 years, through many ups and downs and in-betweens, and we are still going strong.


We have two adult children - Jared who is married to Hannah, and Erin who is married to Luke. Jared is a mechatronic engineer and Erin is a high school English teacher. They both moved to the city to go to university, found work, met their spouses and stayed there - making occasional trips back home to check we're still alive.

                         Jared and Hannah and their girls                                                                                           Erin and Luke

Jared and Hannah became parents in 2016 and I became a proud Nan to a little girl named Sophia May. Then in August 2018 they presented us with another adorable grandgirl - Georgia Skye. These two little girls are an absolute joy - grandchildren are just the best!

story time


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