Friday Feature on Deb’s World
Winners & Losers #7
Welcome to my weekly roundup, where I share some of the cringe worthy, sad 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!
School holidays can be fraught so this video might help relieve some stress 🙂
This Sammy J video made me laugh! Although school holiday angst is a thing of the past for me, I could relate to this and I’m sure you can too!
Just B! 🙂
Isn’t this great advice??
Family quote 🙂
This isn’t in any way related to the story below about Easter Family Time 🙂
Name Days 🙂
According to Anna, our Hungarian Rotary Exchange Student, the 24 April is the Hungarian Name Day for Deborah. As my birthday is close to Christmas I’m claiming this day as my very own special mid-year day 🙂
Anna explained that Name days are like a second birthday in Hungary. I’ll take the special day without the addition of any years onto my age, thanks very much! A woman is typically given flowers and made a fuss of, on her name day by friends and family and a suitable greeting is boldog névnapot kívánok (neked)! I wish you a happy name-day!
Given that I’m home alone at the moment, it was lovely to have a bike ride around town with a friend followed by tea and a chat at our favourite cafe. Happy Name day to me. Here I am doing what I do best, sitting, chatting, smiling and drinking tea.
ANZAC Biscuits 🙂
It’s not often I share recipes on here but these are very special biscuits! You can read more about Anzac Day here
**CWA of NSW Anzac Biscuit Recipe**
150g (1 cup) plain flour
220g (1 cup) sugar
100g (1 cup) rolled oats
90g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon golden syrup or treacle
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and lightly grease two baking trays. Combine the flour in a bowl with the sugar, rolled oats and coconut. Melt the butter in a saucepan with the golden syrup over medium heat. Combine the boiling water with the bicarbonate of soda and stir to dissolve. Add to the butter mixture and mix well,then stir into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined. Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto the trays, allowing room for spreading.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Easter family fun 🙂
Easter was glorious – the weather, the company, family, chocolate and hot cross buns! As the Mathematician was away trekking in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, as mentioned in last week’s Winners and Losers, I was lucky to have lots of family come to visit. My mother, my brother, my sister and brother-in-law, my uncle (mum’s brother), my daughter and son in law and my baby granddaughter – it was a full house!
We all enjoyed relaxing, drinking copious cups of tea and catching up on family news. The fire bucket was fun late afternoon time and we even got the marshmallows out for toasting 🙂
Everyone had travelled great distances to be together, which always makes it much more special – we value family get togethers and make the effort to meet up whenever we can. (Photo courtesy of my brother and taken by my uncle).
(Note: eagle eyed readers may notice my sister and I have the same dress on only in different colours! We do this quite often which is very weird 🙂 And Emilia is enjoying a lamb chop bone in her high chair – she’s so cute!)
Press coverage and news 😦
Why is it that something positive can be reported in such a negative way, to diminish the joy of the occasion? I know there are always two sides to things but trying to be controversial just to make a story is very upsetting! Luckily another story on the same topic was much more positive this week and restored my faith a little!
More sad news in the world with events in Sri Lanka – will these types of attacks ever end?
Here in Australia we’re all getting pretty sick and tired of all the electioneering that’s going on and the continual sniping. How are you coping with it?
Ungrateful sports people always upset me!
Giving the gift of song 🙂 and 😦
I discovered a lovely show this week and laughed and cried! It’s about ABC TV, opening their recording studios for everyday people to record music for special reasons or people.
This week it featured two stories 1: a family who performed together and wanted to give their grandfather the opportunity to sing and record a song – and it was so happy and heartwarming to see them all get involved!
2. a girl who has spent a lot of time in hospital due to cystic fibrosis wanting to give back to the hospital staff and patients. She said she’s not good with words so she wanted to sing for them. My goodness her voice was superb and her song brought me to tears!! Here are two short little snippets I thought I’d share.
I am lucky to have found a supportive and encouraging ‘tribe’ of bloggers from all over the world and I value each and every one of my readers, especially those who take the time and effort to comment on my posts. And thanks to those who voted for me in the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards – voting has now closed and winners will be announced in London on June 15!
I know I often get overwhelmed at the reading, commenting and sharing that I make myself do. I enjoy it and although it can be time consuming, I feel it’s worth it to build up relationships, connect with others, learn from others and find like-minded bloggers out there. I’m not into conflict anymore.
I love my weekly linkups with Denyse’s #Lifethisweek, Terri’s #SundayStills and Sue and Leanne’s Midlife Share the Love blog party #mlstl. These groups always have interesting, relevant and timely posts, suitable to my stage of life and interests. There are others like Lorna’s Gin and Lemonade group and Esme’s Senior Salon #senisal
The purpose of these groups is to connect and I enjoy this immensely. I am trying to cut back on my involvement with other groups, mainly due to lack of time. But I do have my favourite bloggers who I always check in with on a regular basis.
If I could just ask you, on behalf of all bloggers to:
- Click on links on Facebook pages and read their posts.
- Leave a comment, especially if you enjoyed what you read. Tell them why you enjoyed it. I know it can be a hassle sometimes logging in and filling in boxes but it means a lot to us. We love having conversations with our readers.
- Share their posts on your other social media platforms.
- Follow them on social media – they will usually respond by following you back.
- Subscribe to get new posts or updates.
- Recommend their blogs or Facebook pages.
- Encourage them with your words or emojis.
The reason why I ask is this – many of my blogging friends, like me, aren’t in it to make money but we are sharing our thoughts, talents and words with you on a creative level and it’s nice sometimes to get feedback. Blogging is hard work at times and in this fast paced world, many of our posts are gone before we know it, after hours of work they get replaced by the latest news! Just a thought 🙂
I’m a very grateful blogger.
A very special post 🙂
My daughter wrote this post for me a few years ago and when I’m feeling a bit low and wondering what I’m doing with all this and where I’m going, I dig it out and read it over and over again. At the time she was my first Guest Blogger and I’m so proud of her 🙂
So that’s week #7 of my Friday Feature done and dusted.
Do you have any thoughts on any of these winners or losers for the week?
What made your winners/losers list this week? Let me know if you have any suggestions for me on books, Netflix, movies, podcasts – anything!
Keep smiling and thanks for reading.
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