What were the good, the bad and the ugly for the week? Winners and losers #11

Deb’s World Friday Feature

Winners & Losers #11

Welcome to Week 11 of my 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. You can also leave me a link to your favourite post from the week and I’ll be happy to share.

Musings on a Monday quote 🙂

Have you discovered the Good Place on Netflix? It’s a quirky show that really appeals to me with its often hilarious discussions on life, morality and being good vs bad. This quote made complete sense to me in the episode, so I thought I’d share it with you, hoping it makes sense in today’s real world too. It may be complicated but there are lots of good people in the world working hard to make it a better place.

Did you know I share a new quote each Monday on Instagram? Are you following me on Insta yet – click here to join in the fun!

Bruh 🙂

Bruh - short for Deborah :)
Bruh – short for Deborah 🙂

If you read my post last week, you’ll get this one!!

Political cake stall sign 🙂

I laughed at this cake stall sign which was doing the rounds of Facebook over the weekend – at least it put a smile on a few faces 🙂 Only Aussies will get these references but believe me it was very clever!!

The Federal Election here was ugly, cringeworthy at times and not a pleasant time for many – thanks goodness it’s all over now!

Siblings 🙂

My sister and brother visited last weekend, and we managed to get a photo of us together and sent it to mum for Mother’s Day.

No matter how old you get that cartoon is still true!!! It made me laugh 🙂

The list below is also very fitting given my inclusion of siblings this week – FYI I’m December which apparently means I’m the Bossiest 🙂 I don’t agree with that! What about you??? Please share just for some fun.

What type of sibling are you?
What type of sibling are you?

You can’t ask that!

This is a great show on ABC TV where real people get asked real questions that would normally be off limits – hence the name of the show. This week was about surviving a disaster and I know all about that.

Although my own disaster was 41 years ago, I only wrote about it, for the first time in any detail, last year. You can read it here, if you haven’t read it before:

What I learnt from surviving a tragic school excursion

So the show brought back many memories for me as you can imagine. I found I related to so many of the answers given and felt their emotions very clearly. Always an interesting and thought provoking show, full of honesty!

When can I borrow a baby and try this? 🙂

Surprisingly my daughter won’t let me borrow her baby!!

Please note no children were harmed in this video!!!

Baby wombats are high on the cute list this week 🙂

Did you know a group of wombats was called a wisdom? Just one of the many things I learnt this week!

Eurovision and Australia??

I admit to watching the voting this year, it was a great distraction and much more fun, than watching the election results!

Do you know why Australia is even in the Eurovision contest, when we are obviously so far away from Europe? I wondered too – read on…..

Australia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest five times since their debut at the 2015 contest in Vienna. The country’s best result in the contest is a second-place finish for Dami Im in 2016. Australia also finished in the top ten in three of its other appearances in the contest, with Guy Sebastian finishing fifth in 2015, and both Isaiah Firebrace and Kate Miller-Heidke finishing ninth in 2017 and 2019.

Australia’s participation in the 2015 contest was set to be a one-off event, the plan being only to perform again the following year had they won, but it was confirmed in November 2015 by SVT that they would participate in the 
2016 contest.[1] 

Australia is the first country from the Oceania region (and the third country outside Europe, after Morocco and Israel) in the Eurovision Song Contest to participate in the contest.


Birthday wishes

Today is my eldest daughter’s birthday and this time last year I was with her, as I was 6 years ago for her big 30 – being on the opposite side of the world is hard at special times but she’s in our thoughts and we will speak with her.

Years ago I wrote a post about each of my daughters, comparing our lives at the same age. It was a lovely experience looking at the differences, and similarities, of our lives at a certain age. You can read it here:

Mother and daughter at 30 and a bit

This week’s posts:

You may have noticed that I’ve been much quieter on the blog than usual this week, but that’s a good thing!

If you’ve missed any of the earlier posts in my Friday Feature – you can find them here: Winners and Losers

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.

