Friday Feature on Deb’s World
Winners & Losers #5
I’m having fun with my latest weekly roundup, sharing some of the cringe worthy or laugh out loud ‘stuff’ I’ve taken note of during the week. You are most welcome to join me in this quest each week by leaving me a comment with your own winners and losers!
A winning meme considering we changed our clocks back this week. Thankfully I didn’t have to take the hammer to the oven after all! Also gratitude to my daughter who changed the clock in my car so it doesn’t show the wrong time for the next few months!
A fun evening out at our favourite Cafe on a mid-week night, saw us enjoying The Frank Burkitt Band, a folksy trio with double bass, guitar, mandolin and steel guitar. The music was original and the delicious supper a real winner! It’s so good to have these musical opportunities in our small, quite isolated town. I shared this photo from the night on Instagram.
A lovely sight – just the other day we saw the Principal of the Primary School, out with two young students. Just before the holidays, the Principal selects a few students who have made good progress during the term and she takes them out to a local cafe for a milkshake and a chat. The students were wide eyed and full of curiosity at being out on such a special date. It was so good to see the Principal interacting and the students reciprocating with enthusiasm. It made my heart sing 🙂
The biggest winner for the week was having our youngest daughter home for a longish weekend. It involved flights and hours of driving but it was well worth having her home with us. Just us, just her! She was able to catch up with friends, enjoy the beautiful autumn weather, sleep in her old bed with the comfiest pillows and see her father’s preparations for his upcoming Kokoda Trek. I cooked her some cracking meals , took her out for brunch and we simply relaxed ‘at home’.
We also FaceTimed her big sister in England so we had a full weekend ‘seeing’ all three of our daughters 🙂 Always a winner in my book!
Another fun time over the weekend was catching up with daughter no.2 and our baby granddaughter, even if only for a few hours. Here’s my favourite photo of Eliza engaging with her niece, by getting down to her level on the floor! Isn’t that a sweet shot?
You may not have seen this post Eliza wrote about me a few years ago. It always makes me tear up, I just love it – My daughter wrote this for me about me
Our Rotary Exchange student Anna, from Hungary, is now on a Rotary organised trip seeing parts of Australia that I still haven’t seen! The group is currently in Central Australia on their way to North Queensland and then working their way down the coast back to Canberra. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the students from Europe, Taiwan, Japan and Brazil. Here’s Anna with Lisa, from The Netherlands, just hours before they set off on their Safari.
During the week there were protests by Vegans, across Australia. It has been a source of many conversation with emotions running high in some cases!
Bluey is a lovely Australian children’s cartoon, which I’ve only just discovered, and this week it was announced that it’s set to go global. The amazing thing is they are keeping the Australian accents intact! Here’s a link to the ABC story I also suggest you do a search and check out some of the fun videos, they are very family friendly! I love the one about grannies 🙂
Another week, another political mention – this time it’s the fact that our Prime Minister has finally called an election for May 18 and we now have to put up with election advertisements in our faces for the next few weeks. None of them are terribly inspiring and I’ll try not to mention it again!
I’m getting a bit concerned about our ‘curated lives’, as opposed to our ‘real lives’ and I’m planning on writing a post about it soon. The latest cringe-worthy mention I heard was on a podcast yesterday where mothers who have just had a new baby, are posting photos of themselves on social media in bikinis with flat stomachs and looking glamorous. One also admitted to removing the pad for the few minutes of the photo shoot so that it wasn’t obvious she was still bleeding from having just had a baby!! I don’t get the purpose of these types of photos, is it to make them feel better, show they are still the same person despite having just literally given birth, show off, or is it getting to be all about how we look these days? I’m starting to unfollow some people on Instagram, those who only have photos of themselves in their feed, for no particular reason. I have one blogger friend who is a cancer sufferer and started a daily posting of her outfits of the day. This is different as she explains it’s for her to dress with a purpose, get up and get out each day and feel better about herself despite her massive number of facial surgeries. That’s a real reason to post a photo of yourself not just to try and sell sometime or get as many like as you can. I will admit to having taken a few selfies but I don’t share very many as I’m too embarrassed and it’s not all about me!
What do you think of our curated lives these days?
During the week our little town held its annual Welcome to Tumbarumba night. This is organised by the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club cooked the bbq for dinner. The idea is to invite all new residents to town, those who have moved in within the year since last year’s event and provide them with information about services, community groups, and general information about our town. It is always a good night with speakers volunteering to speak about their organisation and how new people are able to join in, if it is of interest to them. The new families have the opportunity to tell the group of their story of how they came to Tumbarumba , they also receive a native plant for their garden and a gift bag of local information. I’m not sure if this sort of thing is held elsewhere but I always think it’s a real winner. As a member of our local Rotary Club I enjoy meeting new people and helping to welcome them to town.
And the Big News is…..
Voting is now open in The Annual Bloggers Bash Awards. Deb’s World is thrilled to be nominated in the Best Lifestyle Blog category along with some of my favourite bloggers. Here’s the link to the voting – it’s so easy to do! I would appreciate any votes 🙂 Bloggers Bash Voting is Live
Voting is NOW open!
So that’s week #5 of my new Friday Feature done and dusted. I like that I have more winners than losers again!
Do you have any thoughts on any of these winners or losers for the week? Let me know what you think.
What made you winners/losers list this week? Let me know if you have any suggestions for me!
Have a lovely week ahead – it’s coming up to Easter very soon and the autumn weather continues to fill me with joy!
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