Deb’s World Friday Feature
Winners & Losers #10
Welcome to Week 10 of my weekly Friday roundup, where I share some of the good, the bad and the ugly ‘stuff’ I’ve taken note of during the week. I’m really enjoying this collection of bits and pieces and love getting your responses – thanks so much to everyone who reads, comments and shares. You are very welcome to join me in this quest each week by leaving me a comment with your own winners and losers!
Another great Musings on a Monday quote 🙂
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Last year’s Odyssey 🙂 + 😦
I have been reminded a lot lately, that this time last year the Mathematician and I were away on our 3 month Odyssey, touring places in England, Iceland, Denmark, France, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland – and spending time with beautiful, generous people. Somehow amongst all the excitement of seeing our daughter and visiting new places I still managed to keep up with my blog while we were travelling. These reminders make me happy because we did it but also sad because it’s all over now! Does that make sense??
I just had to share this happy shot from our visit to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. It was pretty cold outside but the water temperature was sooo warm. We took our eldest daughter with us on our trip to Iceland – lucky her and lucky us to get to spend a week in her fabulous company!
A Movie recommendation: Top End Wedding – just fabulous!!! 🙂
The blurb: Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren’s mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.
The Mathematician and I took his mother to see this movie for Mother’s Day and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. I think I can say we all laughed, cried and cringed throughout it – the scenery, the story, the acting – it was all absolutely fabulous! If you get a chance to see it, I highly recommend it!!
Can you relate to this? 🙂
My sister tagged me in this during the week, we’re very much alike!!
When your posts get stolen 😦
I read a post from Hugh, a blogging buddy in the UK, where he wrote about how to help stop someone from stealing your blog posts. It seems to be a thing where someone copies and pastes your words and images from a post and puts it onto their own site. As far as I know I have never been a target for this type of thing but it’s sad to know that it happens. Hugh’s post offers tips on how to protect your words and images, and what to do if your work has been stolen in this way. It’s well worth a read to stay on top of this awful behaviour.
As Hugh says in his post:
I recently stumbled upon a blog where the author had copied and was using my blog posts. No pingbacks or mention that I was the original author, just plain copy and pasting of some of my posts and images. It left me feeling angry, yet I also felt honoured that my work must be good enough if somebody wanted to copy it.Hugh’s Views and News
As a Deborah, I’ve never thought of being called Bruh!!! It’s always been Debbie, Deb or Debs. It did make me smile 🙂 What’s a new way of looking at your name?
Politics free zone! 🙂
You might have noticed that this week’s edition is again a politics free zone, although many memes have been tempting to share! I know I will be glad to have this federal election over and done with soon, and then we’ll just have to move on with whoever the people have voted in. Let’s hope it’s a sensible choice!
Instead let’s have a lovely image and quote about inclusion from Red Tractor Designs.
Mother’s Day 🙂 – do you have a favourite child?
A great post I found this week on a Blogging Grandmothers group, was all about your favourite child. I sent it to my daughters knowing they’d enjoy it 🙂 You might like it too!
We’ve done a bit of driving lately and always enjoy listening to podcasts to while away the hours. Andrew Denton is an inspiring interviewer and has a TV show which is then made into a podcast. One of our favourites this week was about Rebecca Sharrock, a 28yr old woman from Brisbane, who can remember every day of her life, due to having a condition called HSAM (Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory). There are only a handful of people in the world who have this condition and it was fascinating hearing her talk with Andrew about her life. Her mother was just as inspiring as she held her family together with love and support, as everyone in her family, including her husband has some form of intellectual challenge. It was so interesting and highly recommended.
Dupuytren’s contracture 😦
Dupuytren’s (du-pwe-TRANZ) contracture is a hand deformity that usually develops over years. The condition affects a layer of tissue that lies under the skin of your palm. Knots of tissue form under the skin — eventually creating a thick cord that can pull one or more fingers into a bent position. The affected fingers can’t be straightened completely, which can complicate everyday activities such as placing your hands in your pockets, putting on gloves or shaking hands. Dupuytren’s contracture mainly affects the two fingers farthest from the thumb, and occurs most often in older men of Northern European descent. A number of treatments are available to slow the progression of Dupuytren’s contracture and relieve symptoms.Source
My husband is having surgery to alleviate this condition today.
This week’s posts:
- Winners and Losers #9
- Are you a jackhammer or a hummingbird?
- Do you feel the serenity? For #SundayStills photo challenge
- What does being content with your life look like? For #Lifethisweek and Midlife Share the Love party
- Wordless Wednesday
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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