Friday Feature on Deb’s World
Winners & Losers #8
Welcome to my weekly roundup, where I share some of the good, the bad and the ugly ‘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 great quote about being a grandmother 🙂
A fascinating podcast about digital addiction 🙂
I listened to a scarily true podcast the other day, then made my husband listen to it on a road trip, it was riveting! It’s all about digital addiction in the current generation and the science behind it – might sound boring but trust me, it’s fascinating and also has some ideas on how to help.
The blurb says this:
Sex, drugs and rock and roll. That’s what we used to worry about when it came to the things that would mess up kids. These days the rate of things like teen pregnancy, smoking, drinking and drugs have fallen off a cliff. But they’ve been replaced with phones, screens, social media and video games, all of which are potentially addictive. David Gillespie knows exactly how we get addicted to these devices and why the addiction looks different in men and women. He joins Mia to talk about what’s happening to our teens and what we can do about it…No Filter podcast with David Gillespie
A creative quiz to take – which type are you?
Everyone has a Creative Type. What’s yours?
I’m a Visionary it seems!
The Creative Types test is an exploration of the many faces of the creative personality. Based in psychology research, the test assesses your basic habits and tendencies—how you think, how you act, how you see the world—to help you better understand who you are as a creative. Answer these 15 questions and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of your motivations, plus insight into how to maximize your natural gifts and face your challenges.
These personality types aren’t black-and-white labels. Think of them more as signposts pointing you toward your full creative potential. While there’s probably one core type that best describes you, you may change types at different points in your life and career, or even at different stages of the creative process. As a creative, you have a little bit of all eight Types inside you.
Last week we had School Holiday Yoga and this week, my friend Donna from Retirement Reflections, sent me this Sammy J video to share about Brexit! The funny thing is Sammy J is Australian, Donna is in Canada and her son sent it to her from the UK – an around the world ticket!!
A joke from my sister 🙂
I had a hen who could count her own eggs. She was a mathemachicken.
Leunig political party humour 🙂
We have to laugh otherwise we’d all be crying with this election nonsense going on!
Musk sticks 🙂
I first saw this article a few weeks ago and am only now sharing it. I joined many others who were aghast that our delicious musk stick lollies (sweets) could be called ‘disgusting’ and feature in a Museum of Disgusting Food!
In October last year, Australian cuisine received a dubious international honour with the opening of Sweden’s Disgusting Food Museum.
Australia’s contribution to the museum collection includes Vegemite (of course) and witchetty grubs, but perhaps most surprising is the presence of the humble musk stick. They’re simple, unassuming lollies, not creepy, or crawly, or fermented.
Yet musk sticks manage to disgust tourists as much as they delight Australians. Read the full article here
Cuteness overload coming up…
Wombats on the move at Cradle Mountain Tasmania, Australia
Read This! Or don’t. Either way I still love you – by Angela Noel Lawson
I read this post by my blogging friend Angela and actually thought she’d read my mind. I often have these thoughts when writing and sharing my words. Angela says it far better than I ever could and I encourage you to click on the link below to read her post. Here’s a snippet:
Something’s been on my mind and I think it’s about time I share it with you. Being a friend or family member of a writer can be tough. We writers are always publishing, posting, promoting . . . And though we try not to overwhelm you, I don’t think we always succeed. So, I’m here to tell my people: It’s okay if you don’t read my writing. Really, it is.
Don’t get me wrong, I still want people to read what I write; people, not necessarily you, exactly. I write for the same reason a sculptor sculpts; I see a vision and I want to make it manifest. Words are my art.Angela Noel Lawson You are Awesome Blog
What made your winners/losers list this week? Let me know if you have any suggestions for me on books, Netflix, movies, podcasts – anything!
Do you have any thoughts on any of these winners or losers for the week?
Keep smiling and thanks for reading.
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