Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. What made us laugh or cry this week #3?

A brand new Friday Feature on Deb’s World

Winners and Losers of the week

In case you missed the news, I’ve come up with the idea of a weekly roundup of ‘stuff’ I’ve taken note of during the week. I’m thinking articles, blogs, videos, memes, photos, podcasts, memories, news, funny, sad, weird…it could be anything! Please note this is a work in progress and I’m still not too sure where I’m going with it yet. You are most welcome to join me in this quest each week!

Winners & Losers #3

Pat Campbell''s moving cartoon depicting 50 Muslims in various stages of prayer, representing the 50 victims of the Christchurch massacre.
  • I learnt a new word – anosmia – it means a person with a lack of smell. Did you know that one?
  • Having fun with a slinky and thinking outside the box in my #SundayStills post with the theme of Spring – I took it literally. For this shot I was lying on my stomach to get the right angle!!
Slinky au naturel 1
Springing into autumn
  • I’ve been blogging for 7 years – so congrats to me!!!
7 years of blogging
  • Christian Marclay’s work The Clock. I heard about it on a podcast and thought it sounded amazing! Here’s some information and the link below. Christian Marclay’s video installation The Clock comprises several thousand short extracts from cinema history that refer to time through the presence of a clock, watch face or related symbol. Mixing diverse film genres, eras and locations, it is a vibrant collage of imagery and sound that chronicles 24 hours’ duration. Source
  • Derry Girls on Netflix – definite winner! My sister and I binged on the whole series over a few days and thoroughly enjoyed it! I then found Sonia’s guide on How to speak like a Derry Girl which helped my understanding immensely!
  • A winning quote:
Time quote
  • I heard a new term this week – Concierge Parents – and it struck a chord in light of last week’s article about parents paying for their children’s exam results to be increased. Here’s a link to an article which explains more about it, I’d love to hear what you think. Profoundly dangerous: a generation at rick from concierge parents
  • Gun laws – feeling sick from watching and hearing about deception and treachery in Australian politics this week.
  • Another political loser was the result in the NSW State election because of the amalgamation of our council. This was my tweet from Sunday morning.
  • Alison was a real winner winner chicken dinner on the weekend. She had arranged a special day for my sister’s (belated) birthday which included shopping, flowers, markets, photography, modelling, flower arranging and then she cooked us all a delicious dinner – my goodness that girl is talented! Flowers and photography just happen to be some of my sister’s favourite things. They had kept the details of the day a secret from me and kept dropping hints about what we were going to do – some of them were absolutely hilarious! Thanks also to Tim as our driver and gopher all day! I used her photo in my Wordless Wednesday post this week as she was very keen to get onto Deb’s World!!
A cherub in the garden
A cherub in the garden

Here are a few shots from our lovely afternoon.

  • I’ve had a lovely week with my sister this week and am happy she is feeling a bit better as the days go by. Celebration of Sharon Day

So that’s week #3 of my new Friday Feature done and dusted. I wanted to have more winners than losers and I’ve succeeded in that quest! If you missed earlier posts you can find them here – Winners and Losers

What made you winners/losers list this week? Let me know if you have any suggestions for me!

Have a lovely week ahead!

Deb 🙂

Talk soon

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29 Replies to “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. What made us laugh or cry this week #3?”

  1. Lots of great news on which to report, Debbie! I got sick this week (chest cold?) again, so I am laying low for a couple of days! Must have been from sitting on the airplane coming back from Hawaii…hubby got sick too! Congrats on 7 years of blogging!!

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    1. Thanks Terri, it’s nice to have good news at the moment I think. Sorry to hear you’ve both not been well, hope you’re on the mend now. I’ve really enjoyed my 7 years of blogging and will continue on 🙂

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  2. I can’t believe I have made it on to Deb’s World. This is way faster than I got accepted as a friend by Mrs. P!

    I had a lovely time on Sunday too! What a blast 🙂

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    1. You’ve made it onto Deb’s World twice this week Alison – quite the star!!

      Haha Mrs P is quite discerning with her friend requests 🙂

      Thanks again for everything on Sunday – such fun 🙂


    1. Thanks so much Donna, I love the thought of us having a coffee/cup of tea together and just chatting 🙂 . Yes the years of blogging have flown by, it’s so much fun, especially with lovely bloggers like you to meet and chat with from the other side of the world.


  3. Congrats on 7 years firstly!!

    Losers – the British government at the moment with the whole Brexit malarkey 👎🏽

    Winners – my nursery class with their beautiful paintings of their mummies for Mothers Day 😍

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  4. Great idea Deb, love it. Jo and I are both winners and losers this week as we’re on a new healthy diet which is making us healthier but we’re missing those tasty unhealthy snacks. More winning I guess.

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  5. These Friday’s come round quickly don’t they Deb! How lovely to spend time with your sister and I bet she felt special despite the testing time she is going through. I’ve learned a new word thanks to you and my daughter is an anosmiac I must tell her. It’s alwsys good to have more winners than losers. Have a great weekend 👍🏼😊

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  6. Ha, seven years. You’re surely not old enough! So…
    Winners: a week in Suffolk to write (me- yah), Suffolk gold cheese (new find – oh goodness…), climate change protests by 20000 teens out side parliament…
    Losers: the numpties inside parliament, my accidental sprinkling of ground ginger rather than ground cinnamon on wife’s porridge, the delivery man who left the parcel with ‘that friendly dog’ (she wrote that in the card she popped through the front door) by tipping said parcel into the garden – apparently when the owner arrived home the parcel was beyond identification…

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    1. Thanks Geoff, you’ve made me smile with your descriptions 🙂 . I’m afraid your numpties are making the news all over the world 😦 Ground ginger and cinnamon are a similar colour…..but not quite a similar taste! Stay calm and write on!

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  7. Oooh congratulations on 7 years!! It doesn’t seem like you are close to running out of things to write about, so you can keep going for at least another 7! 😉

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  8. Congratulations Deb on being a blogger for 7 years, wow, that is undoubtedly an achievement in the blogging world. I enjoy being your blogging friend from over the ditch 🙂 Though I can’t keep up with all your blog posts and I am sure you understand. We may even manage to organise a short hike together 🙂

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