Deb 🙂

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27 Replies to “What were the good, the bad and the ugly for the week? Winners and losers #11”

  1. I love that photo of us from the weekend. Can you please send me a copy? I also laughed out loud at the cartoon. I’m sure I can remember some of those from long car trips! Can you imagine how Dad coped with the three of us when we were all less than 10, driving up to Mur’bah to drop us off with Nan and Pop?

    What gorgeous scenery in the Danny Daycare video!

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    1. It’s a great shot of us isn’t it? I’ve sent it to you now, sorry I’ve been a bit distracted lately! I laughed at the cartoon too, so true and how on earth did we manage to survive long car trips?
      I thought the bike ride was through gorgeous countryside too, and quite a thrilling ride. Emilia would love it I’m sure!!

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  2. Love it Deb and I’m the Bodyguard because I’m born in August LOL:) How lovely to spend time with your brother and sister. Unfortunately, my relationships with my siblings over the last 35 years has been non-existent. My brother died 3.5 years ago but I did get to speak to him before he died. My sister lives in Sydney but we don’t communicate. Oops probably too much information for you. So I’m a little jealous but I’m sure your Mum loved the photo. Another fun post to make me smile on a Friday morning Deb. Have a fabulous weekend. xx

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    1. Thanks Sue, I can just see you as the Bodyguard too!!!! I’m sorry to hear of your non-relationship with some family members, I am really lucky with mine. Although we have our issues at times, we are all close and make an effort to stay in touch. Mum loved the photo and is currently away overseas – she is a real gadabout!! I’m so happy my posts give you a smile, I feel like I’ve achieved something worthwhile when I hear that 🙂 Happy weekend to you xx


  3. It looks like you come from a close and supportive family Debbie. I read the comment above from Sue which resonated with me. I’m sure you realise what you have with your family is very special, and worth the appreciative acknowledgements in your posts. Tell your mum from me please that she did something very, very right when you were all young, because clearly the same bonding parenting is being mimicked and mirrored down the generations. I’m envious,


    1. Yes I am very fortunate to have a close and supportive family Chris and I must admit I probably take it for granted at times. I just assume everyone has a family like mine, but realise that’s not the case at all. Thanks for your lovely comment and I will pass on your comment to mum when she returns from her latest globetrotting holiday. Your comment means a lot to me, so thanks again for taking the time to write it.

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  4. THANK YOU for finally giving me something to be happy about having a January birthday! Growing up here in SoCal, where January is usually cold and icky, I was so envious of my friends with summertime birthdays (little did I know at the time that I could have just moved down under). I’m pretty sure your chart of sibling types by month is absolutely correct (and, since I’m the smartest, I should know). Sorry about your election results. I imagine you feel similar to how we did after our election results in 2016.

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  5. We were robbed in Eurovision!! How could that nambie pambie Nethlands guy win when our girls was AMAZING!??! I blame it on the inter-country favourites voting for each other. Nice round up Deb and I enjoyed the daddy daycare guy’s bike trip (and out-takes afterwards!)

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    1. Thanks Leanne, I enjoyed this week. It was great fun putting it together. I agree we were robbed in Eurovision, we have had some great contenders and this year Kate was amazing as you quite rightly say. I laughed at the bike rid, once I realised it wasn’t really a baby in the trailer 🙂 . Have a great weekend.


  6. Hi Debbie, one of the best gifts children can get is a close-knit family. Nothing gives them as much emotional security as supportive parents. And glad to see that you had that.
    – Pradeep | bpradeepnair.blogspot.com

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  7. Siblings! Mother’s Day! Loved this, especially since I recently visited my Mom. Also, adored the Wombat Thingie. Oddly enough, our cat is named “Wombat”. Not because she resembles one (well, except for the Cuteness Part), but because the then-actual-child-Child loved that word.

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    1. Thanks Marian. I think I’m really May as well, I’m definitely not bossy 🙂 . I didn’t know they were called a wisdom either, isn’t it funny how you can live in a country all your life and not know the group name for one of your own animals!!!! Trivia quiz winner 🙂

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